After removing the ‘fake’ anti-virus application from its Play Store, now Google is reaching out its hands to Android users who purchased the app by way of full refund.
It could be remembered that it was earlier this month when Google removed the Virus Shield from its Play Store after finding out that it is a fake one.
Aside from the full refund, reports said that Google will be giving $5 of Play Store credit to anyone who paid for Virus Shield.
Google sent emails to those who purchased the application which promised to provide one-click virus protection, but turned out to be a fake one.
In an official email from Google Play Support, the company said, ?Google Play’s policies strictly prohibit false claims like these, and in light of this, we’re refunding you for your “Virus Shield” purchase. You should see funds returned to your account within the next 14 days. Additionally, we’d like to offer you $5 promotional credit1, which can be used to purchase digital content on Google Play such as apps, games, books, music and movies.?
However, just a few days ago, the developer of Virus Shield defended their team and claimed that the application is a legitimate one. They said that the version without the virus protection included was just mistakenly uploaded to the Play Store.
“After reading the article created by AndroidPolice, we immediately unpublished our app from the marketplace to upload the intended version. However, our Google Play Developer account was suspended before we could make said amendments,? Jesse Carter of Deviant Solutions, developer of Virus Shield said.
Virus Shield, one of the paid applications from Google Play Store then, topped the charts a few days after its launch. The application was priced at $3.99 and the developer was said to have earned about 40,000 dollars from nearly 10,000 downloads.
With regard to the alleged earnings, Deviant Solutions said that they have not withdrawn any earnings received from Virus Shield yet. Moreover, the company said that they want to refund all purchases.
Furthermore, Deviant Solutions said that they plan to upload the intended version of the application in the Google Play Store, this time for free to everyone. (Photo courtesy of https://www.google.com.ph/mobile/android/)