Google Took Down 700000 Apps From Google Play In 2017

Google Took Down 700000 Apps From Google Play In 2017

Google Took Down 700000 Apps From Google Play In 2017

He did not provide an exact number but only said that 99% of all the malicious Android apps Google identified previous year were detected and rejected during the review process before anyone could install them.

It is the first time in the history of Google Play that so many numbers of apps are pulled down by Google in one year.

Since past year, Google has been very strict over the applications on Google Play Store. The vast majority of these malicious apps (99 percent), never made it into the store and was outright rejected by Google's algorithms and security teams.

Annual potential harmful app installs rates was reduced by 50 percent year over year.

If you're getting your apps from places outside Google Play, chances are something is going to happen.

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Google put all of the various malware scanning under Google Play Protect previous year. According to Google, that's just a drop in the bucket compared to the 700,000 it booted from the Play Store in 2017.

Google likes to boast of its ability to shut down Android malware, and it apparently has good reason to brag about 2017. Google claims that its advanced machine learning models help quickly sift through app submissions and flag them for inappropriate content. "With one tap in the list or grid view, you can easily filter to see files stored on your SD card", said Devesh Sarwate, software engineer, Files Go, Google. The company also says it kept "tens of thousands" of apps with inappropriate content (pornography, extreme violence, hate, and illegal activities) out of the Play Store.

As far as copycat apps were concerned, Google removed more than 250,000 of those types of apps. A new report from the App Annie research firm claims that, during the recently completed fourth quarter of 2017, almost 27 million new app downloads were recorded between Apple's App ... We take these extremely seriously, and will continue to innovate our capabilities to better detect and protect against abusive apps and the malicious actors behind them.

Google has historically had a problem with copycat apps that contain malware.

The PHA includes those that are malware or those that are trying to commit fraud without your consent or knowledge. "Google has put a tremendous amount of thought and energy into making the Android Platform secure and enterprise friendly, while always protecting user privacy". Are you anxious about the number of apps being removed from Google Play Store? They often try to make their apps look like existing popular apps, for example, to trick users into installing them.


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