Malware in Android and the Precautions that can be Taken

The android platform has brought about a revolution in the field of IT as is evident from large number of people using android phones presently. It is anticipated that if the popularity of android phones continues to increase at the same rate then the time is not far when their sale  will overtake the sale of PCs. Unfortunately, the popularity of these devices have also attracted the attention of the notorious hackers. This has ultimately resulted in an increase in the numbers of malware identified on Android devices.


The increase in the number of malware on the android, however, does not mean that there have been no steps taken to tackle the threat. Google has been tightening its security policy with respect to Android devices so as to make sure freedom from security threats.

For this, a security layer has been added to the application store Google Play so that the apps are scrutinized for malicious codes and it is assured that apps on store remain protected. Besides this app platform, there are some apps developed by third party which are responsible for stimulating the propagation of malware on Android.

How malware damages?

The malware is designed to accomplish the different malicious intent of the authors of the malware. These may include sending bulk SMS’s through the contact number of smart phone that has been hacked, steal private and confidential data, making payments in an unauthorized manner, malicious and intentional harm to the smart phone, tracking activities and sessions of web browsing on your smart phones to  find you location.

Now, you know how grave is the threat posed by malware on android.  Here, some bits of information can help to keep your safe Android smartphones or tablets. These include the following:

  • Encrypt data for its protection and of your device’s.
  • Use a good application to keep your data secured from the threat of malware and other malicious programs.
  • Stay cautious while browsing the web and giving away your personal information in any way.
  • Don’t download or install just any software or application. Check for its vendor and go ahead only after being satisfactory.
  • Don’t connect your smartphone device to public or wireless networks as points of access to the device and data stored in it will be provided.
  • Run software and firmware updates to make sure that malicious attack are minimized as far as possible.

In conclusion, we should treat our Android smartphone as a Personal PC that need the (almost) same precautions to avoid any potential malware attack.

In case of any problem you can call our AVG antivirus support phone number 1800-243-0051 toll-free. AVG Mobile Security.


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