Due to how Google Play works, Android has a "bad app" problem. Google allows any developer to upload an app to the Play Store, whether it works, what it looks like, or whether it can harm users. Malware scanning occurs primarily after apps have been uploaded, and although Google has recently taken steps to protect users with its Play Protect program, you do not need to rely on them.
Android has several tools available to users who provide protection. By combining secure technology with good decision-making, you can protect yourself from most malicious programs. You can also use these skills to protect yourself from broken apps or ugly ones. Unfortunately, these tips will not eliminate the possibility of downloading a malicious program, but they will significantly reduce the threat.
Performing the same tasks that each application made separately was Play Protect as Google's way of showing developers and consumers that they were serious about security. However, Play Protect does not eliminate the problem. According to AV -Test.org, Google Play Protect only detected in November 2005 66.9% of malicious software.
Compared to the industry average of 98%, Play Protect is an inefficient anti-virus program. Play Protect has only detected 79.6% of the latest malicious software in the previous four weeks, well below the industry average of 98.6%.
While we do not recommend disabling the feature (since it is already built in and the "Find My Device" features are useful), we recommend that you download another antivirus app to supplement malicious code scanning. Specifically one with a much higher detection rate and a minimal battery life effect: Antiy AVL.
Antiy AVL is above the industry average in both real-time detection and four-week detection with a 100% detection rate in both categories. According to AV-Test.org, it has a minimal impact on the battery and performance of your smartphone and had zero false positive effects for the app found in the App Store stores from Play Storeor. Like Play Protect, it offers real-time protection before installing a program from any source.
After installing the program, we recommend that you perform an "app only" scan to make sure that no harm is already installed on the device. After scanning your smartphone, let AVL perform background scans (enabled by default) to automatically protect your device.
However, the application does not provide these permissions by default, so you usually see a series of license applications the first time you open an app or the first time you try to use a feature that requires one of these permissions. When you click on "Allow" on a permission request, the app can now access that feature on your smartphone at any time.
Unfortunately, not all apps use this new system (although new apps and updates of existing apps must be) and instead request bulk permissions when installing the app. This is a complete or non-agreement, so if you don't want the app to access some features on your phone, you simply can't install it.
It is also very easy to misinterpret the original authorization request as a confirmation popup asks if you are sure you want to install the app – if you press "Allow", the app now has permission to access each feature it requested.
Although they use the new system, many applications request permissions that they do not need for functionality. Reviewing all software permissions provides both privacy and security. Fortunately, Android makes application review easy by grouping permissions together rather than making you review apps individually.
To review app permissions, open the Settings menu by either selecting the gear icon in Quick Settings or selecting the Settings icon in the app drawer. At the top of this menu will be a search bar or a magnifying glass icon, select either and enter "Configure Apps" or "App Permissions".
If nothing happens (as is the case with LG UX devices), select "Apps" from the Settings menu and select the three vertical dots. When the submenu is opened, select "Configure Apps" and then "App Permissions" (depending on the skin, it can only say "Permissions").
Next, you'll see a list of all permissions allowed for apps and the number of applications currently available to that feature on your smartphone. From the beginning, you choose each one and decide whether the application needs authorization.
The recommended strategy to follow is the principle of least privilege. This principle says that individuals (in this case, apps) should only have access to the absolute minimum permits required to perform their task, and nothing more.
An example of this is in the official app for the footprint. This application can get permission for your calendar to add events. If you do not want to use this feature, disable this permission to prevent personal information from being collected.