What do members think about Google play protect?

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Jul 1, 2018 3:17:04 PM via Website

I received an email today from Google play informing me that Google protect regularly checks my apps & device for harmful  behaviour.

I had not even heard of it until then. What do others  think about it?

I wonder if it will be checking me for harmful behaviour (laughing)

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Jul 2, 2018 3:52:52 AM via Website

  1. It scans Play Store apps for any signs of malware.
  2. It monitors all apps on our device for any signs of shady behavior.
  3. It warns us about websites that might serve up malware or try to trick us into providing personal information.

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Jul 2, 2018 4:42:31 AM via Website

Yeah. It really works. But sometimes I think Google do that just to keep a lot of useless apps on your device when you think about root access.

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Jul 2, 2018 12:46:39 PM via Website

I am not sure if Google protect is actually on my phone. I have never seen it but maybe it is lurking somewhere. Or, maybe I have to download it-assuming it is an actual app?

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Jul 3, 2018 10:20:49 AM via Website

I also don't normally see Google Protect. Do we really need any sort of protection? We all know what we are doing with our phone.

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Jul 3, 2018 11:24:36 AM via Website

I don't know if we need any sort of protection for phones. I got one or two viruses on the desktop in the last 18 years but maybe phones arn't vulnerable in the same way.

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Jul 3, 2018 9:30:28 PM via Website

It is more likely there to decrease app piracy.
It will know if the app on your device is downloaded from outside of Google Play.

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Jul 4, 2018 3:58:58 AM via Website

Google Play Protect gets enabled by default on all Android devices. It is available on Google Play Services 11 or above.

How to check whether you have already got Google Play Protect and how to enable or disable Google Play Protect -
https://thedroidguru.com/what-is-google-play-protect-and-how-to-enable-or-disable-it/

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Jul 4, 2018 1:35:31 PM via Website

Abdelrahman Sid

It is more likely there to decrease app piracy.
It will know if the app on your device is downloaded from outside of Google Play.

Will this will include Mirror APK files?

Quite recently none of my installed apps would  update.  I discovered via forums that other Android users had  experienced the issue too. Also that the cause of the issue was because Google play store had not updated itself-whatever that means.

 I  D/L a mirror APK file of the app store to a memory card in my PC. Then, I simply put the card in my phone and the updates started working again.

When I removed the card from my phone there were no problems. The apps still update as & when they should now.

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Jul 5, 2018 8:16:28 PM via Website

Great solution!! Thanks!!

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Jul 6, 2018 7:00:33 PM via Website

its a great things to protect our phone from other malware or virus from unknowns apps.

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Jul 7, 2018 8:26:39 AM via Website

This is the best solution!!

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Jul 11, 2018 6:38:02 AM via Website

Thanks for updating!!

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