Many smartphone users are naturally concerned about the vulnerability of their operating systems in regards to malware, spyware and other unseen threats. The latest version of VTS for Android attempts to address these worries. It is an open-source software package; As its overall download size is quite small when compared to other programs, there is little worry in terms of memory usage. Still, VTS will remain constantly running on one's phone unless it is manually deactivated. Please keep in mind that as this is open-source software, there are constant upgrades being made. Thus, the user may occasionally be prompted to accept such changes.
VTS for Android is designed to show the end user specific vulnerabilities within their phone that may be susceptible to an outside attack. It also attempts to minimise any false positives in relation to third-party software that does not pose a significant risk. Not only will the operator be notified, but a report is also immediately sent to Google for further investigation. If the threat is determined to be valid, Google will implement a patch to protect Android from further attacks.
While the exact methods that VTS employs are somewhat advanced, its main purpose is to alert the user to threats that he or she may not have been aware of. In turn, they can perform further research. One key benefit of this method is that Google is automatically notified without the client needing to perform any additional actions. Although this is beneficial, the time required to address a specific fault can vary.
This can depend upon the type of threat as well as any changes that may be required within the Android operating system. Further user-contributed updates should provide even more robust protection as time goes on.