Android phones have become more powerful over time. For most people, their smartphones have become the primary means of sending and receiving money, communicating with work, or using tools that come to your rescue in an emergency. But with more power comes greater risk. So if your Android device is infected with malware, you can disinfect it in just a few easy steps and fix the problems it causes.
Today, most Android devices come with Google’s security updates, but viruses can get around them if your phone hasn’t been updated in a while. To make sure this doesn’t happen, you need an antivirus program that updates its definition regularly. You can choose from a range of antivirus programs depending on your preference. For this tutorial, we’ll be using Kaspersky Internet Security, one of the top-rated antivirus programs on the Play Store.
Step 1: Go to the Play Store and search for Kaspersky Internet Security and download the app uploaded by Kaspersky Lab.
Step 2: Once the Kaspersky Security & VPN app is downloaded, launch it. When opening, the app will ask you to agree to the terms and conditions. If you want to read them, read them and agree to them.
Step 3: Go ahead and grant the app permissions it asks for.
Step 4: In the next screen you will be asked to subscribe, subscribe if you want. If you don’t want to subscribe, just hit the cross icon on the left.
Step 5: On the next screen, you should see a “ready to scan” message. Press the ‘Scan’ button.
Step 6: Once the scanning is completed, the report will show the problems found, including the virus that infected your Android device. Select the prompt and follow the instructions to successfully remove the virus.
Step 7: In most cases, the app will give you a virus removal prompt and all you need to do is press ok to uninstall. The app can also show you some of the critical issues on your device that make it vulnerable. All you need to do is follow these directions to fix them.
Step 8: Reboot your device so that you are back to normal.
If you want, you can uninstall the antivirus now, as antiviruses sometimes make your device slow, especially if it is a low-end device. However, for continuous protection, if your device no longer receives security updates from the official manufacturer, you’d better keep using it and consider an antivirus subscription.
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