Does my cell phone have a virus? Five symptoms that indicate that your phone has been infected with malware

Due to causes such as teleworking, 'smartphone' increasingly contains more sensitive information, such as documents, bank data, passwords, personal and corpor

Does my cell phone have a virus?
 Five symptoms that indicate that your phone has been infected with malware

Due to causes such as teleworking, 'smartphone' increasingly contains more sensitive information, such as documents, bank data, passwords, personal and corporate information, and therefore, it has become a common attack objective for cybercrime.

It is not always easy to warn it when a device has been infected by an 'malware', but there are a number of indications that can make the alarms jump and make you think it has been infected, as explained by the Cybersecurity company Check Point.

The first of the symptoms of 'malware' has to do with operation: if a slowdown in the device occurs, if the 'apps' or programs are closed without apparent reason or tools as the flashlight stop working.

These changes are an alarm signal, especially if it happens after having installed a program or having punctured at a link that may have downloaded any malicious program.

That the battery is discharged very fast is another factors that can indicate an 'malware' infection. If you do not spend a lot of time your use and, in a striking way and in a short space of time, the load goes from being complete less than half, you have to check the device.

To do this, Check Point recommends accessing the settings section and, in the section dedicated to the battery, check what the applications that are most consumed to detect what the source can be.

In the same way, the 'malware' can come accompanied by an increase in data consumption. If suddenly, the data invoice increases, it may be due to the download of applications without the user doing it proactively.

These malicious 'apps' consume a large amount of data by exchanging information with the command control center of a cybercinquent. To solve it, it is best to go to the list of 'apps' and uninstall all those that are not familiar or known. You can also check the data consumption of each 'App' in the settings.

Another possible indicator can be see advertising in the notification bar. Known as 'mobile adware', this type of malicious program aims to show unwanted ads on the phone's screen.

When running, the 'malware' hides your icon to prevent it from being deleted, at the same time that you start distributing ads on the screen, regardless of whether the user is within the application or not.

Check Point also recommends being attentive if foreign numbers, generally foreign numbers appear in the call list and SMS. In addition, it can also be the case that the phone autonomously sends SMS messages to unnotic numbers or even all contacts.

This fact can not only generate an economic cost for the user, but also serves the cybercont future to spread 'malware' including malicious links in these messages. If one month there is an increase in expenses without apparent reason for services that have not been used, it is time to analyze the state of the device.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 22:40

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