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Google Play Protect is Lowest Scorer for Anti-Malware Testing


Google's only difficult time lately isn't the release of its Pixel 2 understood to misguide users, but seemingly its anti-malware software namely "Play Protect" which has shown the least of efficacy following a test done to it.


The anti-malware tool, introduced simultaneously with Android Oreo, is created for dousing all fears about malicious software affecting Android ecosystem. Because Android works with open-source there invariably is vulnerability inducing concern given the platform has already reached a high degree of popularity.


Germany's anti-malware test AV-Test managed to identify merely 65.8% of the latest malicious programs resulting in a total rise of 79.2% of malware since one month. The best solutions were able to test at 13.0 points while Google Play Protect could test at just 6.0 points accounting for the lowest testing ability. Theinquirer.net posted this on the Web dated October 26, 2017.


At first, David Burke vice-president of engineering at Google said that Google Play had inbuilt Play Protect for every device that recurrently updated automatically while acted to maintain the safety of the device as well as its user's data, thus saving the user's effort to get the said things done.


The company boasts about Google Play Protect as constantly acting towards maintaining the safety of users' devices, data along with applications loaded. It effectively scrutinizes user's device while keeps on improving for ensuring the most recent securities for mobile phones. The scanning occurs automatically at regular intervals.


However, based on the tests, which AV-Test performed, all the other twenty testing software seems to perform better compared to Play Protect. Those twenty testing tools include ones from Alibaba, Ahnlab, 360 Mobile Security, Bitdefender, Avast, Antiy, Kaspersky, ESET, Cheetah Mobile, Trend Micro, Sophos, Norton and F-Secure, amongst others. Ever since the start of Android, Google has always remained busy battling with the odds of malicious software. In fact, it has been computed that about 98% of the total malicious programs designed for mobile phones is aimed at Android. Users who enjoy the "Super Bouncy Ball 4U II" like random games would probably want to buy their anti-virus tool in preference over Google Play Protect.

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