I have tried signing the app with the Android debug key and also I have tried signing the APK with my private key (whose APK is present in Play Store) but still used to get this warning.

I don't want to disable the Play Protect (as this is not the solution).

When I make clones of the same APK, for example making 10 clones of 1 same APK and every APK with the new unique package name, out of those 10 clones, I used to see the Play Protect warning in only 4-5 APKs and the rest of APKs used to be good (it's not the issue of the package name). I have also tried to sign the APK with Apk Easy Tool, but still the same issue.

Everything was working well, but I started facing this issue of Google Play Protect warnings since Nov 2021.

Can anyone please tell me how can I fix the fake Google Play protection warning shown in the APK while installing the app?

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    Commented Jan 24, 2022 at 16:40

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Why do you think this is a fake Google Play Protect dialog? A malicious app would just upload the app without asking.

"Send unknown apps to Google" is an official feature of Google Play protect

Send unknown apps to Google If you choose to install apps from unknown sources outside of the Google Play Store, turning on the “Improve harmful app detection” setting will allow Google Play Protect to send unknown apps to Google to protect you from harmful apps.

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Play Protect and then Settings.
  4. Turn Improve harmful app detection on or off.


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