Report : Google Building Malware Scanner For Google Play

Summary: Search giant Google is to integrate a malware scanner in its online Android application store in a bid to stave off an impending malware 'pandemic' on the mobile platform.

Google will integrate a malware scanner in the Google Play application store for Android devices that may help prevent malicious apps from reaching end users, according to a report.

On the internet information site Android operating system Cops indicates Search engines may be applying the back-end remedy as a result of criminal programs attaining the Android operating system program store in latest several weeks and months. According to the sequence of the Android operating system program program (.APK) computer file launched this week, post such as package_malware_title and package_malware_banner_warning with associated alerts such as: "Installing this app may damage your device" were found.

It also follows a review a few months ago by protection company Pattern Small that cautioned of a "malware pandemic" by it all one fourth -- which we're already in.

There are two areas to the viruses scanner: an "App Check" assistance that examines all the lamps programs already set up to figure out whether any current programs may damage the product or. The second part is a "doorman-style app blocker" that cautions the individual if an app about to be downloadable may be dangerous, or has been flagged as dubious.

The online book formerly mentioned "Bouncer," a work in improvement by Search engines that functions as a server-side viruses recognition assistance for Search engines Play -- which was returning then known as the Android operating system Market. It's though the assistance was designed by VirusTotal, a online viruses checking application, which was obtained by Search engines last month. Financial conditions of the deal were not revealed.

ZDNet has put in concerns to Search engines. If or when we listen to returning, we'll upgrade the piece.
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