Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Paid antivirus for Android proved fake - Russian Newspaper

Pay Virus Shield antivirus application for mobile devices Android, in a short time has become popular among users, proved fake, writes Android Police.

program cost $ 3.99 appeared in the app store Google Play at the end of March for a week and was installed on smartphones and tablets more than 10,000 times. Due to the large number of downloads Virus Shield came in first place in the “New paid apps,” and in the list of top paid Android applications for all time, the program won the third place.

Virus Shield The description says that the application protects mobile device from viruses, spyware and other malicious software, and scans applications, settings and media in real time to detect viruses. However, according to Android Police, none of the stated functions, the program does not perform. Thus, in the course of studying the code Virus Shield revealed that an application can perform only one task – to change the icon on the screen by the user clicking.

Publishing Experts argue that the application developer (in the card contains a certain company Deviant Solutions) – this scam that earned gullible users impressive amount of money.

Shortly after the publication in the press Virus Shield was removed from the store Google Play, but it remains in the caches page search engine. At the time of removal program rating was 4.6 points out of a possible five. It is also noteworthy that the Virus Shield has received many positive reviews from users. Many of them appear to have been faked, and the rest – leaving users who misled.

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