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Here’s How Android Users Can Detect Spyware

Is your phone using lots of data, battery power, receiving unusual text messages, or making sounds for no reason? If so, you may have malware.

There isn’t a lot of talking done on a cell phone these days. Having a little computer that’s small enough to go with you anywhere makes it far easier to text, send messages via Facebook or email, or play games. But with all that power comes a price: the chance of picking up spyware on your Android cell phone. Click here to run a Full Virus Scan and check for any security threats on your smartphone:

It doesn’t take very long to use the Full Virus Scan. If you are short on time though, the DFNDR app also has a quick Security Scan feature. Use it when you need peace of mind but can’t wait around for a large-scale scan of your phone.

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How to Find Spyware on Your Smartphone

The best thing you can do is to make good use of your DFNDR app. It has built-in antivirus and spyware protection — but you have to use it regularly to stay protected. The Full Virus Scan is simple to use yet oh-so-powerful. It can scan your entire phone, including the SD card, for malware.

Click the button above or else open your DFNDR app. Click on the “Tools” option, and then head to “Full Virus Scan.” When the scan is complete, it will display a report so you can see how your phone is doing — and if it has detected any spyware in your cell phone. Use the app every time you download a file from the Internet or install a new Android app. It will help keep you safe from the prying eyes of thieves.

Other Signs of Malware on Your Phone

What are other ways you can tell if your phone has picked up any malware? Look for unusual shutdowns and startups, lights flashing, or if your phone is making odd sounds when you aren’t using it. Are you receiving odd text messages of codes and/or symbols that aren’t from your mother? If so, it could be the sign of a malware infection.

Is your battery suddenly using a lot of power? Is it draining constantly and not holding a charge for as long as it did? Spyware apps, especially those that run all the time, take a toll on your phone’s battery life. They also consume more data. If you haven’t been surfing the web as heavily, yet your data shows a lot of resources being used, you should run a virus scan immediately.