Official Android warning for BILLIONS – Activate important setting to protect against malicious apps now

All sorts of dangerous apps lurk on Android.

Clever hackers even manage to bypass the Google Play Store controllers and spread their viruses to the unsuspecting masses.

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We constantly hear reports of dubious apps being caught with sneaky malware and other pests.

So it’s important to always think twice about what you download, even if it’s from the Google Play Store.

Apart from that, there are also some things on your smartphone that can help.

Google Play Protect is a free service that claims to help protect your apps and keep your data private.

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To do this, it scans your apps and devices for malicious behavior.

Some of the benefits include a scan of all apps from Google Play before you download them.

It disables or even removes harmful apps from your device when it detects something fishy.

How to enable Google Play Protect

Google Play Protect should already be on by default.

But if you want to be sure, you can take a look by opening the Google Play Store first.

Tap your profile icon in the top right.

Find play shootersthen select settings.

Finally make sure Scan apps with Play Protect is on.

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