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[News] Simple Steps to Remove and Protect Your Android Device from Android Virus !!

2018-05-02 06:53:50
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Today I’m back with yet another interesting tech thread. If your Android phone is playing up unnessary actions then there is a chance it could have a virus. This thread demonstrates how to remove a virus from Android, plus how to avoid Android malware. So, let's get started with this thread.


The number-one way an Android virus finds its way on to your phone or tablet is on the back of an app. This is true of all the biggest Android viruses to hit the headlines over recent years: Gunpowder, Ghost Trojan, Googlian and Godless all came to be in this manner, while Mazar sneaks in via a text message prompting you to download the Tor browser (guess what: you're not downloading the Tor browser). Even the recent Loapi is installed from outside Google Play. The Loapi trojan is a disturbing new threat that is installed via antivirus apps that a user thinks they are installing to protect their device. It can place such a heavy workload on your device that it overheats and kills the battery; it can also send out text messages on your behalf, subscribe you to paid services without your knowledge, allow attackers to execute HTTP requests for DDoS attacks, and mine the cryptocurrency Monero.

Skygofree is another piece of Android malware, powerful spyware that is installed on your device via download links on fake websites posing as official sites for known brands, such as mobile operators. Android viruses have various aims, with some running malicious processes on your device, some stealing your personal information and others downloading additional software, which may not always be malicious itself. Whatever they're up to, you don't want them there.


Android viruses are rare, but they exist. Almost exclusively installed via dodgy apps, the best way to avoid an Android virus is to keep to the secured confines of the Google Play store. When Google becomes aware of a dodgy app it will automatically remove it from all affected devices, which is exactly what happened in January 2018 when it discovered 60 Android apps Check Point found were exposing children to pornography. More recently, in March it has pulled seven apps containing Andr/HiddnAd-AJ malware, which peppers devices with ads and notifications six hours after its installation.

Should your device get lumbered with some malware, I will explain how to:

  • Put it into Safe mode
  • If necessary remove the malicious app's administrator status
  • Uninstall the app

Before we begin, it's worth pointing out that your Android phone or tablet probably doesn't have a virus. What you're more likely to be seeing is an ad that wants to convince you the device is infected and that you need to download an app, or sluggish behaviour (in which case you should also check out our guide on how to speed up Android). To prevent further threats, you might also want to install an antivirus app for your phone or tablet. If you're convinced that malware is at large, read on for instructions on removing it from your device. If this fails a factory reset should remove the bug once and for all, though you would understandably prefer not to have to do so if your Android isn't backed up.

  • Avoid cloned apps: 99 percent of the time you will be safe downloading apps from Google Play, but malicious code has been found within apps there. Avoid downloading what appear to be cloned apps from unknown developers, or apps that simply don't do what they say they do

  • Check app permissions: No matter from where you are installing an app, check its required permissions before hitting Install. Never allow an app device admin permission, which prevents it being deleted. And does a video player really need to see your contacts? You can also check reviews online and browse the developer's website to see whether it's a genuine operation or cowboy business

  • Don't install apps from outside Google Play unless you know what you're doing: This functionality should be disabled by default, but to check you can open your phone or tablet's Settings menu, go to Security, then ensure the Unknown Sources option is disabled. If you do install an app outside Google Play, be absolutely certain that you are installing it from a legitimate source and not a fake website posing as an official source.

  • Keep Android up to date: The latest version of the Android operating system won't necessarily be available for your phone or tablet, but you should check that it is as up to date as it can be. Next time you upgrade, consider a brand that is known for its timely operating system updates (for example, Xiaomi).

  • Install an antivirus app: You don't need to install antivirus on Android, but it can give you peace of mind if you're concerned about viruses, and the apps often have other useful functionality too. Be warned that Android antivirus is known to occasionally report false-positives, but if you know an app is okay you know an app is okay. My favourite antivirus option for Android is Bitdefender, but there's also plenty of other options for mobile security software in this separate article.

So, Mi Fans this is a small intro about how to Protect Your Android Device From Android Virus. If you need more information regarding this topic please click on the source links given below. Let me know your thoughts and comments about thread in the comment section below.

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meetgour | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


Informative!! thanks for sharing :)
2018-05-02 07:17:17

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Mohammad Enayat | from mobile


Nicely explained!
2018-05-02 07:42:13

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nice information bro
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thanks..this was informative
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Very important article
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nice information bro......
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Nice information...
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Nice information...
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Good bro....
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great information
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