May 27 - TOP 10 Extensions with more ๐Ÿ˜’ fake installations in the last ๐Ÿ•“ 24 hours - ๐Ÿ˜ˆ Bad practices in Chrome Web Store

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Julio Marin Torres

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May 27, 2020, 5:13:30 AM5/27/20
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๐Ÿ˜ˆ Bad practices in Chrome Web Store


"TOP 10 Extensions with more ๐Ÿ˜’ fake installations in the last ๐Ÿ•“ 24 hours"


๐Ÿ“ˆ Simple listย TOP 10 extensionsย with the highest rise ofย "Fake installations"ย within the Chrome Store in theย last 24 hours:



Ranking

Icon

Extension name

Active users

+ Fake users added in 24h

% Increase

1

Bugatti Vs Lamborghini Wallpaper HD New Tab300,000+ 89,083 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 85.7%

2

Roblox Wallpaper HD Custom New Tab512,037+ 179,971 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 77.6%

3

Custom Cursor1,000,000+ 223,022 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 30.0%

4

Space Wallpaper HD Custom New Tab30,381+ 6,713 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 28.4%

5

UltraBlock4,235,658+ 869,797 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 25.8%

6

NOtifications Manager1,646,069+ 298,413 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 22.1%

7

Anime Wallpaper HD Custom New Tab873,557+97,718 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 12.6%

9

Super Cars - Sports Cars Wallpaper HD New Tab1,034,096+ 102,183 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 11.0%

9

Halloween 2019 HD Wallpapers New Tab Themes568,806+ 50,279 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 9.7%

10

Cherry Blossom HD Wallpapers New Tab Themes571,792+ 50,036 ๐Ÿ”ผ ๐Ÿ˜’+ 9.6%

The following information shown is valid only for today. (If you're curious, check out the active users of these same extensions tomorrow and maybe see big changes.)

All these extensions violate theย Developer Program Policiesย (*)ย to Chrome Store.


(*)ย User Ratings, Reviews, and Installs:ย Developers must not attempt to manipulate the placement of any extensions in the Chrome Web Store. This includes, but is not limited to, inflating product ratings, reviews, or install counts by illegitimate means, such as fraudulent or incentivized downloads, reviews and ratings.


โ„น MORE INFO:

If you need more information about this, you can readย this article ๐Ÿ‘€ย or see and comment this following topics in Google Groups:


"Cheating the Chrome Store" Technique of "active users" or "fake active users". This is serious.
If you are a Chrome Store developer, this is important and serious. "This is bad for everyone"
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Julio Marin Torres

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May 27, 2020, 9:56:20 AM5/27/20
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Other interesting details for this topic:

I see that most extensions or accounts with fraudulent installs come from developers from Russia.

Cheers!ย ย 
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