Patcay.com – Google recently announced significant improvements in its Android Play Protect system, their latest defense mechanism aimed at safeguarding devices from malware threats. This update is designed to provide advanced protection capabilities, including the ability to identify and address malicious applications that have become increasingly adept at disguising themselves to evade security detection.
In their official announcement, Google explained, “This enhancement will bolster user protection against harmful applications that can morph through various methods, including artificial intelligence, thus deceiving detection systems.”
This update is of utmost importance due to the substantial rise in the use of polymorphic malware, which has become increasingly challenging to detect using traditional security systems.
With this latest system, Play Protect will not only scan newly downloaded Android applications using intelligent scanning and machine learning technology but will also recommend real-time application scans as users interact with their devices.
Following a code evaluation, Google will notify users to verify whether an application is considered safe or potentially harmful.
Google plans to roll out this new scanning feature gradually, commencing with its launch in India as the first country to receive it. A global release is expected to follow in the coming months.
It’s important to note that Play Protect is already available on every Android device equipped with Google Play Services. Currently, Play Protect routinely scans 125 billion applications daily to prevent the spread of malware and unwanted software.
Despite these efforts, security researchers continue to discover the presence of Android malware. Google also noted that links to downloads of malicious applications are often disseminated through temporary platforms, such as messaging apps.
On the other hand, concerning device security, adware is one of the intrusive software types that bombard PC users with repetitive and disruptive advertisements.
Signs that your device may be infected with adware include the appearance of unwanted pop-up windows, unexplained changes in your web browser, and the potential inclusion of spyware. The question is, how can your device become infected with adware?
As information, two common ways are through downloading programs that come bundled with adware and visiting unsafe websites. Adware programs often operate in the background, making them challenging to detect.