The rogue applications are bothering apps from the Android app store which can never be ignored or avoided. Even if the apps are not exclusive to the Android platforms of Google, there are more versions of these apps which run on the Google’s Android platform, reports of which can be found on the global basis, especially the injection of the malware they bring with them to affect the system. To fight back this effect, Google’s Android 7.1 has included a specific feature, considered to be a panic mode which has been claimed by the experts to be efficiently fighting the effect of this malware.
The XDA Developers features an intense breakdown of it. The general idea of the feature is to identify the panic detection which works on the number of times the button is pressed in a given time. This feature is there to differentiate the work of a regular button press and the series of sudden button presses which takes to activate the feature. In this case, the mode is switched on within the grace period of 0.3 seconds and also checks for any further key press.
When the panic mode is switched on, the operating system is said to have the feature of overdriving the app and will send the user back to the home screen of the device. If a rogue app, in this case, takes over the display of the device, the new panic mode feature prevents the user from backing out of it. From that place, the user will have the power to uninstall the app from that very place without leaving a trace of it inside the device’ internal folders. The user, with this feature, will have the freedom from getting affected by the malware. What is striking in this case, is the fact that Google does not advertise of this mode. Therefore, the number of people who will be able to know about this feature will invariably be lesser. The panic detection feature will inevitably allow the users to keep the hackers at bay from getting their devices affected.