Android as an operating system has faced a few security threats over the years. However, with regular security patch updates and the introduction of features like Play Protect, etc., Google has reduced the chances of downloading an infected app. However, there’s still a way to sideload an app. Though there are several antivirus apps available on Play Store that can add an extra layer of security to the device. But, what if, the device is already affected by a virus or malware. In case you have suddenly started witnessing too many ads, corrupt data error, sudden slowdown, unnecessary battery drain, etc. then there’s a chance that your smartphone is affected by a virus or you have installed an app infected with malware, ransomware, etc. Most of the apps or content suspected to carry such things are freeware, cheat codes, unauthorized apps, etc.
In case, you have mistakenly found such content or are facing issues, here’s our step-by-step guide to getting rid of them from any Android smartphone.
Steps to follow: