How often will the Android Transparency Report data be updated?
How do I interpret this data?
What is Google Play Protect?
What does the term “sideloaded” refer to?
How does Google define Potentially Harmful Application (PHA)?
Why does Google use the term Potentially Harmful Applications instead of malware?
How does Google determine that an app is potentially harmful?
How does Google Play Protect work?
- It runs a safety check on apps from the Google Play Store before you download them.
- It checks your device for Potentially Harmful Applications from other sources.
- It warns you about any detected Potentially Harmful Applications found, and removes known harmful appsfrom your device.
- It warns you about detected apps that violate our Unwanted Software Policy by hiding or misrepresenting important information.
What does Google Play Protect do if it detects a Potentially Harmful Application?
Google Play Protect will check apps when you install them. It also regularly scans all installed apps on your device. If Google Play Protect identifies a potentially harmful application, it might:
- Warn you - If an app is detected that may be harmful to your device, you’ll get a notification. To remove the app, tap Uninstall on the notification. Google Play Protect might also disable the app to keep it from running until you uninstall it.
- Remove the app automatically - In some cases, if a harmful app has been detected, you may get a notification saying the app was removed.
How do I opt out of Google Play Protect?
How frequently does Google Play Protect scan the device for Potentially Harmful Applications?
How can a user know when their device was last scanned?
I’m a developer. What if I don’t think my app is potentially harmful?
Where can I find more information about Android Security?
Why are some charts represented differently?
The appropriate chart type is determined by the kind of data it is representing. Graphs using a vertical Y-axis have a default maximum value of 1% and only increase when necessary. The horizontal X-axis is appropriately labeled to describe the dataset.