Shady WinSCP clone in Windows Store: "Remote SSH Tool"

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Shady WinSCP clone in Windows Store: "Remote SSH Tool"

There appears to be a suspicious WinSCP clone in the Windows Store: Remote SSH Tool. The company's website and nearly all the reviews look very suspicious. The software looks largely identical. I would recommend that the dev check it out. I've reported the app to Microsoft using the Windows Store reporting system. Unfortunately they took my $10 (no refunds for apps in the Store) - I thought it was you! When you search for WinSCP in the Store, WinSCP and this apparent clone both pop up.

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Re: Shady WinSCP clone in Windows Store: "Remote SSH Tool"

Thanks for your report.

Yes, we are aware of that app. We have also reported it to Microsoft few weeks ago (no response so far). There's not much else we can do about it.

Thanks for reporting it to Microsoft too!
Please consider posting a review as well.

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Thank you for your reply. I've done that. I think I'm the only non-5-star review, and the only one without a made-up name.

I really do hope Microsoft removes this obvious scam from the Windows Store. I bet Google and Apple have much lower tolerance for such shady behavior.

Anyway, I'm a new Store user of your app (the real one). It's a great time-saver. Thank you! Easily worth the money.

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