Luckily, I can state with certainty that I have never had a virus on my mobile. For this, I have not only been cautious when entering dangerous websites, but I have also carried out a series of processes with the aim of maximizing the security of the device.
It is important to note that the Android operating system is one of the most vulnerable to malware attacks by cybercriminals. However, this does not mean that it is impossible to protect yourself from this type of unforeseen event, since your phone has many mechanisms so that this does not end up becoming a martyrdom.
Avoid viruses at all costs
The truth is that the key to not having a single virus on your mobile is to be very careful . There is no hidden setting inside our smartphone to protect us from malware at all times beyond installing an antivirus. So I have collected those aspects that are worth paying attention to and which you should start following.
Be careful with the applications you download
While it is true that the Google Play Store has the Google Play Protect protection system, it is not as effective as it should be. In fact, many of the occasions in which a virus infects a device is related to an application previously downloaded through the official Google store.
This is because cybercriminals manage to get past the company’s security filters . So you should pay attention in the case of not having ratings or being a practically new application.
Ignore suspicious messages
Another of the methods most used by criminals to try to take advantage of user data is through an SMS along with a link that redirects you to a malicious website . In this sense, it is important to pay attention to certain signs that may indicate that something is wrong.
The first thing is that our Android phone can notify us of the dubious origin of the message with a spam message and an exclamation point . In any case, this type of message comes, supposedly, from banking entities and in most cases it does not even correspond to your own.
Do not scan any QR code
The pandemic has caused QR codes to become one more element of our day to day . Almost all bars or restaurants have one of them to consult the menu and it is common to find them even when we walk down the street.
Curiosity killed the cat and in this case this saying could not be more accurate. Some may try to sneak a malicious link into the QR code, and for this very reason you should avoid scanning anyone in your path.
Update your mobile instantly
Android’s monthly security updates include not only performance improvements, but also security ones . That is why it is convenient to be attentive to the deployment of this kind of patches to get the new version of the system as soon as possible.
The best thing in this sense is to activate automatic updates so you don’t have to wait for their launch. To do this, you have to go to the settings of your Android and access the “About the phone” section. Subsequently, tap on the version of your device and then on the three points in the upper area and enable the option of automatic updates.