Back then the solution was not very easy for noobs. However, someone gave everybody a gift and created a script installer that can both remove and/or restore the Mac AppStore back to one’s system. The script was created because of them, they categorized the Mac AppStore as a trojan, which had installed by 10.6.6 update without any user allowance.
Why did they think this is a trojan?
“Trojan (trojan horse) – a malicious program penetrating the computer user under the innocuous appearance or in the form of program in any meaningful functionality and brings harm. This may be a transfer of the creator of the Trojan private information like credit card numbers, or the ability to remotely control the infected machine. ”
I.E. Apple CAN DO ANYTHING with your computer – gathering information of you and about applications installed, settings of your Mac etc.
Second, Apple gets the opportunity to block pirated software or pirated version of Mac Os. Likewise, many analysts believe it would be desirable that the only way to get a Mac-app was Mac App Store, the authors of applications are virtually under Apple total control.
Anyway, go search in Google with the keywords App Store Remover or App Store Restorer v1.0 and you will find the link to get those installer scripts. This should be useful for users who do not want the AppStore in their system.
Apple has sent a clear message to any developers who try to game its iTunes App Store. Software developer Molinker has been kicked out, along with more than 1,000 of its iPhone applications. The Chinese developer had, according to some estimates, 1,000-plus applications in the store, most of which were copycat knockoffs of existing applications.
Scratch one developer. I wonder if the same developer who created that expensive app worth almost a thousand bucks that does nothing else but glow a red gem will have the same fate. I remember pretty well when the iTouch was still new that there were already 8 customers who purchased that useless app. That meant like almost $8,000 bucks.
Guess Apple is showing that it wants to protect the integrity of its AppStore. Poor were the people who bought Molinker’s apps.
I believe Apple’s Appstore is a success. There is only one drawback that I think should be considered for change. There’s no way for you to see a demo of an application or game. Even if they cost a dollar or more, it would be nice to see demos of them so we would know what to get. This advice is for those who purchase Appstore applications hehehe. Since the news that Appstore has been hacked, a lot of the applications can be placed into your iTouch without having to purchase. I checked out a lot of applications and games to see which ones are good or not. Some are useful, some are enjoyable to play while some are just plain useless. I’m only going to list 3 Appstore applications that are useless and not worth buying since they just do nothing at all.
1) iBeer – your iTouch becomes a glass so it seems, and beer oozes out into your screen moving. If you move it sideways though, it’s as if you’re drinking beer and the glass gets empty. Then that’s it. Good luck to those who bought it haha.
2) iMilk – same as iBeer except that it’s milk this time.
3) I Am Rich – does nothing except displays a red glowing gem and some sort of mantra crap? Altough I’ve read that Apple just took out the application recently, it costed a whopping $999.99. There were 8 people who purchased it before it was taken out, so, lucky developer for earning 8 grand.