Viruses on devices are caused by malicious programs that infect and corrupt data, files, and program, which can partially or completely disrupt your device’s performance.
Malware comes in different forms – spyware, mobile ransomware, and adware.
- Spywares – These are malicious programs or applications that are installed on your phone by third parties – particularly advertisers – to gather personal data.
- Mobile ransomware – These are malicious applications that can hold your data or files as a hostage; programs like these are often installed by the mobile manufacturer or the mobile owners themselves, but unnoticed. By the time the data or file has been locked by ransomware, you have to pay money to have the data or file unlocked or re-installed.
- Adwares – These are the most common type of malware; the malicious programs are often unintentionally and unnoticeably installed to phone, smartphones, and iPhones due to the continuous pop-up of ads on your phone’s screen.
But what happens if your phone got corrupted due to malicious programs? While it is easy to consult the experts and have them fix your phone, you can use these following ways how to clean your phone from viruses. Also, you may read similar posts at AppSoftHub.
#1: Never install applications that are outside Google Playstore or Apple app store
Google play store and Apple app store are two of the reliable app store that posts and uploads reliable and safe applications that you can download to your phone or applicable electronic devices. Although there are several app-stores available today, to keep your phone or device safe from malicious programs, always install applications from Google Playstore or Apple app store – better yet, install an application that has been verified.
#2: Install an Anti-virus app
The best way to keep your phone from malicious programs is to install an Anti-virus application. However, make sure to download an app that has good reviews and is verified because there are antivirus apps that sometimes report false-positives – this happens when a mobile application security scanner warns that there is a malicious program that tries to get into the system, where there is none – which often bothersome.
#3: Avoid downloading mobile applications from unknown developers
There is nothing wrong with supporting small mobile application developers; however, there are also risks of downloading their application, especially when it hasn’t been verified by Apple’s app store or Google Playstore and if it is a cloned app.
Cloned mobile applications are counterfeit apps. Even if you may find a few of them at Google Playstore or Apple app store, do not download those apps, especially when it is not verified; these apps are often haven’t been reported nor detected by the app store. These types of apps may have malicious software or malware that may ruin your phone’s performance or worst your information will be stolen by web criminals or your account will be hacked.
Always watch out for malicious apps; do not download an application that has not been verified and if it is an application outside from two of the reliable play store today such as Google Playstore or Apple app store. Also, install antivirus application – this one of the best ways to keep your phone from acquiring malware.