Tuesday, 28 June 2016

7 Ways to Protect your Android smartphone from malware

Siva Kumar     12:28     1 comment

Google Android is the world's most Successful & Leading popular mobile operating system, so if you own a smartphone or tablet that is'nt a  Apple-, it almost certainly uses a version of Android.

Android is an "open" operating system, which basically means that smartphone manufacturers are free to change it work any way they want, and no one can release apps for it. Unfortunately, this also means that the Android- is more prone to malware than other mobile operating systems.

So, just as you would not dream of leaving a Windows computer without malware protection, nor should your Android smartphone can be left exposed.

Fortunately, protecting your Android smartphone or tablet is straightforward and free. Read Here on 7 Ways to Protect your Android smartphone from malware

#1) Update your version of Android


It's important to keep your Android software up to date. As well as new features, bug fixes included in each update to help protect your phone.

Tap the Settings icon, then scroll down the phone (or tablet near) the option followed by system updates. Now tap the Check Update button.

If an update is found, follow the instructions to download and install it.


Step 2. Prevent app installs from unknown sources


Next, check that your Android device is set up to only allow installations on the Google Play store.

To do this, tap Settings →Security →Device Management →and look for the unknown sources box. This should be simple. If it is not, just tap to remove the tick

Step 3. Restrict downloads with Ask for the password



If you let other people use your Android smartphone, it is important that the password for the installation of new apps. This is especially important for parents.

Launch the Google Play store app, tap the menu button in the upper right, it looks like three stacked dots. Now tap Settings and swipe a user control menus. Love box should be ticked: If it is not, tap it to do.


Step 4: Read and understand the permissions


Read and understand the permissions

When you tap the button to install the Google Play store on your Android device shown in App Permissions dialog box.

Do not tap the Accept button - pause for breath. Scroll down and tap See all see everything that the program wants to access your phone.

Some programs have a legitimate need to access parts of your smartphone. A Web browser, for example, have access to the Internet, and the photo app needs access to the storage device.

If you are at all suspicious, make a note that asked, tap the Back button, then make Google- search to determine whether or not the program can be trusted.

If you suspect that you do not want to share information, do not install the app.

Step 5: Install Any free antivirus software on google Store

You must install antivirus software on your Android smartphone. Fortunately, it's easy and free.

There are many different antivirus programs to choose from, such as, Norton Security Antivirus, AVG's Antivirus Lookout Security & Antivirus or security, which we look at below.

Each protects against viruses and malware, URL blocking dangerous and even helps you locate your phone.

Step 6: Run a virus scan on the lookout and running


Lookout Install the Google Play Store. Tap Install, read permissions (in Step 4), then tap Accept.

Find and tap on the lookout for the program icon on your smartphone's main screen. Read the introduction screens, tapping next to each in turn.

Enter e-mail address and choose a password, then tap Start Protecting. Thank you refused to raise by tapping, then the next screen, tap to remove the tick from the box free trial (otherwise you'll have to give up a premium version of Lookout, which expires after 14 days if you pay) Tap Done.

Decide whether you want to remove threats to mobile network (this watches what you type into Web pages in an effort to prevent phishing attacks, but did not share information LOOKOUT developer), then tap Next.

Lookout now scan for viruses on your Android device, and it must do so on a weekly basis, as long as you uninstall a program. Your device is now protected.



Step 7: Use common sense


The security threat is detected by a smartphone

Protection is all well and good, but it pays to be careful.

First of all, do not click on dodgy links and delete anything that looks suspicious. Mail hacking is very common - you can get a letter from a trusted source that contains the YouTube link between the unusual title.

Also, if you receive a spam text messages to inform you that you have won a prize, delete it. If you have not entered a contest, it's unlikely that you've won a prize.(its you are Protected from Malware Virus)

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  1. I've been using Kaspersky antivirus for a few years, I'd recommend this product to all you.

    ReplyDelete

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