As it could not be otherwise, the vast majority of technology giants take very seriously all that relates to the security and privacy of their users when making use of their products and services . Google could not be less in this sense, something that tries to leave patent from time to time with the launching of new functionalities especially focused towards these purposes. In fact this same firm works hard in these sections relating to security on one of its most widespread platforms, we talk about the operating system for mobile devices, Android .
This is the system most used in this type of products worldwide, so the different applications of various kinds that reach this platform daily are many. Precisely for this reason, Android has been criticized over the years due to some of the tools available in its official store, the Google Play Store , but unfortunately for users, contained some kind of malware.
Obviously these types of applications are minority within the huge amount of possibilities available in the official system store, the problem comes when many users go hand in hand with other unofficial alternative stores , where malware is more common. For all this, the search giant has just included a new functionality in its software that focuses on telling us, those tools that we have installed in our mobile terminals, which have passed the corresponding security control by the company itself.
Android takes care of the reliability of installed applications
Keep in mind that Android from time to time analyzes our applications looking for some type of malware , but this feature has been improved and updated in order to be more efficient. In this way we will have at our disposal a list of the analyzed apps so that we can use them with total confidence. To access this, first we will have to have the Google Play Services application installed and , where we go to the section “ Settings / Google / Security / Verify applications “. Once inside we find a list that reads “ Applications scanned recently “.
In it we find the name of recently scanned tools , of course, in addition to the date and time of this action. Similarly on the same screen we have two options, the first called “ Search for security threats on the device “, to perform a periodic scan for malware, and secondly “ Improve detection of harmful applications “, to report Results to the own signature of the analyzes realized in our device .