How to remove a virus from an Android mobile or tablet


Have you detected strange things on your mobile? Do you think your tablet does not work as it should? You may have a virus. The latest reports from security companies confirm that more than 90 percent of viruses are made for Android . What we want to tell you with this is that we cannot rule out in any way that you have been the victim of an attack and that a spy has settled in the heart of your terminal. The only thing we can recommend in this case are two things: first and foremost, that you eliminate the virus that is bothering you as soon as possible ; second, that you install a security solutionthat can keep you protected from future threats. Today we are going to deal with the first. Get that virus out of your mobile. Follow the steps we offer below.


1. Put your mobile or tablet in safe mode. This will prevent any third-party applications from running and the malware from being completely isolated. To achieve this, click on the power button, access the options and hold the Shutdown button until the option to restart in safe mode appears.

2. Access the Settings menu and select Applications . Next, make sure you are on the Downloaded tab . It is very possible that within this section you will find the virus that at some point you have unintentionally downloaded. If you know the name, you will find it soon, but if not, you should look for any strange names that you don't think you have installed in the last few days and should not be running on your computer.

3. Tap on the malicious app and the app's information page will open. What you have to do next is click on the Uninstall button . In most cases, this will be enough to remove the virus from your computer. However, in other cases you may see that the Uninstall button is not operational and that it is marked in gray. This is because the virus has given itself administrator powers.

4. Exit the Applications menu and click on the Settings, Security and Device Administrators button. You will see that on this page are all the applications that you have installed on your computer and that have administrator status. Uncheck this power of the application, in this case virus, that corresponds.

5. Now, go back to the Applications section to see the downloads again. Having taken the previous step, you should have no problem uninstalling the virus from your phone or tablet. In principle, the threat will have been deactivated.

Finally, we want to give you a couple of tips:

  • Change all the passwords you use to access the different applications and services you have on your mobile. This includes email, instant messaging, bank offices, social media, and so on.
  • If you want to be protected against future threats, you can install a solution like G Data's. You have specific software for Android that barely costs 16 euros and that will come in handy to always be safe while browsing and downloading data.