With over 2 billion monthly active devices on Android. Google has released a security defense for Android devices, called “Google Play Protect” providing powerful new protections and higher visibility into your device security.
Google performs more than 50 billion application scans every day to keep them safe.
“All Android apps undergo rigorous security testing before appearing in the Google Play Store. We vet every app developer in Google Play and suspend those who violate our policies. So even before you download an app, you know it’s been checked and approved. Then, Play Protect scans billions of apps daily to make sure everything remains spot on.”
“Google Play Protect” is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe. It’s a machine learning system that is always on the monitoring for new risks, identifying possibly harmful apps and keeping them off your device or removing them. It also has an Anti-Theft Measures (Find My Device feature) and Browser Protection to let users stay safe while browsing the Internet.
“If you’ve misplaced your device, just take a breath. Find My Device has your back. You can locate your device by signing into your Google account, or even call it directly from your browser. Lock your phone remotely or display a message on the lock screen, so if someone finds it they know who to contact. If you’re convinced it’s lost for good you can erase all your data. Crisis averted.”
“With Safe Browsing protection in Chrome, you can browse with confidence. If you visit a site that’s acting out of line, you’ll be warned and taken back to safety.”
Google Play Protect scans all apps for malware before and after you install them and it is automatically enabled on your device.