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Google has created many safeguards to prevent Android users from infecting a virus or a phone. According to the company - more than 700,000 apps have been removed from Google Play Store in the year 2017 to protect Android users from such apps. This is 70 percent more than the 2016 figures.


Google Play Product Manager Andrew wrote in a blog post: "Not only did we remove such bad apps in 2017. At the same time, we can find such applications faster than earlier and also take quick action for them. It was also redressed by finding out the 99% eps that came with abusive content before anyone could install it. "Google credited this success to new machine learning models and technology.

Copycats are still big problems

The copycat's app is designed to be similar to an app. This is the reason that users are often seen in this case, what is the real app? It is also a popular way to get entry in users' devices. Google has removed about a million apps like this last year. In addition, the company also said that the number of thousands of incorrect content apps have also been removed from the Play Store. Machine learning has helped a lot in this work.

Google Play Protects Help

Google Play Protect scans the app to track any type of wrong activity. Google had added all its malware scanning and detection techniques to Google Play Protect last year. The Android operating system automatically scans the installed app in the phone and searches for any kind of signature. Users can also start scanning in the update section of their Android smartphones.