Fake Pokemon Go App is Trending in Google Play Store: Be Careful Gamers

Google Play Store invaded by fake Pokemon Go App, according to our sources. So be careful guys, if you have installed this app already then delete this app right now because this app is not available in India, right now. A malicious gaming app called Pokémon Go Ultimate, the first “lockscreen” app has made its way onto the Google Play store, said software security company ESET. ESET also spotted several other malicious apps, including Install Pokémongo and Guide & Cheats for Pokémon Go. The app when downloaded and run is not installed as Pokémon Go but as “PI Network”, a report published in the Fortune said.

Anyone who ran that app would find their phone completely frozen, forcing them to restart the phone by removing the battery. After rebooting, the PI Network app seemed to disappear, but in fact continued running in the background and generating fake ad clicks.

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Fake Pokemon Go App is Trending in Google Play Store: Be Careful Gamers

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The original Pokémon Go gaming app uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities of the device in conjunction with Google Maps to place virtual creatures in real world locations.

According to reports, the specific apps highlighted by ESET seem to have been removed from Google Play Store, a search found several apps named with variations on Install Pokémon Go.

The Pokémon Go is available on Google Playstore and Apple’s App Store in the US, Japan and Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Britain and Germany and is coming soon to India, Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia.

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