You may be under the impression that you can only get a virus on your computer, but that isn’t true. Android phones can also get viruses as they function like a computer; you can download programs, store data, surf the net, and contract a virus, just like a desktop.

Contracting a virus

Androids use the operating system Android in order to work, which allows you to use your phone like a computer. When you use your phone to browse the web, you may inadvertently download a virus by clicking on sketchy links. Additionally, there may be viruses imbedded in the software of your Android phone. Finally, you could get a virus from copying files from another phone that is infected. Viruses may delete important data from your Android, and if it contains spyware, someone may steal confidential information from you; therefore, you should always be cautious when using the Internet on your phone.

Protecting your Android phone

To defend your phone from viruses, the first thing you should do is install an antivirus software. These programs detect viruses as they appear and you can use them to scan your phone at any time. If you use your phone to browse the internet regularly, you should get a paid antivirus program. This is because paid programs are often far more effective than their free alternatives. They are usually far more up-to-date on the latest viruses as well.

Removing viruses from your Android phone

Though antivirus programs detect viruses, they do not always effectively work to remove them. This is because some viruses are particularly tenacious. Unless you are an Android expert, do not attempt to remove the viruses manually. Instead, bring your Android phone into Fix & Style Mobile Device Repair Center, and we will take care of it for you. Contact us today!