Google Play Protect Ensures Your Device is Safe from Pesky & Malicious Apps

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May 17, 2017
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Google is doing all it can in its power to ensure that our Android devices stay secure. That’s why it has Google Play Protect running in the background to keep us nice and safe.

Google Play Protect Scans Billions of Apps Every Single Day – Doubles Down on Security for Everyone

According to Google, Android was built with security in mind since day one. But given the amount of malicious apps that have managed to creep into the Play Store in the past few years, one can easily denounce such a statement. But, that doesn’t mean Google is not hard at work fixing the wrongs that happened in the time that has passed.

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We know you want to be confident that your Android devices are safe and secure, which is why we are doubling down on our commitment to security. Today we introduced Google Play Protect—Google’s comprehensive security services for Android, providing powerful new protections and greater visibility into your device security. Play Protect is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe, so you don’t have to lift a finger.

Today, the company is announcing Google Play Protect. It’s a nifty little service that runs in the background and scans apps that may be malicious or cause some sort of harm. Once it stumbles across something that does not abide with Google’s guidelines, Play Protect will help you get rid of the app from your device altogether. Interestingly, with Android having 2 billion users around the globe, the service scans 50 billion apps on a daily basis. That is a lot of apps to scan for that might be potentially harmful for billions of devices across the globe.

With more than 50 billion apps scanned every day, our machine learning systems are always on the lookout for new risks, identifying potentially harmful apps and keeping them off your device or removing them. All Google Play apps go through a rigorous security analysis even before they’re published on the Play Store—and Play Protect warns you about bad apps that are downloaded from other sources too. Play Protect watches out for any app that might step out of line on your device, keeping you and every other Android user safe.

What’s more important is the fact that Google Play Protect runs on every single device that has Google Play installed on it. The service constantly monitors and scans apps on a daily basis and keeps itself updated too so that nothing manages to slip by.

Last but not the least, Google Play Protect comes with a device locating feature called Find My Device. As the name implies, it lets you search, ping or erase your smartphone, tablet or watch. If you want to give it a try right now, simply head over to: Android.com/find

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You can even download the dedicated app for Find My Device on Android. It’s absolutely free.

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