Google has tried over the years to find ways to protect Android users by ensuring that the installed applications are reliable and pose no danger. Now, its verify apps feature kills harmful applications from your device automatically.
Google’s Verify Apps Feature Now Kills Harmful Apps From Your Device Automatically
Google has tried over the years to find ways to protect Android users by ensuring that the installed applications are reliable and pose no danger.
The Verify Apps framework was an important step that has been taken and has managed to ensure the analysis of applications. This functionality has now been improved on Android and already introduces users to the list of analyzed apps.
One of the latest news on Android is the presentation of the list of applications that were evaluated on each user’s smartphone. If we authorize this analysis, then we can see that how the tech giant Google changed this zone of the settings and gave much more information to the user.
This new zone concentrates all the referring settings and adds to the list of applications that Google verified on the device.
To access it, open the Settings and then find the Google option. Then go to Security and go to the zone where you should choose Confirm applications.
In the final window, in addition to being able to choose the search for threats and sending new unknown apps to Google, will see the list of applications that Google has already evaluated.
Unfortunately, it is still not possible to see the complete list, being limited to the most recent 4, also indicating the number of the remaining ones. If you place your smartphone horizontally, this list increases to double. Information about the time the last check was made is also displayed.
For now, this seems to be just a cosmetic change, since none of the application icons can be used. But it may represent a change to come soon, where Google shows much more information about the applications it analyzes and what the results. Moreover, Google says that as of 2015, around 99% of all Android device are free of known PHAs.
The novelty seems to be slowly coming to Android, through an update to Google Play Services. If you do not see this new thing already, you should wait a few more days before it comes up and confirm you and inform you of the results of the app evaluations that you have installed.