Android security: the right things to protect themselves from the virus.

At the time of high technology, we are all equipped more in addition to computer systems. Despite the many benefits that they bring to our way of life, these technologies have unquestionably vulnerabilities to consider to protect themselves.

it is there not so long ago that Google had corrected a flaw in the system which made him vulnerable to 99% of Android devices! The problem is present, and should be considered.

In this case, a maximum of explanations will you be given effective actions to secure your smartphone or Android tablet on the threats that pose a danger to your system, before give you , and protect you from the vulnerabilities of the web.

Preamble the safety of

before you do anything, should be first to become aware of the context in which we find ourselves (safe I mean). You’re probably all aware of the virus on Android, also a study of Kapersky and INTERPOL had emphasized this problem , but it’s well too often an abuse of language to evoke all of the vulnerabilities in computer science, and specifically on the web.

If we talk about ‘virus’, we also refer to trojans, malware, worms and even to social engineering in the attempts of corruption or theft of confidential information. We will not have the opportunity to go into the details and will choose to target systems Android and make the document available to everyone.

but don’t worry, this file is here to address a maximum of points and give you all the tools to protect yourself from dangers. Nobody can ensure you a safe and absolute 100% safety , but at least you’ll bother to inquire, and ideally, to act.

If you are viewing this page, you did a first step toward security. Below, we take a tour of the key factors to watch on your mobile devices .

1. phone calls

this is a point that many fail, unfortunately, but a smartphone is, after all, a phone . Also, a large majority of current users of the Android system are people of a certain age who use their smartphones mostly for phone calls.

Therefore, the risks are there. The person gets a call a number that she does not know, or from a blocked number. Difficult to identify what lies behind this.

two choices available to you if you find yourself in this situation:

  • a number : use a directory reversed like to get advice on the number calling you. Often, it’s a scam or an automatic robot.

  • The number is hidden : the best way in this kind of case is won’t get. If the person knows you or the call is important, she will gladly leave a message on your answering machine.

2. navigation on the internet

in addition to telephony and our smartphones and tablets have become real technological jewels can obviously navigate on the internet . In addition to the Web browser on Android, it is possible to download alternatives such as Chrome, Opera or Firefox to name a few.

in all cases, the latter store and retain information about you : historical research, visited sites, accounts and passwords associated (e.g. social networks). address a maximum of risks, and protect your privacy , think about adopting a few gestures that will improve your daily life:

  • delete your history navigation and data forms

  • delete your cookies and passwords

  • clear the cache of the browser

to do this, why not use the application Clean Master that makes very good things and you will clean your quickly traces .


to download Clean Master is here:

to those who would only use the default browser of Android , in the latter, press the menu button and then “settings”. In the list, choose “privacy and security”. Finally, select options to delete what you want:

manipulation could vary depending on the version of your system or your terminal, but remains similar from one case to another.

Another point to mention: watch what you download from the web! especially if you have just found a .apk to an application on a site file. There is no guarantee you of the reliability of the file and nothing said you that it will not represent a hazard once stored on your smartphone or tablet.

A famous quote that was born at the developers or geeks (according to your choice) can be tailored to our mobile devices and serve warning :

the biggest danger is one that taps on the touch screen!

To meditate.

3. accounts and banking transactions

more than on a PC or Mac, we must be careful when you see your banking information. To do this, prefer before all through an application owned by your bank ! It is obvious that paid or third-party applications are to be avoided absolutely.

Here is a (non-exhaustive) set of these applications safe and usable :

buy online I’ll be the same speech. Indeed, many online shops have their own equivalent application , as those presented below:


but in all cases, it is best to check your balance, make transfers or go shopping with your computer , if you don’t have the ability or inclination to move.

4 downloading applications on the Play Store

If you make transactions on your smartphone or tablet, you will no doubt be brought to purchase apps (or simply download for free) on the Google online store.

Whether you pay or not, the applications that you get will claim access rights on your device. For some, you will see that they see only what they need. Others however do hesitate not to read or write data to your device.

nevertheless hold a golden rule when you download applications: always check the requested access, even recognized or considered reliable brand ! Because they are often also those applications that hide their intentions, believing that no one will read the “warnings” avant accept.

Some applications require permissions that they do not need to work optimally. Note that since Android 6.0 Marshmallow , you can authorize and revoke permissions for each application individually, it is necessary to peel each permission requested by applications under the microscope.

5 restrict access to your personal data

when you beings victims of malware, most of the time, what are your personal data which are covered. Contacts, SMS, photos, passwords, some malware may give hackers full access to your Android device, so in the worst case, you get infected. Think about having good reflexes.

Avoid managers of passwords

is one of the strategies to protect its data in store the minimum as well on my smartphone in cloud services . Not that managers of passwords are to be avoided. However, is probably not the safest option. One of the most famous, Lastpass has been hacked . Fortunately, the figures had not retrieved by hackers, however was the case of emails and the indices of passwords.

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attention to the Wifi public

If you have the habit of surfing public Wifi networks , remember to secure your connection. We think not, yet, many attacks are through this for the simple reason that it is easier for a hacker to hack a smartphone connected on the same network as him. To do this, an application like Wifi Protector VPN will do the trick. In addition, it will allow you to surf completely anonymously and do not let you track by advertisers. In addition, also remember to turn off the Wifi when you do not need.

6. Choosing safe passwords

a study on all European users revealed that it was the french who chose the less secure passwords . Yet, it is not difficult to find a password that nobody will be able to guess. Just a few good practices.

  • Avoid the simplicity, choose a password that is sufficiently long and not the name of your pet or in your favorite singer.

  • Don’t just a Word, associate multiple items and include numbers, capital letters, and special characters

from there, you can consider that your password is safe. But attention, have a safe password is not enough, it will also change often in case but also avoid to use the same service to another . Do not use the same password for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for example, or even avoid using the password of its banking application for other services.

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7. Pares-fire, antivirus and anti-malware

I could raise debates, but I advise you not to use antivirus Android or anti-malware! First, a good antivirus (which has actually other features) is a paid antivirus. But this often implies that they require permissions in mass and have full access to your personal data .

gold such a program should not need to read your SMS (and even less to change), or even call for you at the risk of having surprises on your next Bill.

To illustrate my point I chose one of the antivirus yet recommended by many Android users , namely the anvirus Avast:

If you see certain somewhat alarming rights claims, you’re not wrong. It has no possible control in the face of these applications . And by ‘afraid’ to users, publishers of antivirus take the opportunity to view and retrieve your confidential data.

To imagine the worst, an antivirus has access to your system. If a hacker manages to find and exploit a flaw in the application, it will be able to use antivirus software to infect your device for viruses. In fact, such an application should certainly not have rights to write to the system .

we will address one final point before I conclude: the pares-fire. Already, providing you with an application of the kind, you will find very quickly that it requires very few rights , once again, necessary to carry out its mission.

A firewall is used to to monitor internet traffic, what comes in and out . On the Android system, this allows to have a specific follow-up for each of your applications and control their behavior. I can advise you one, if Droidwall, which is really very effective. Attention still needed a Smartphone roote.


we arrive at the end of this file. I hope will have learned you some things, in which case he helped you remember practices and habits.

don’t forget never the first thing that puts you in danger on the web, it is you . Arm yourself with caution, ask about what you do and keep the tips of this folder somewhere in your head.

For additional security, you can also check out our top management of passwords applications.

If you have any questions about the Android system, or security in General, ask them in the comments and I will gladly answer.

Virus Android: how to detect them, protect themselves and get rid of it?

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