The five genuine ways to avoid a virus on your Android

The five genuine ways to avoid virus on your android

One thing surely keeps ticking in the mind for every smartphone user is attack of virus or malware. Truly speaking everyone of us is afraid of it. You keep on searching for new anti virus apps and the best one to use either for free or for paid subscriptions to shield your Android phone. So here find the five genuine ways to avoid a virus on your device and protect your phone always from Malicious software.

1. Always use apps only from official app stores

Google Play is the official app store for Androids and you always need to download apps from this store only. There’s a lot of opportunity for 3rd-party app stores to insert malicious code into an Android smartphone given the ease with which an app is side-loaded. Do not download apps from third -party sites.  Be well versed in knowledge of which apps are safe or not  and if you’re not, there’s a good chance you’ll be engulfed in malware fire.

2. Avoid downloading virus scanners

At all costs you should avoid downloadable Virus Scanners. Virus scanners, bug scanners, security apps of all kinds available for download from app stores aren’t worth the risk. At best, they’ll tell a smartphone user what they already know: that the app they downloaded from an email is actually jammed full of malware. At worst, these “security” apps will contain malicious code themselves.

3. Always set a fingerprint lock or passcode

Your Android phone should always be password protected or use the fingerprint scanner that is available on most major-brand smartphones released in the past several years as that is one way to secure your phone. Even more secure than that is a simple 6-digit passcode. Your phone can only be trusted to keep your information safe if you lock it every time you put it down, in your pocket, or in your purse.

4. Trust your instincts

The security software that comes with a Samsung phone is above and beyond reliable for basic security needs. Downloading a security app from an app storeany app store, legit or not – is not something a smartphone user should do. Not unless they trust the developer and are certain that the app they’re downloading is, indeed, from that developer.

5. Thinks twice in responding to any phone alert

Though every android smartphone manufacture boosts of its security given to its mobile but nothing in digital world is secure. Avoid sending passwords over email, don’t send any personal information to any person or service that’s unfamiliar. Also never ever respond to an alert on your smartphone which prompts you to make a phone call . Note that there is no such service which would ask you to cold-call them.

Always be suspicious of your smartphone’s ability to see and hear you and its ability to share information and steal your passwords and personal details. Use your smartphone to communicate and play games, but don’t go expecting it that it offers a safe and secure locker for you.

Remember thus to avoid which is unfamiliar anything that you see on your phone, be it call, text, image, video or link. Also users that are inexperienced in software code or identifying reliable sources for legitimate apps should exercise a base level of caution at all times. Being alert and acting wise is what is needed for every tap on your phone no matter what you are working on with your Android phone.

Kamal Kaur

Kamal writes about new apps and user ratings. She joined us from India. She's also written for other tech blogs and forums before joining Pokies for Android. Kamal's real passion is nature and animals. She also writes poetry. Still waiting for her to write us a poem about Google Technology or Android devices.

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