How Do I Know If My Phone Has a Virus?

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If your smartphone is acting up and you are not sure what exactly is going on. Here are some telltale signs to look for:

Your phone crashes regularly. If it happens once and there are no other symptoms, a virus may not be the issue. But if it starts happening frequently, a virus is likely the cause. 

Your battery drains much faster than usual. If you’re using your phone as you normally do, but you run out of juice more quickly, that’s another likely sign.

You have apps on your phone that you didn’t download. Check your app list to see if there are any there that you don’t recognize.

You get more pop-up ads than usual. A virus can cause pop-up ads to become even more common and annoying.

Data usage increases with no logical explanation. If your mobile bill shows much more data use than usual, and you’re using your phone as you normally do, a virus is likely the reason.

You get additional texting charges on your bill. Some malware sends text messages to premium numbers, driving up your charges.

If you suspect you do have a virus, you’ll need to take action to remove it from your Android device. If something seems off about any activity you’re doing on your phone, take a step back and ask yourself if the proceeding is worth losing your phone’s functionality or some of the data it holds. 

Can You Prevent Phone Viruses?

There are a lot of things one can do to prevent his/her phone from their phone from getting a virus, but what l recommend is to always keep your phone Operating System (OS) upto date.

Download and install a reputable antivirus app for your phone from PlayStore and App Store.

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