Microsoft recognizes the problem of misleading applications of Windows Store
Amid the celebrations for reaching the 100,000 apps in its Windows Store , Microsoft managers are trying to solve a certain situation on the store and it has to do with the large number of rogue applications that have passed through certification and are there , sold without much problem.
The report comes via WinBeta, and indicates that today the process of review and approval of applications sold in the windows store seems to be anything but strict. A quick search brought to light the problem: many applications such as “How to use” (“Using”) several official products, ranging from browsers, antivirus, or to the office suite of the same Microsoft.
These rogue applications are not free-the great majority their prices start at USD $ 4.99 – and to use actual or known names logos are the perfect bait for anyone who is not very up to date with the topic. More than someone should have fallen to “Instagram for Windows 8: How to use”, as the last part of the title is not enough to see from the windows.
In Microsoft are already aware of the situation, and gave a statement indicating that review applications continuously rely on performance scores, and comments from users, and if the rules are not simply removed from the store, but This brings to light that (as in all app stores, no more, no less), something is wrong in the process. However, they also say they are aware of the problem and taking steps to remove applications from the Windows Store misleading.
– Microsoft fails to screen over fake Windows Store 100 submissions under the guise of popular apps and games (The Next Web)
– Deceptive invades the Windows 8 Windows Store apps, trick you into wasting your money (WinBeta)