Every day all around the world, millions of files and apps being downloaded to mobile devices. While some of these files being downloaded are safe and from verifiable sources, a lot more of them are underlined with malware or a virus.|
What is Malware?
Malware is a general name for any kind of harmful software, including viruses. They get into your device and disrupt the smooth performance of the device.
Who is at Risk?
Literarily, everyone is at risk. If you own a smartphone and you browse the internet, share files, and download apps and files, you are at risk. The truth is, most of these apps and files we download have malware attached to it to get specific information (data theft) from whoever downloads such a file.
Who is at Greater Risk?
• The following users are at greater risk:
• Users who use modded apps and games
• Users who download pornographic contents or visit sites that has pornographic contents
• Users who click on “click baits”
Is My Phone Affected?
A lot of users have malware on their mobile phone devices without even realizing it. While some malware comes into your device and begins causing havoc on your phones, others work quietly (stealing user data)
Symptoms your phone is already affected
Below are some of the symptoms that your mobile device is already affected:
• Mysterious disappearance of files on the device
• Files multiplying on the device
• Phone suddenly becoming slow even when not in use
• Functions just stop working
How To Fix Virus Issues?
HiOS provides an in-built antivirus system in the Phone Master App that helps protects your Tecno devices from these viruses and malware. All you need to do is make sure you scan your device from time to time to make sure you are safe and secure.
However, some of these viruses get past the antivirus because some users deactivate Phone Master or do not use it. Also, users who root their devices are at risk too.
P.S: Once the Malware is already active on the phone, the best option is to restore factory settings as even an antivirus can't restore the damage done.