Microsoft vows to clean up its crapware-infested Windows app store

A recent report has revealed that the Windows app store filled
with crappy apps and deceitful wannabe software that can trick
the user into paying for an application that looks like the real
. It also said Microsoft may be well aware of the situation, as
the company both encouraged app developers to deliver
Windows Store apps in bulk, and manually approved them. It
appears Microsoft is well aware of its Windows Store problem
indeed, and the company said on its Windows blog that it will
finally restore order to its Windows Store.
FROM EARLIER: How Microsoft filled its Windows Store
with app scams waiting to steal your money
The company revealed that it has already removed 1,500 apps
from the Windows Store from developers that failed to
acknowledge Microsoft’s new app certification requirements
used to judge both upcoming apps and existing app updates. A
review of existing titles in the Windows Store is also being
conducted in order to identify apps that don’t comply with
Microsoft’s new rules.
“The Store review is ongoing and we recognize that we have
more work to do, but we’re on it,” the company wrote. “We’re
applying additional resources to speed up the review process
and identify more problem apps faster. No approach is perfect,
so we encourage people to report any issues they may
encounter with Windows Store. For most issues, customers can
use the ‘report concern to Microsoft’ link in the Store. For
infringements concerns, people can use our online tools or
email [email protected] directly.”
Microsoft made three changes which it hopes will help it
remove clutter from the Windows Store that affect app names,
categories and icons, as follows:
Naming – to clearly and accurately reflect the functionality of
the app.
Categories – to ensure apps are categorized according to the
app function and purpose.
Icons – must be differentiated to avoid being mistaken with

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