Google Play Protection prevented the installation of more than 1.9 billion malicious Android apps downloaded from the Play Store.
Google Play Protect, a protection service built into Android smartphones alone, prevented the installation of more than 1.9 billion malicious apps in 2019 alone.
It can be used as anti-virus software to verify whether you have installed malware by regularly scanning applications and updates in the Play Store and APKs downloaded from third-party websites, thereby protecting Android devices. user.
Google Play Protect was launched during Google I / O in 2017 and is now installed on more than 2.5 billion Android devices.
No longer installed outside the Play Store
In 2017 and 2018, Google Play Protect blocked the installation of more than 1.6 billion malicious apps, thereby preventing the number of Google Play protected installations. Play Protect scans more than 100 billion applications every day and can alert users and take corrective actions when a security issue is detected on the device.
Google hopes to further improve its ability to target malicious applications in 2020. The company hopes to strengthen its application security strategy to protect user privacy, detect threats faster and prevent repeat offenders, and finally, detect and delete applications whose content or behavior is harmful to users.