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The word malware is a short form of malicious software, it’s a kind of software that gets installed on your Android phone or tablet and is used to interrupt and affect its operation, take sensitive information, access to private data, steal passwords, check browser history, get access to other device connected to a network and record calls. All these information is then sent to untrusted or third parties.

Android Virus Malware

How the malware and viruses enter in your Android phones or tablets?

Nowadays different companies and developers offer free of cost applications for your android phones that are available in Google play store and others websites. These companies generate the revenue for their application by displaying different types of ads on their apps. The application that is free is not 100% trustworthy. They sometimes contain different virus’s code that enters and harm your device.

From 2012, there are some well-known applications like wallpaper dragon ball, different wallpaper apps and games like finger hockey and subway surfer free tips. These apps enter and steal confidential information and send it to third parties.

Steps to protect yourself from malware that enters your android device or tablets:

Step 1:

All the malware and viruses enter in the device through different software, so, to protect yourself do not install applications on your device other than Google play store.

Step 2:

For more security always allow installations from trusted and verified sources only. Because of this, your device will never install the application which is harmful.

Step 3:

If u are installing application other than Google play store then before downloading it check its review and rating and comments of people because it will help you protect from malware software.

Steps to remove virus or malware from android phone or tablets:

If u face some problem and you come to know that your phone is infected by a malware or virus then ask few questions from yourself:

  1. Has the problem started after downloading some apps?
  2. Have you recently installed an application other than Google play store?
  3. Do you click or open some ads?
  4. Does the problem occur in by running some installed applications?

If u have done any of the above problems experienced, follow these steps:

Step 1:

Stop all the recently used applications in your device. To stop all the applications double tab or press the home button and cancel all the running apps.

Step 2:

Close all the running application from application manager.

Go to Apps > Settings > Application Manager > Force stop.

Step 3:

Uninstall that application which you have recently installed in your device by following:

Apps > Settings > Application Manager > Uninstall.

Step 4:

After this, run your antimalware or antivirus application. Different types of antivirus or antimalware are Kaspersky, AVG, Norton, Avast, Pandora etc.

Step 5:

If all the above steps are not working and failed to remove a malware from your device then use the final step that is “factory restore or factory data reset”. This option will delete all the files and data in the device.

To protect your precious data, take a backup of all of the data and then follow these steps:

Apps > Settings > Backup and Reset > Restore Factory Settings/ Factory Reset.

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Virus and Malware attacks are growing more and more. Now-a-days, security comes first and prime thing to be noted. A new app has entered the app zone, you must have not heard of this but, yes! It is discovered by experts of security at Zimperium, which can attack your Smartphone and steal your all personal data though just a text. A bit scary malware has made an entry, this bad guy has created a short video which is sent on all social messaging apps. The video has malware inside which texts it your number, as you receive the video. The main culprit is Hangout. Hangout is a messaging app an alternative to Google SMS, it automatically processes the video and store in your Gallery. The malicious code enters your phone and without even clicking on text, you receive malicious text and your Smartphone started turning against your command.

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According to the Zimperium, Google has fixed these issues and are working on more security. But with time Android is turning into a curse than a blessing. The whole scenario makes the situation more anxious. The malware sounds like a time bomb which will explode anytime on receiving the video. We can take the precautions of not accepting videos or media files from unknown numbers. But the good news is that, there are 950-million Android Phone which will receive the patch to work on this serious issue.