How To Avoid Viruses On Your Android Phone
Keep your phone healthy, happy and working well by following these simple precautions.
Don’t Install Suspicious Software
Don’t feed your phone junk food. Sure, it may look all good and yummy, but what’s inside it can be quite upsetting.
Do not install anything on your Android, unless you know exactly what it is and where it came from. Especially if it came to you in the form of a link from an unknown email address or phone number.
The good news is that your Android phone will get suspicious itself if you try to download something outside of Google Play Store. By default, your phone is equipped with a lock that prevents any non-Google applications from welcoming themselves onto your device and you will get a warning notification every time such an attempt is made.
Go to Security Settings and make sure “Unknown Sources” box is NOT ticked.
Use Reputable Sources
Don’t go shopping on the black market for better deals, free apps and other sorts of “too good to be true” promises.
Sticking to trusted sources, such as Google Play Store and Amazon, will supply you with plenty of application options, while keeping your device out of trouble.
Don’t Be Too Permissive
Yes, reading all the notifications that pop up when you are downloading a new exciting app is boring. But it is necessary. So from now on – read the permissions. In permissions, the new app is telling you what it needs access to and this is important. Say, you are downloading an email app and it’s asking to get access to your email contacts – logical, right? But if a wallpaper app were to ask you the same – that would be fishy.
Use Security Software
If you are still tempted by the unknown and are not sure you can keep your hands off the forbidden apps, we highly recommend you download a virus scanner (like Avast or 360 ) to keep a watchful eye on your phone’s health.
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