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Google Adds New Behavior-Based Malware Scanner To Every Android Device

In order to keep its billions of users safe, Google has introduced another security defense for its Android devices, called Google Play Protect.

Google Play Protect, which is part of the Google Play Store app, uses machine learning and app usage analysis to weed out the dangerous and malicious apps, which have always been albatross around the tech giant’s neck.

Since Google Play Protect actually comes with the Google Play Store, users do not need to install or activate this security feature separately.

 Google Play Protect for Android devices consists:

  • App scanning
  • Anti-Theft Measures
  • Browser Protection

Play Protect’s App Scanning Feature

Google Play Protect is an always-on service on devices which said to scan 50 billion apps each day across a billion Android devices to ensure they are safe.

Google already has a number of security measures in place to help keep your smartphones safe, including Verify Apps and its Bouncer service, but once apps are uploaded to the Play Store and installed on your device, Google does not have anything in place to monitor the behavior of those apps – something that most malware apps were abusing.

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