Spawn

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Microsoft Store is an online portal for "vetted" Windows Apps for Windows 10 PC, Hub, Mobile and Xbox users.

Here are Windows Apps that I have discovered that appear to be suspicious or linked to a larger campaign to spread mediocre or spam apps. They use familiar terms to reputable vendors such as Safari, Chrome, Opera and Firefox to deceptively trick users into downloading their Apps.

Disclaimer: I have no proof to claim they're malicious, but do appear suspicious in ways they're distributed (ie. App name, Description and Reviews) on the Microsoft Store for Windows Apps (Windows 10).




Firefoxus by Neo-n
Code:
microsoft.com/en-gb/p/firefoxus/9n1g1vn0qth9
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Neo-n Browser by Neo-n
Code:
microsoft.com/en-us/p/neo-n-browser/9n1g1vn0qth9
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I suspect this is their Custom Google Search, but appears blurred upon visiting.
Code:
http://www.neo-n.ga/
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Image: Searched with Bing.com


Changing data-blur to false , you'll see a partially functioning site (only the search works).

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Using their Custom Google Search, my results are severely limited to just ~5% of what Google shows.

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1 search by DigiDream
Code:
microsoft.com/en-us/p/www-browser/9nbrxt6w7hzt
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Operatics Mini Search by DigiDream
Code:
microsoft.com/en-us/p/operatics-mini-search/9n7f9h11t11c
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Operator Browser by Tamajo Apps
Code:
https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9NBRXT6W7HZT
Misleading description: no Ads

How it appears on Microsoft Store on Windows 10
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How it appears in the browser from Share > Copy Link.
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