Mobile devices often do not come preinstalled with security software to protect against malicious applications, spyware, malware-based attacks, unwanted spam messages and e-mail attachments. Without security software, there is a risk that an attacker could distribute viruses, trojans, spyware and spam to lure users into revealing passwords or other confidential information.

Best practices

  • Use virus detection software to protect your mobile device against malicious applications.
  • Ensure that your antivirus software has anti-malware capabilities and  built-in firewall.
  • Enable your antivirus protection at all times.
  • Regularly update your virus scanner.
  • Scan your applications and memory card regularly.

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