I've been telling you for years to install and update anti-virus software to keep your gadgets safe. It looks like the Web's shady underbelly was listening, too. This app stole a trustworthy brand's name, but it's actually a fake.
Software company avast! has a solid reputation for delivering products that guard against viruses, malware and hackers. If you were to search for avast! anti-virus's browser extension in Google's Chrome Web Store, then you might end up with a fake. You wouldn't be alone, though, because thousands of other people have already fallen for this weird trick.
Searching for "avast!" on the Chrome Web Store will bring you two different "versions" of the app. Here's a picture taken from avast!'s blog.
Have you spotted the fake yet? You guessed right, it's the one made by "aydnyilmaz9." The story doesn't quite end there.
I expected to talk about a security threat when I heard about this story and - get this - it turns out that this fake is harmless.