Due to his recent vulnerability WhatsApp which allowed hackers to remotely install a spyware on both iOS as well as in Android Appliances, the use of Google Play Protect is more necessary than ever. WhatsApp has already fixed the defect, both on its server and through an update for the application. If you have not updated the application WhatsApp right now, do it right away.
This defect works as important reminder to remember to always check your device for malicious applications.
Google Play Protect scans up to 50 billions of applications every day in an attempt to identify and remove any malicious applications. When Google first launched Play Protect, the app only fetched installed apps from Play Store.
Now, detects any application installed on your device, regardless of the source. So make sure Google Play Protect is turned on, learn how to scan on demand and check the app updates before installing.
To see the latest scan status of your Android device and make sure Play Protect is turned on, go to Settings> Security. The first option should be Google Play Protect. Click. You'll find a list of recently scanned apps, any malicious apps found, and scanning your device on demand.
Play Protect will logically be turned on by default on your device, but it's good to check it out.
When installing an app from the Play Store, you'll find the "Play Protect" mark below the progress bar, making sure the app has been "Verified by Play Protect" and is safe to install.
Once a Play Store app has been scanned and approved, this does not mean that a hacker will not find a way to penetrate something malicious in a future update of the app. Fortunately, however, η Google will show you at the top of the "Updates" section of the Play Store if the updates are safe to download.