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YouTube Vanced in the crosshairs of Google Play Protect: “not safe”



YouTube Vanced in the crosshairs of Google Play Protect: “not safe”


The problems don’t end for YouTube Vanced: After having to remove the download links of the app to avoid legal action, the creators of the client are grappling with the verification of Google Play Protect apps.

The latter service, present on practically all Android devices compatible with Google services, check installed apps for malware or problems and therefore are safe for users. Among the latest “victims” of Play Protect we find precisely Vanced Managerthat is the app that serves to keep the real YouTube Vanced updated (a bit like it happens with Fortnite and the Epic Games Store app).

Specifically, users with the Vanced Manager app installed have received notifications from Google Play Protect stating that the app is “harmful” and “puts the device at risk”, and therefore that it would be better to uninstall it from the smartphone. The creators of YouTube Vanced did not comment on this: in a recent statement, the developers said the app would continue to work until any changes to the YouTube API.

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