Not too long ago, the Netflix for Android app was only available on certain devices
. It ultimately got an upgrade and is now compatible with any Android 2.2 & 2.3 device
, but in the days where those of you were searching for Netflix on your non-compatible device, a Trojan started making the rounds. If you installed Netflix from the Android Market, you should be fine, but if you were impatient and grabbed a copy from an outside source, you may be running a fake version which was designed to steal your account information.
The fake Netflix app is easy to spot once you know what to look for. On the login screen for the official Netflix app, the username/password fields are centered and there are links below in case you need to sign up for an account or if you've forgotten your password. These links do not exist in the fake app, and the username/password fields are justified left in the fake version. If you've already logged in, the fake version's loading screen has a smaller logo, a dark gradient around the edge of the screen, and the word "loading" at the bottom. The official app is a
single shade of red throughout, with a larger logo, and just the loading wheel at the bottom.
Again, if you installed Netflix from the Market, you should be fine. But, if you grabbed it from an outside source, check to make sure you aren't having your account info stolen.