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Avoid malware in the Play Store app with the Google Play Protect feature

Avoid malware in the Play Store app with the Google Play Protect feature

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Recently Quick Heal Security Labs reported that there are at least eight apps on Google Play store Infiltrated by malicious malware Joker virus. Luckily, Google immediately responded and removed all eight apps. For those of you who are concerned about accidentally installing an app that might contain malware, use the Google Play Protect feature.

Melansir dari laman support.google.com, pengguna Android disarankan untuk menggunakan fitur Play Protect untuk membantu lindungi perangkat dari aplikasi berbahaya. “Google Play Protect membantu Anda menjaga perangkat tetap aman dan terlindungi,” bunyi keterangan dari pihak Google di laman tersebut.

Dengan menggunakan fitur Play Protect, pengguna dapat memeriksa keamanan pada aplikasi dari Google Play Store sebelum mengunduhnya. Fitur ini juga dapat menemukan aplikasi yang berkemungkinan mengandung bahaya dari sumber lain, atau biasa disebut malware. Google Play Protect juga akan memperingatkan pengguna tentang aplikasi berbahaya yang terdeteksi serta menghapus dari perangkat bila diizinkan oleh pengguna.

Bukan hanya soal aplikasi berbahaya, fitur Play Protect pada Google Play Store juga dapat memperingatkan pengguna tentang aplikasi yang terdeteksi melanggar kebijakan perangkat lunak yang tidak penting, serta aplikasi yang terdeteksi mengakses informasi pribadi pengguna yang melanggar Kebijakan Pengembang aplikasi Android.

For Android users, try to check the security status of the applications installed on the device in the following ways:

1. Open the Google Play Store application on your Android device.

2. In the upper right, tap the profile icon.

3. Touch the “Play Protect” option.

4. By default, Google Play Protect is enabled. If disabled, a message will appear, “Enable Play Protect scanning. For your safety, turn on Play Protect to search for apps outside of the Play Store. Play apps are scanned automatically. “

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5. Users can tap “Activate” or “Activate” to activate Play Protect.

6. Users can also disable this feature, although it is not recommended because it is vulnerable to malware infiltration. Click the settings icon at the top left and uncheck the “Scan apps with Play Protect” option and the Enhance detection of harmful apps option.

Google users can also take advantage of the Play Protect feature to search for applications unknown to Google. If the user chooses to install applications from unknown sources outside of the Google Play Store, enabling the setting “Improve detection of harmful applications” or “Increase detection of harmful applications” will allow Google Play Protect to send unknown applications to Google to protect you from malicious application .

As for how Google Play Protect works, it checks the app when the user installs it. This feature also scans the device periodically. If it finds a potentially dangerous application, Play Protect will send a warning in the form of a notification to the user. To remove an app, touch the notification, then touch Uninstall.

Google Play Protect it will also disable the app until the user removes it. Even if necessary, this feature will remove the app automatically. In some cases, if a malicious application is detected, the user will receive a notification that the application has been removed.

HENDRIK KHOIRUL MUHID

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