November 1, 2021
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How To Check If Phone Has Malware

How To Check If Phone Has Malware

Fred JacksonNovember 1, 2021,

In the modern world, we use our smartphones for virtually everything these days: working, shopping, and banking. They help us stay in touch with friends or family when on the go as well!

You might not think that these tiny devices contain a lot of sensitive information, but they are actually treasure troves for hackers who want access to all your personal data.

Signs of malware on Android

The below-mentioned symptoms will help you detect malware in your phone. take a look at them:  

  • Your phone starts getting overheat
  • The battery starts draining faster
  • Popup ads frequently appear
  • You encounter unusual ads.
  • Your phone starts performing very slow
  • You get high phone bills
  • You see an increased data usage

Be extra wary of the following:

  • Your device is rooted
  • Your Android device is not getting any more updates
  • Your android version is not updated 

How to check for malware on Android

Here is how you can check for malware other than signs and symptoms.  

Follow these simple steps:

  • First of all, visit Google Play Store.
  • Now open the menu button. Do this by simply tapping the 3 line icon on the top left corner of the screen.
  • Now choose a play to protect
  • Tap on the scan, and your device will now start checking for any android malware.
  • If your device has any harmful app or malware, it will prove you an option of removal.

Don’t just leave your phone unprotected! You can protect yourself against malware by setting up automatic scanning. To do this, simply tap the gear icon located in the top right corner of the the Play Protect window and make sure both sliders are turned on or set at a green level for maximum security.

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