Viruses on Android are rare, but do exist.
In this article, we will explain how to check the security settings of your Android and uninstall a malicious app.
Before you begin, it is important to note that your phone or tablet probably has no virus. It is possible that your device will display an advertisement that encourages you to download an app to allegedly get rid of a virus (don’t click it) or that your phone is just slow.
If in doubt, follow the guide !
Where are the viruses ? .
Gunpowder, Ghost Trojan, Googlian .. infection on Android is almost always due to download an app suspicious.
Among other inconveniences, the virus represent a risk to your personal data.
The best way to avoid them is to be limited to Google Play, which verifies each application made online.
Besides, you can check the security settings of your tablet or phone by going to Settings → Security → unknown Sources and do not allow the installation of applications from unknown sources.
How to avoid the virus ? .
Permissions and suspicions. Is there a weather app really need access to your contacts ? If you have a doubt, do some research on the internet before you install a program.
Updates, always. Verify that your Android is up to date by going to Settings – > phone Status → system Updates.
A anti-virus and more. It is not essential to have an antivirus on his Android, but it can give you a little peace of mind. The antivirus apps often have additional features: performance, anti-theft ..
Use the safe mode .
To clear a virus its Android it must be, first of all, put your phone or tablet in safe mode. This prevents third-party applications to operate, including the program malicious.
Press the power button of your phone (or your tablet).
The tab “slide to power off” appears. Press it (without letting go) until a window appears.
Confirm the reboot in safe mode.
To remove the virus .
Now that your device is in safe mode, open your Settings and go to Applications.
You’ve probably already identified the offending application (the one with the installation coincides with the malfunction of your phone).
If you are not sure, check all your apps carefully and delete any that seem suspicious or that you do not remember to have installed.
If the uninstall button does not respond (it appears in light grey), it is that the virus is given the status of administrator.
Remove the administrator status .
If your virus has been given the status of administrator, exit the application menu and go to Settings → Security → Administrators device.
There, deselect the application that you want to delete.
Return to the Applications menu and you should finally be able to delete the app/virus.
Now, it only remains for you to restart your phone to exit safe mode !