If your Android device is infected with virus, you have probably come to the right place. Surprisingly, removing virus from your android tablet or phone is not as difficult as it may seem. But before we discuss that, it is important to understand the fact that in most cases it may seem like your Android device contains virus but it doesn’t. Basically when a pop-up says that your phone or tablet is infected with virus it is basically an attempt to convince you to download a particular app. You are better off ignoring these sorts of messages. However, viruses are slowly becoming common in Android. If you believe your device is infected with one, here is what you need to do. We also have our previous post on Useful Tips to Protect your Phone From Malware.
- Step 1
To start the virus removing process you need to first put your device on safe mode. To do that, press and hold the power button until the power off options appear. Once the options appear press and hold power off, the device will ask you whether you want to restart in safe mode – press restart. This should work in most of the Android devices but if it doesn’t Google how to put your phone or tablet on safe mode.
- Step 2
When you are in safe mode go to settings & select apps. You will see a list of all the downloaded apps in your device. Scroll down and look for the virus that has infected your phone. If you are unaware of the name of the virus look for anything in the list that you haven’t downloaded or seem strange.
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- Step 3
When you have found the infected app, tap on it and you will see a page that contains an Uninstall button. Click on Uninstall and you are good to go. Sometimes though this button is greyed out, which means the virus has made itself a device administrator.
- Step 4
If the button is grayed out go back to the main settings, click on security and then administrators (or device administers). You will now see all the apps that have given themselves the status of device administrators. Look for the app you want to delete and simply uncheck it. On the next screen tap on deactivate. You can now go back to the apps menu and simply uninstall the app.
- Step 5
Now that you have deleted the infected files, restart your Android device to come back in the normal mode. Your phone is now virus free.
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