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How To Remove Android Virus From The Device Completely

There can be many ways through which virus can creep into Android device

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The number of Android applications infected with viruses is on an increase. These viruses affect the phone badly only to take a toll on the device processor. Not only it is a threat to the processor but also the safety of the files remains at stake. And, it is obviously not done to keep these affected devices in such a state. The solution is to install antiviruses in your system to offer a safety hood to the device.

When your devices get affected, the possible reason could be anything. Sometimes it is because of dodgy apps and other times the reason may be the file transfer from an unknown source. You may get a virus in your phone by getting a file shared from your friend’s phone if his/her smartphone or the system is not secured with a top-rated Android antivirus software. Whether, it’s your system or the phone, for a virus-free smartphone browsing experience, it is important to install antivirus application. Read on the article, to know more about what you should do to remove viruses from the phone.

How Virus Can Enter An Android device?

Android viruses find their way to any smartphone or the tablet in a number of ways and the most prominent one is from the back of an app. This fact goes true for all the biggest Android viruses that have affected our smartphones lately including Ghost Trojan, Googlian, and Godless, Gunpowder and more. It is one from the several aspects that viruses make ways to the apps installed on your Android devices.

Moreover, there was a case when a virus named Mazar sneaked in via a text message prompting users to download the Tor browser.

There are even cases when users installed antivirus apps that were actually damaging their devices.

The Loapi trojan is one such kind of threat that gets installed via antivirus apps. Users download such links thinking them of apps that are going to protect their devices but the reality is not even close to it. Users, unknowingly think that the apps are going to protect their devices but they will actually harm their devices.

Such apps kill the processor of the device by placing a heavy workload that gradually kills the battery. And, this is nothing, the app sends messages on the user's behalf to others to subscribe to the paid services. Such apps are way more dangerous than they seem to be and thus it is important of all to tackle the problem.

Skygofree is another such malware that gets installed on your device through a download link to pose a serious threat to the device. Such links can also land on your device through fake websites that you may visit unknowingly. Viruses like this will pose a serious threat and thus there is no other solution than removing them from your smartphone or the computer device.

How To Secure An Android Device From Malware and Viruses?

Here is a compilation of the best ways that will help you to keep away the threat of virus from your devices.

1. Never Install Apps Outside of Google Play

Make it a practice not to install applications outside of Google Play. It is advised to keep your device’s setting as disabled for known sources. For the same, go to settings to ensure the unknown sources option is disabled on your device. Even if you download an app from outside of Google Play ensure that source is authentic enough to download the application. Beware of fake websites, they may damage your device.

2. Avoid downloading cloned apps

Downloading apps from Google Play is the only option to get apps from authentic sources. You may come across malicious codes in these cloned apps that have the potential to damage the device processor. These apps may make their way to Google Play through unknown developers and simply describe their functionality with something they do not do. Be aware of such apps to keep your Android phone safe enough.

3. Keep Your Android Device Up To Date

You must keep your Android device updated with the latest version. It is one way to keep viruses away from your device. Updates Android devices won’t be hit by viruses owing to their updated processor and therefore always keep an eye to ensure your Android system is updated enough to keep viruses away.

4. Installing antivirus apps to keep your device safe

Installing antivirus apps on your system is always recommended as it keeps the device safe enough from virus threat. Installing antiviruses gives you the peace of mind and ensure your device doesn’t fall victim to any such threat.

AVG Antivirus

There are a number of such Android antiviruses that you can download for free. The list is as much extended as you can think of but my favorite list of Android antiviruses is here. Android antiviruses are available for free and you can also get the services after purchasing the software. Downloading antiviruses through apps is the best option.

How to remove a virus from Android?

This will always prevent the third-party apps from running on your devices. It will help keep malware away from your phones. Android devices have “reboot to safe mode” option on the devices, thus ensure your devices are always in the safe mode. In case, you are not able to find out the settings for your specific model, do Google with “how to put the device mode” into safe mode, follow the search results and the resulted steps to initiate the settings.

Remove viruses 

Changing the settings to the safe mode, your device will display “safe mode” at the bottom of the screen. In the protected mode, your device will remain safe. In case, it starts misbehaving do scan the phone again to ensure the safety. Let the app do the safety check frequently. This is important for the overall phone health.

The Conclusion

Recently a number of Android phones have become a victim to malicious apps. This is a serious concern that must be addressed properly. In case you are an Android user do read the complete guide to know your options of securing your Android device. Visiting the list of Android antivirus would also help you to keep your system safe enough from any possible threat.

Neha Baluni
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Neha Baluni

Being a Senior Technical Writer at MobileAppDaily, Neha Baluni loves jotting down her piece of opinion for the advancing technology in mobile app world. Having a journalism background, she is a writer by day and a reader by night. Her passion for writing covers different categories of technical and non-technical genre. In addition to writing, Neha loves traveling a lot.

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