Powershell Windows Toolbox to install Google Play on Windows 11 is malware


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A popular Windows 11 ToolBox script used to add the Google Play Store to the Android Subsystem has secretly infected users with malicious scripts, Chrome extensions, and potentially other malware.

When Windows 11 was released in October, Microsoft announced that it will allow users to run native Android apps directly from within Windows.

This feature was exciting for many users, but when the Android for Windows 11 preview was released in February, many were disappointed they could not use it with Google Play and were stuck with apps from the Amazon App Store.

While there were ways to use ADB to sideload Android apps, users began looking for methods that let them add the Google Play Store to Windows 11.

Around that time, someone released a new tool called Windows Toolbox on GitHub with a host of features, including the ability to debloat Windows 11, activate Microsoft Office and Windows, and install Google Play Store for the Android subsystem.

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Hi, Shawn.

Am I correct in thinking Github still has this available for download?

And if so . . . well, err, umm, . . .

I believe it has been removed from GitHub.
 

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