This week, it was uncovered that a Google Play Pass app with over 10 million installs turned into malware and distributed pesky popup advertisements. Google already long removed this app from the Play Store, but due to its generic name — "Barcode Scanner" — the original, legitimate Barcode Scanner app bearing the same name found itself caught in the crossfire and received numerous unwarranted 1-star ratings accusing it of being malware.

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