How to Remove Virus from Android Phone

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Your Android Phone is bundled with dozens of apps downloaded from unknown sources, which might be exposed to different kind of viruses/worm and malicious contents. This can even harm your phone’s software and hardware system further demanding data erase or a format option on your device, losing all your personal data. If you believe you have a virus on your Android phone, you need to take immediate action to remove it. Therefore it is better to install security software on your phone to safeguard your data and device. This guide provides two methods for removing virus on your Android phone.

Method 1: Install Security software on your phone

The safest option to remove a virus from your Android phone is to install security software on your device. There are various software’s in the market which are available for free that detects a virus even before entering your device and heal/remove them at the same time. Some of the most renowned software’s are:

McAfee: 

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It has plenty of security tools and protects your phone with award winning antivirus, privacy and security software against malware. McAfee Mobile Security offers locate, alarm and backup/restore for FREE. Initially you can download the 14 day free trial version from Google Play store and at the end of the trial, you can keep the free version of the app.

AVG Anti-Virus:

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It is the most trusted security software which detects and stops virus, threats and malwares even before they enter your device. AVG has a built-in automatic scan which scans your device as soon as you download an app. The software can be downloaded for free from Google Play store.

Avast! security solution:

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Avast! Mobile Security keeps you safe from malware and malicious app, and helps you locate your lost or stolen device. Its Web Shield warns you if your browser tries to load any malware-infected URLs on your android phone. The security app can be downloaded from Google Play store.

Lookout Mobile Security:

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It is an AntiVirus solution for your Android phone and offers essential protection to your phone against malware and viruses. The Antivirus Free edition can be downloaded from Google Play store which is further upgradable to a premium version which includes a phishing and malicious website blocker, privacy advisor.

Method 2: Reset your phone to factory settings

If the above security solutions don’t remove the virus from your Android phone, then you need to reset your device to factory settings. Create a backup of your data, as after resetting your device all your personal data will get erased.

Steps to reset your device to factory settings:

Step 1:

Tap the Settings icon on your device’s home screen.

Step 2:

Once you click on settings, either tap on “Privacy” or “SD and Phone Storage” option depending on your Android device.

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Step 3:

Select Factory data reset option and tap on Reset phone to delete all the data. Check in the Erase SD card option if you want to reset the SD.

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Step 4:

On the screen prompt, click Erase Everything to confirm the action.

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Resetting your phone to factory settings will delete all your malicious content, further deleting all the viruses and threat on your device.

 

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Should you face any problem while removing virus on your Android phone or face any issue with your device, call us at +1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.

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