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Google to Zap Malware from Android Handsets

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Mar 6, 2011, 8:54 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Google on Saturday announced that it plans to take action to protect end-users from malware applications that were recently discovered and removed from the Android Market. First, Google is going to remotely remove the malicious applications from affected devices. Second, it is going to push a security update to the Android Market to all the affected devices that will un-do the exploits caused by the malware to prevent any more user data from being compromised. Google said that affected users will receive notifications on their device once the malware has been removed and the Android Market update has been installed. Last, Google said that it is taking steps to prevent applications that use similar exploits from entering the Android Market. Google, once again, reminds users to check the list of permissions when installing an application from Android Market.

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