U.S. search giant Google will integrate a malware scanner in the Google Play application store to keep malicious apps from reaching users, a tech website says.
Android Police reports there are two parts to the scanner: an "App Check" that inspects all of a device's applications already installed to determine whether any existing apps may harm the device, and a so-called "doorman-style app blocker" that warns a user if an app about to be downloaded is possible malicious or has been tagged as suspicious.
Google is apparently reacting to a number of of rogue apps showing up in the Android application store in recent weeks and months, ZDNet reported.
The malware scanner may be based on a free online scanning utility developed by VirusTotal, which Google acquired last month, ZDNet said.
Most Popular Stories
- SEO Traffic Lab Celebrate Wins at Digital Marketing Event 'Internet World 2013' in London
- Social Media Initiatives Should Follow Customers' Lead
- Apple CEO: Offshore Units Not a 'Tax Gimmick'
- U.S. Senate Accuses Apple of Large-scale Tax Avoidance
- UTEP Water Recycling Project Wins Venture Titles
- Marketo Makes a Mint in IPO: Stock Shoots Up More than 50 Percent
- Bieber Booed at Billboard Awards
- Crude Oil Up, Gasoline Down
- Austin Startup Compare Metrics Raises $3.5 Million for Expansion
- Why So Many Top 'Car Guys' Are Actually Women