How to protect your android device from viruses

12 Jul 2018

Android viruses can be rare, but you should always be aware of them. Usually they're installed via dodgy apps. The best way to avoid getting an Android virus from an app is to download apps from the Google Play store. Clicking on links sent from people or email addresses you don’t recognise as legitimate should always be avoided, no matter what device you're using.

Malicious links, viruses, malware and other bad stuff can be sent to you not just in emails, but also in text messages or other apps you use. Or you may see an ad on your internet browser saying your device is infected and you need to download a fix. Clicking on a link or downloading an app from a non-reputable app store or site can actually create the problem you're trying to solve.

If you suspect your Android device is infected, there are steps you can take to solve the problem, and avoid viruses in the future.

 

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