Google knows that one of the main concerns of all users, today, is the security of their devices. Attacks are becoming more and more common and from Mountain View they want to face it. For it, have launched Google Play Protect, a service that will analyze all applications to see if there are any problems with them.
Google Play Protect is a security system that aims to keep users safe from possible malicious software in the application store. Just a few weeks ago we learned that millions of Android users had been affected by malware hidden in popular game guides on the Play Store. More than 40 fake guide appss had been infected. Now, Google wants to end these types of problems.
It is a system that will work very simply without practically having to configure anything or analyze anything. The system will automatically analyze the applications installed on the mobile phone or tablet. It will analyze all the apps daily to see if there is malicious software that could endanger the device or our personal data.
All Google Play applications go through a rigorous security analysis before being published, Google has explained. However, some hide the malware enough (as in the case mentioned above) or there are applications installed on phones from unofficial application markets or from other different sources. With the new Google Play Protect it will be possible to control that no installed application contains malware, as explained by Google.
The service will appear in the updates section of My apps and games, in the Google Play Store. A recently renewed section that will now include, before pending updates and recent updates, the scanned apps. It will show the Play Protect scanning process and, once finished, it will show if there are any problems or when was the last time the security scanner checked everything.