ES File Explorer in the Play Store, with 10K + downloads

A εφαρμογή που ονομαζόταν ES File Explorer κυκλοφορούσε στο Play Store. The app bombarded users with endless  χωρίς να προσφέρει τα χαρακτηριστικά που διαθέτει ένας   files.

Google removed the first ES File Explorer app from the Play Store earlier this year for tricking users into collecting clicks, and the DO Global who developed it has not released it since then.

Let's say the first app was quite popular, despite being removed for click fraud.

ES File Explorer

Because as we mentioned above the application was very popular, it was time until someone uses her name for malicious purposes.

Lukas Stefanko, a researcher at ESET's security company, discovered the false application ES File Explorer and Reported on , explaining that once installed, it starts bombarding users with ads.

“The app didn't work for 2 minutes and showed 9 ads full , όταν ακόμα βρισκόμουν στις . Για να φανεί αξιόπιστη, ζητά την εγγραφή σας”, αναφέρει ο Stefanko.

The most worrying thing of all, however, is that this app has already descended more than 10.000 times Google Play Store, most likely by users who believe they installed the first application.

DO Global did not say anything about a possible return of its app and said only that it accepted Google's decision to την ES from the Play Store.

"We fully understand the gravity of the allegations. Therefore, we immediately conducted an internal investigation into this matter. We're sorry to see anomalies in some of the AdMob ads that use our products. This way, we fully understand and accept Google's decision. In addition, we have been actively working with them to conduct a thorough investigation into each of our applications, ”the statement said.

Meanwhile, if you're using the Play Store, go ahead with installing an app, read the reviews, check the developer name, and read the app description.

As mentioned, the fake application ES File Explorer has already been removed from the Google Play Store. If you still have it on your device, you will need to delete it if you have not already.

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