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Androids are highly susceptible to malware, hackers and spyware threats. Threats like these make use of the user’s sensitive information after corrupting their mobile software. Therefore, to protect your online data, you should take measures such as installing anti-malware apps on your phone amongst others. Here are some of them:
A mobile phone can be protected to a large extent by anti-malware apps. These apps come in a variety of types and are readily available for users by virtue of being completely free. Anti-malware apps like Avast Free Mobile, Norton mobile Security Lite and AVG Mobilation Antivirus Free have been given good reviews by users and are found to be very useful.
There are paid versions of these apps as well that offer a few more features which aren’t available on their free counterparts; however, free or not, all these apps help protect users’ security to a great extent by running malware scans and checking for any viruses that might corrupt data. Usually all of these applications provide anti-theft features that are useful if a user’s phone has been stolen as they use remote alarms and other features like locking or wiping the user’s phone.
Take Necessary Precautions
You cannot leave being hacked or being made a victim of malware threats to fate; you have to take some preventive measures to ensure your safety too. There is a vast variety of mediums through which applications can be downloaded; make sure that you use the reliable ones, and to be on the safe side, use the official Android app store to download applications from to avoid any threats. Secondly, before installing any app, research on it. Go through users’ reviews online, read up on the applications features and assess whether it can be relied upon or not. Androids are at the end of the day just devices that need to be cleaned and protected from any sort of malware. Make sure you do the cleaning.
Moreover, threats from other sources can also be avoided. When you receive a message asking for permission for an update by any app or are installing any new application, be sure of its source and assure its safety and reliability. If it looks like a suspicious app or update, do not move forward with the installation to prevent any threats from infecting your phone. Regarding permissions, if you are using root and an app asks for a root permission, be equally careful of those and be sure it is in your interest to grant the permission. But remember although root makes the Android more efficient, it is also vulnerable to malware threats and security breaches.
Lastly, be aware of the new security technologies offered by Android that would make your phone more secure and protect your privacy. Make sure you do not blindly install updates or grant permissions to applications just because you would like to have them on your phone. I repeat: research into the application you want to install, install anti-malware apps to protect your phone from threats and be on the lookout for better security features offered by Android. Keep your phone safe and your privacy protected.
About the Author: Jane Andrew is the author of android spyware and cell phone spy technology. She provides tips, tricks to monitor employees via employee. You can also follow her on Twitter @janeandrew01 to get the latest tips about computer security.