Android users should be careful! Are you not downloading a virus with apps somewhere?

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A research has revealed that the largest source of virus in Android Smartphones is the Google Play Store. In research, the download process of Play Store has been compared to other seven stores. Which includes web browsers, programs installed on commercial pay and instant messages.

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  • Last Updated:November 13, 2020 9:33 PM IS

smartphone In Android, Android is the most popular and most used operating system. It has the facility to download the most app (app) compared to other mobile operating systems. According to a study, the Google Play Store can prove to be a threat to this operating system. According to researchers at NortonLifeLock and IMDEA software institute in Madrid, Google Play is the largest distributor of malware (viruses) on Android devices. Research has shown that 10 to 24 percent of Android users download unwanted apps from the Google Store in their smartphones.

More than 50 percent virus app on play store
According to research published in the Semantic Scholar website, 67.2 virus-enhancing apps on the Google Play Store are downloaded in Android phones. Explain that researchers from NortonLyLock and IMDA Software Institute have recorded data of 7.9 million apps from 12 million Android smartphones over a period of four months to come to their conclusion. Is’ how did you get in my phone? Research called ‘Unwanted App Distribution on Android Apps’ states that only 10.4 percent of virus-causing apps are installed in third-party app stores.

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At the same time, research has compared the download process of Play Store to other seven stores. Which includes web browsers, programs installed on commercial pay and instant messages. Research has shown that 87.2 percent of the total app downloads in Android comes from the Google Play Store. This is why 67.5 percent of the virus comes from the Google Play Store. Research has also revealed that the vector detection ratio (VDR) of Google Play Store is extremely low compared to other sources. The Play Store’s VDR is only 5.6 per cent, which is better than other big vector distributors. Thus Play Store is able to easily protect against unwanted apps work.

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