Google working on MALWARE SCANNER for Play Store ~ Hackinthus

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Google working on MALWARE SCANNER for Play Store

By: Santosh Pavate (facebook) (twitter)

The following is a string file from the latest Google Play store update. There may a built-in Malware scanner in the near future.

                                                                Image-Credit: Android Police

According to Android Police, the string file has mentions of an "App Check" and also various menu popups such as "Allow Google to check all apps installed to this device for harmful behavior ?" and "Installing this app may harm your device." Hence, its rumored that soon Android devices will be able to check apps for Malware before installing them. Android Police also speculates that this new feature  from Google is related to the recent takeover of Virus Total.


In Feb-12, Google had introduced BOUNCER, a feature that scans the apps on Play Store.However, this feature alerted the developers about possible problems with their apps. The new "App Check" would be able to focus on notifying the Android users about such suspicious content.

Via: Android Police

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