IF YOU’RE using an Android device, check out this handy security setting.
It could save you from shady apps designed to spy on you, steal your online credentials or even wipe your bank account.
Clever hackers often manage to get past checkers for the Google Play Store.
They hide malicious apps disguised as harmless ones to spread viruses to the unsuspecting masses.
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.
Luckily, Google has equipped your Android phone with a free tool that won’t get you caught.
Google Play Protect is a service that claims to help keep your apps safe and your data private.
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.
In addition, the notification service sends you privacy alerts about apps that may get user permissions to access your personal information.
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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