How to know if your Android smartphone is hacked?

Are you struggling to use your Android smartphone? And if he was infected or controlled? Check that you have not lost control of your mobile device. And if so, follow our instructions to find a 100% secure configuration.

Do you find your mobile phone particularly slow? It heats and discharges quickly? Warning: it is potentially compromised or hacked. Here’s how to guard yourself and get rid of unwanted programs.

Is there a virus on my smartphone?

Viruses and other unwanted programs on Android mobile devices change all the time. It is therefore difficult to identify them quickly. Here are some signs that something is wrong:

  • pop-ups and ads open randomly during your navigation,
  • your mobile apps crash regularly,
  • unknown applications are installed on your smartphone,
  • your mobile phone is very slow,
  • his battery runs out faster than usual,
  • you see additional charges on your mobile bill.

 Alert to pop-ups!

The pop-up is the most visible sign of a possible virus or act of piracy. It’s noisy, flashing, vibrating your phone and the Back button has no effect on it. If a pop-up appears on your mobile screen, tap the home button on your smartphone and close all running apps. Do not try to click anything in your web browser.

Most pop-ups are pop-ups that try to push you to click on an ad or buy something. Ignore them all, do not click on them, and never share your credit card details if requested.

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Check your consumption

If your mobile device is extremely slow, a virus or hacker can leave invisible traces, which slows down your phone. Your phone bill may also increase because a virus transmits information using your plan. The malware sends text messages to premium numbers, allowing hackers to make money on your back.

Go to Settings > Connections > Data Usage and look for applications that use an excessive amount of data. If an application uses much more data than necessary, there is a danger.

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Malware or keyloggers are usually very hard to detect but leave traces on your smartphone. This is usually a new application that you have not installed or unwanted applications that consume too much power.

A good way to know if you are hacked is therefore also to check your battery consumption. Open Settings and navigate to Battery > Battery Usage, then browse through the list for unusual information. If an application consumes too much of your battery (60-70%), you are facing a malicious application that tries to hide its identity.

Use an antivirus regularly

The easiest way to find and eliminate viruses and malware is to run a reputable antivirus application. You’ll find dozens of apps of this type on Google Play Store. We mainly recommend Avast, AVG or Panda Free Antivirus. Once the application is installed and running, run a virus scan at least once a week.