Google says it took down over 700000 bad Android apps in 2017
31 January, 2018, 05:06 | Author: Bridget Leonard
"Previous year we've more than halved the probability of a user installing a bad app, protecting people and their devices from harm's way, and making Google Play a more challenging place for those who seek to abuse the app ecosystem for their own gain". Famous titles get a lot of search traffic for particular keywords, so the bad actors try to amass installs leveraging such traffic.
Google isn't simply taking action against more apps - they're also doing it in a timelier manner.
As far as raw numbers are concerned, Google took down 700,000 rouge apps in 2017, an increase of 70 percent over 2016's approximate 400,000. But such is the life of a tech company servicing billions of Android users, and Google continues to refine its process.
Some of the most commonly removed apps were copycats that try to pass themselves off as famous apps. From keeping those apps from ever making it onto the service, to removing them if they actually do make it through, the company has its hands full.
Sensor Tower's Store Intelligence estimates show that year-over-year spending in these apps during the fourth quarter of last year grew almost 88 percent to approximately $242 million, up from an estimated $129 million in the same quarter a year ago. For 2017, they not only improved on their ability to detect bad apps, they discovered new techniques that help them identify repeat offenders.
Google put all of the various malware scanning under Google Play Protect previous year. Google Play is far from ideal, but it is now one of the best and safest places to find apps and games with Google having a vested interest in constant vigilance when it comes to distributing apps. Your Android device is automatically performing scans as you install these apsp to ensure they are safe.
Google introduced Files Go in December 2017 and is claimed to have been installed over 10 million times. Google removed 100,000 bad developers in 2017, he added. Basically, through the use of improved AI, the company has been able to provide more protections for Android users. "Tens of thousands of apps with inappropriate content were taken down past year as a result of such improved detection methods".
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