Magically appearing G-Toolkit in my update queue??

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    Hello all,

    At my last app update I came across an application in my update queue called G-Toolkit from Evolence Productions Ltd. I have never installed an application with this name and a quick search about the application gives me the reason to believe that this app is very broken app at best or a Trojan at the worst.

    I have three questions:

    1) how can an application I have not installed before can be listed in my update queue?

    2) is there a way to remove an app from my update queue? Note that as I don't have the G-Toolkit installed in my phone I cannot simply uninstall it.

    3) has this happened to anybody else?

    Thank you in advance for any and all information.
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    I got the same thing in my list of applications to update. I've never downloaded this app before (on my computer or iPhone) and am totally confused why this is showing up. I haven't downloaded it yet in fear that it may be somehow malicious.

    If anyone has any additional information it would be greatly appreciated.
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    That's really confusing. I've never came across that type of issue.


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    Same today - didn't update either
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem. Hopefully a solution will be presented soon. I'm working an iPhone 4 & received the "update" about the same time yesterday. May I add one more question to your list: why do some users receive the update while others do not?
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    Any one to post a screenshot of those notification? and any name about the applications calling for updates?
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    Here's one. No idea what it is or why it's in the queue.

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    I just got the "Upgrade G-Toolkit" on my iPhone 4. Could it be that only those go Jailbreak their iPhones are getting it?
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    The application calling for update is GMail
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    Not in my case. I removed the GMail app and the G-Toolkit is still in the update queue.
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    I'm an idiot. It was the GMail app. I thought I'd been using a homescreen bookmark.
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    Maybe it's just a bug in the app store regarding that particular app. I jailbreaked my phone and i don't have that update so it's sure not about jailbreak.
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    Having same problem! just showed up in my update queue! Am stuck, cuz I don't want to installed it in order to delete! It seems very suspicious! Looks to me like it could be some kind of nasty! Someone please help with this! I am stuck updating my apps, one app at a time, which is extremely annoying!
    Thanks!
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    ...we've submitted a bug report to Apple, since it is apparently possible to change the name and log for a 3rd party App, and in the process hijack the Google brand.

    We recommend all our users remove G-Toolkit...which might require removal of GMail app (since the former is an update to the later).

    Don
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    Finally noticed the statement the it was the gmail app causing problem!
    Thanks for having the answer!
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    Thanks for the Gmail uninstall solution.

    Though while uninstalling Gmail may be a way to remove this app from the update queue it is not an acceptable long term solution. It is not cool to be forced to give up an app I would like to have because a third person has hijacked their brand.

    Could you provide a link to the bug report on this issue?
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    I was confused at first, but Google confirmed that the third party "GMail app" application was renamed to "G-Toolkit", so they're the same thing. Removing the "GMail app" application removes "G-Toolkit" from the iPhone app updates list because they're the same thing.

    The company did a very shady thing...they hijacked Google's GMail brand. And in the process, they had many people fooled into thinking their "GMail app" application was a Google branded application...it's not.

    Not sure if Google forced this shady company to change the application name...but doing so caused a flurry of reports about this mysterious "G-Toolkit" application showing up on everyone's iPhone app updates list.

    Not cool...Apple needs to do something about this kind of shady practice, including how vendors rename apps and cause panic (yes, many of our users panicked!) and confusion.

    In fairness to Google...they had absolutely nothing to do with this fiasco.

    Don
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    You dont have to go one by one. Select "Update all" and say "cancel" when you get the message "G-Toolkit contains age-restricted material"
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    Thanks everyone for your responses! I did remove the app which took care of the problem! You are a good resource, I know just enough to be scared & not enough to do anything about it!Lol!




















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