Many people think that just because they are using a mobile device, they do not need a antivirus client. In today’s world of smart phones you could not be more wrong. Most of us use our mobile device for many different things. I use mine for checking e-mail, banking, calls, texts, surfing the web, playing games and just about anything else I find my phone capable of doing.
The good news is most antivirus clients for smart phones are super cheap and some are free. The leading AV clients for Android currently are
We only linked the first two because they all can be found on the Google Play Store. What most of these antivirus devices will do is protect you from getting your information stolen. Pictures, social user names and passwords as well as banking information. Mobile protection is something everyone needs to concern themselves with and there really is no reason you should not be running one of the above clients.
If you find your mobile device has a virus on it, you can often times easily remove the virus with out having to seek expert help. Doing things like resetting the Android device to factory settings will remove the virus. This will also remove all your contacts, pictures, apps and the like so this should be done only when you have no other recourse.
To reset your device to factory settings you can consult the manufactures website for your phone. Often times your cell phone carrier will be able to assist as well. It’s normally a rather simple process and generally only takes a few minutes to perform.
Having an antivirus client in the first place will make it so you do not have to worry about wiping your phone to recover from a virus and it also serves to protect you in your daily operations of using your Android smart phone.