Google deleted more than 700 thousand Android application harmful in 2017

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Explained to Google that its efforts to prevent malicious apps from reaching the Android users has led to the removal of more than 700 thousand apps from the Google Play Store for apps Google Play in 2017, and that more than 70% of removals total in 2016. He explained, “Andrew Ahn” production manager in Google Play they didn’t remove more of the bad apps, but they were able to identify and check against early, and identify 99% of applications that contain content that is offensive, and rejected before anyone can install them. Has returned Google this success to its capacity enhanced to discover the misuse of models and techniques of machine learning.

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According to Andrew, the applications designed to run applications famous and still popular method in attempting to deceive users, has removed Google more than a quarter of a million apps impersonation last year. The company also says it has removed tens of thousands of applications that contain inappropriate content from the Google Play Store. Plays machine learning play a key role in assisting the reviewers to follow up on bad apps and developers who want to add inappropriate content.

Potentially harmful applications are applications that try to phishing personal information for users, be a way to enter the malware or committing fraud in text messages without a user’s knowledge. “Andrew,” that while the number of such applications is not very large, but they pose a threat to Android users, they invest heavily in keeping them out of the App Store.

In the past year Google has put all the techniques to detect malware under the umbrella of Google Play Protect. Says Android operating system automatically performs the scanning operation on the installed applications and look for anything out of the ordinary, and users can also conduct surveys for smartphones running Android directly in the updates section.

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But despite all these efforts there are still some harmful applications that take up the defenses of Google, in August I discovered Google and delete the 30 application was used Secret devices which have been installed on them to implement DDoS attacks. Earlier this month, police removed the 60 game from the store some of which were dedicated to children, after that was found they are displaying ads for pornography. Explains Google that it will continue to update the methods of machine learning models against the bad ones that try to fool consumers through apps that violate its policies.

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