Undoubtedly, Android is one of the most popular mobile platforms out there that is being used by millions of people from across the globe. With the rising of its popularity, attackers have made loads of malware for this platform those are damaging thousands GB of data every day. Hundreds of victims are being born every single day. There is no particular way that is being used by attackers to harm the user experience, and hence, nobody can confirm you that. However, you can certainly follow this article to check whether your device is attacked or not. Here are some simple tips those may let you confirm if your Android mobile has malware or not.
3 Most Important Signs of Android Malware Infection
1] Unwanted popup
Malware does different things in a mobile to hurt the user experience. One of them is showing unwanted popups. Adware does this job, but nowadays, malware does it too. Therefore, if you haven’t done anything that may show popups but you are still getting some unnecessary popups on your Android mobile, that means it might have been attacked by some malware. However, you should know that there are many Google Play Store apps those can also show popups. However, if you haven’t installed anything but you have connected your mobile to your computer recently, and after that, you are getting some popups on your mobile, it might be the reason, why you are getting so. This is very easy to recognize an app-made popup and adware. However, nowadays, attackers are making look-a-like popup that appears just as an app made a popup. Hence, you may get into a confliction.
2] Slow mobile
Average and high-end Android mobiles are very much sophisticated, and they know how to handle a large number of apps, high-end games and store large files. They come with enough RAM to deal with all of them. However, may people have claimed that they are getting very slow mobile even without having few couple of inbuilt apps and some other third-party apps. If you haven’t installed many apps or high-end games in your mobile but still getting very slow mobile, the first thing you should do is to restart your mobile. Does it solve the problem? NO? Try to uninstall all the apps, games, etc. and delete all files from internal and external memory card. If that solves your problem, you are fine. Otherwise, this is confirmed that you are in trouble because of malware.
3] Unexpected data usage
Every people know how much data they use in every month and they purchase such subscription based on the monthly usage. However, if the unwanted amount of data has been included in your phone bill and even without your usage or any explanation, you should consult that with your carrier’s customer service. If they can explain it, you should know the cause of that unwanted bandwidth. However, in most of the cases, this problem occurs because of malware. There is a type of malware that consumes the bandwidth without user’s attention and permission. A user will never know anything about the background process and still has to pay the money without any explanation.
What to do if your Android mobile has malware?
There are many things you can do, and some of them are mentioned below,
- Install an antivirus
- Scan mobile with computer’s antivirus
- Free up the memory card and reinsert it with after complete format
- Factory reset does pretty good job
Therefore, at first, confirm whether you have malware or not in your mobile. If it does, just do whatever is mentioned in the solution section. Hope you will start getting a good user experience from now on.