The best ways to protect your Android smartphone from Malware

The best ways to protect your Android smartphone from Malware

We spoke about how an Android smartphone is vulnerable to malware and virus attacks and we also showed you some sure-fire ways to detect an anomaly in your Android smartphone. Now, the next topic in this chain is how you can protect your Android smartphone from malware or virus attacks.

These are the methods that we have personally employed and to date, we have not faced any issues with our Android devices, which is why we have compiled this list. Before we get into the solutions, if you want to check out the article on the malware and virus attacks on Android smartphones, you can check it out here.

Now, without further ado, here’s how you can protect your smartphone from malware and virus attacks.

Solution 1. Download apps only from the Play Store.

The first thing you need to do to keep your Android smartphone safe is that you need to start downloading apps only from the Play Store. The Play Store only allows authorized developers to release their apps for the users, and even after that, the app goes through a Play PRotect virus scan before it can be installed on your device. If Play Protect detects a problem, it flags the app and does not allow installation on your device.

Yes, it’s tempting to sideload cracked apps or modded versions of paid apps, but you need to understand that the people who crack these premium paid apps and offer them for free usually have a bigger hidden agenda that activates the moment you install their apps on your device.

Solution 2. Run a virus scan every week.

A good practice to keep your device safe and protected is to run a virus scan on your device once a week. Earlier, users had to resort to third-party apps to get this virus scan done, but now, you can use the Play Store to scan your device and apps for a virus.