Just days after its release on the Apple App Store, some sites are already offering their own dubious versions of Temple Run 2 for Android.
With 20 million downloads just 4 days after its release on the Apple App Store, Temple Run 2 is indeed highly-anticipated among Temple Run fans and gaming fanatics. While the Android version of the game is scheduled for release this Thursday, we already found certain websites peddling what appears to be Temple Run 2 for Android.
We downloaded a supposed Temple Run 2 app and analyzed it. Luckily, the apps (detected by Trend Micro as ANDROIDOS_FAKETEMPLRUN.A) do not exhibit any noteworthy malicious routines. However, they do send ad notifications to users. And to rub salt to wound, both apps do not run the actual Temple Run game.
We also noticed other sites that offer Temple Run 2. Looking closely at the description of one of these sites, the developer posted a disclaimer about the app. Though the site does not exhibit any harmful routine, the use of Temple Run 2 to persuade users to download the “wallpaper” app (some sites offer a puzzle app, among others) is quite suspect.