How to Secure Your Phone from Malicious App?

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We are using mobile phones from the last couple of decades for communication purposes. Nowadays smart phones are coming with many free mobile apps for every purpose of life. Malicious apps are also to be found online in abundance. It is most of the time free apps but sometimes paid smartphone apps are also found to be malicious and pose threat to your personal data on phone. No doubt mobile apps help us in every day of our lives but what if it steals our data, identity and important information from our phone?

Mobile apps facilitate us for

  • education
  • communication
  • online banking
  • weather update
  • traveling
  • maps
  • playing games
  • online shopping
  • social media
  • health and much more

Therefore, mobile apps are very easy to download in smartphones. Which brings a lot of risks as well in the shape of Malware, Trojans & Viruses accompanied with malicious free and paid mobile apps. With the download of these types of malicious app, you are compromising your personal identity, phone data including passwords, photos & online banking access. These malicious app codes within the mobile apps could harm and exploit your mobile data very easily without leaving you informed.

 

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I put my efforts in this article to raise awareness campaign about this issue. This issue is very common with the availability of free and paid mobile apps. Reading and implementing following tips could save you from unusual circumstances. Hence, download mobile apps safely and securely on your smartphones makes you a safe online user.

 

Antivirus

Every software, operating system are exposed to malicious attacks by hackers around the world. Big companies like Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Gmail have seen thousands of malicious attacks and security breaches. Which not only compromised their cyber security but millions of users login information, identity theft, access to personal data etc.

Having said that, none of the software, mobile apps, operating systems are completely safe around the world. In order to secure yourself, you have to take many precautions being online. Therefore, the most important precaution must be to download one of the top rated antiviruses in your smartphones and computers.

Which you can easily find in your mobile play store and online. BUT please make sure you are downloading only authentic, reputable and market leader antivirus. As there are many types of antiviruses available including those of malware affected antivirus. Yes, you heard it right. It could inject with malicious codes to pretend to be antivirus but actually its a virus. Mostly this type of viruses are found in free versions of antiviruses. You can only avoid it by verification of its source. Reliable and top rated companies are always a good option to buy antiviruses.

Therefore choosing top brands of antivirus solves this issue effectively.  Among few top rated anti-viruses are ESET, AVG, 360 Security, Avast and Kaspersky. You can download one of them as per your satisfaction but I recommend you to download ESET internet security. ESET has reputable recognition worldwide and I personally use it for my laptop and recommend other businesses as well. The good thing about ESET internet security is free 30 days trial which you can use it absolutely free. In order to avail 30-day free trial click here or following banner.

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Avoid ad-based apps

Secondly, please don’t download ad-based apps without verification, which is being shown in games or videos you watch or play. As most of them are related to malware to harm your phone’s data. Therefore be sure that you are downloading the authentic apps from trusted sources to secure your data and phone from any malicious attack.

All popular applications provide their identity source, content ratings of their apps. Therefore reviewing apps rating, visiting their websites and asking them a couple of questions are few verification processes for downloading safe applications.

 

Permissions

Thirdly, in the process of downloading apps, some permissions asks to access your data in your device. Always carefully read these permissions. Ask yourself for what purposes this app is asking for permissions. “Does the app really need to access your related data such as your camera, mic, location, contact details, images etc?”.

If you feel something is fishy then do not download it until you verify their sources or look for another alternative application instead. Because some apps require irrelevant data access to compromise your data. For example, if they gain your permissions to access GPS system. camera, mic then they can see you from your phone camera and hear you from your phone mic and track your location.

Criminals can track your GPS system and follow your movement as well. They can sell your data to others or on the dark web so be always Careful and verify their sources!

 

Checking for Updates

Finally, for security reason, it is most important to keep your apps, phones & computers updated with every software updates. As most viruses, malicious apps look for weakness in your software or system to break into it and exploit the data.

As a result, developers always update their apps by fixing these vulnerabilities. When you receive notification to update your app, this does not mean that the app has just new features to add to it but it could be because of security reason and bug fixes etc. Hence, it’s still worth to update the app and be very careful from cyber criminals. Fortunately, you have an option to update your apps automatically in your store setting so check it on.

 

 

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Hope these tips & tricks will help you out in your mobile app downloading safely. For more tips and tricks follow us on social media and share this article with your family and friends. Please leave your queries or suggestions in the comment section, I would be happy to reply you.

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