Does your Android phone shows sign of virus infection? Hackers steal your identity and make money online by installing malware into your Android phone. This tutorial will help you, how to detect a virus on your Android phone and remove them? If your Android phone matches with any of the following condition, there might be chance that phone is infected.
- Increase in data usage
- Annoying pop-up advertisement and notification
- Unwanted reminders and system warnings
- Phone battery drain quickly
- Unwanted Apps installed on phone
- Apps start crashing regularly
- Phone starts overheating
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How To Clean Your Phone From Virus
First of all remove the questionable apps from your Android phone. Head to Settings > Application Manager/Apps and look through the list by scrolling. If you find out the odd or unfamiliar app, click the app and hit the “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data“. Now click “Uninstall” button to remove the app.
Some malicious apps have administrator rights and difficult to remove in the normal circumstances. Boot your Android phone into Safe Mode by holding the power button until the “Power Off” button appears.
Now tap and hold on “Power Off” option until the option to reboot in “Safe Mode” appears. A message shows, tap again to restart your phone in Safe Mode. Downloaded apps will be temporarily disabled to help you troubleshoot your phone. Click on “Safe Mode” option.
After boot into Safe Mode and remove the administrator rights of malicious apps, Go to Settings > Security > Device Administrators and find the app that you can’t uninstall normally. Just uncheck the box and choose “Deactivate” on the next screen. Again head to Settings > Apps/Application Manager and uninstall the malicious app.
Now restart your phone, it will again boot into normal mode.
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