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Google Play Protect prevented 1.9 billion malware installs from Third-party stores in 2019

February 13, 2020

In May 2017, Google introduced a security defense system called Google Play Protect to protect the devices running its mobile OS.

Google aims at monitoring the behavior of the apps and the detection of the malicious ones once they have been installed on Android devices.

Google Play Protect implements a machine learning and app usage analysis to identify any malicious activity on the mobile device, it is integrated into the Google Play Store app, this means that its usage is transparent to the end-user that doesn’t need to install or enable it on hid device.

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