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3 Important Tips to Protect Your Mobile Phone Against Virus Infection

10 March 2009 No Comment

As with other forms of technology, cell and mobiles can be hit with computer viruses which will wipe your phone clean, leaving you with no way to call or access anything on your phone. There are many different ways to protect your mobile so that this doesn’t happen to you. Here are three ways in detail on how to protect your mobile from virus attack. The first one is an obvious choice. Install anti -virus software for your phone. There are many different anti-virus software programs such as Kapersky that can be downloaded onto your phone.

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This is your first line of defense against viruses and worms. Mobile is not excluded when it comes to picking up viruses and Trojans on the mobile. In fact mobile is just as likely to pick up these viruses as a laptop or desktop computer. Installing this software and keeping it updated will allow your phone to stay running smoothly without loss of information or loss of programs on your mobile. Suffice it to say that a good antivirus killer is the top defense for your mobile phone to protect it from these viruses.

Another tip is to be careful where you download from. There are many places on the internet that have hacked goods, but beware when doing this. A lot of these types of places have worms, viruses and Trojans that can really destroy your phone. If you are planning to download anything, do it from a respected source or one that is well known. You may find out that the sites that charge for subscription don’t have as many viruses as the ones that are hack sites. Whenever you download, you need to be sure of the site that you want to download anything phone based from.

While it may be tempting to go to a hack site, doing so can cost you your phone if you are not careful. As stated before, using a well known and clean site will allow you to download applications, ringtones and wallpapers from a verified source that is clean of any viruses. Our next tip is to be careful when opening attachments. This is the way that most of the viruses both on computer and mobile can be spread. Make sure when you are opening attachments that they come from a reliable source.

This can be the difference between having your phone working and losing everything on the phone, including all applications and having your mobile hijacked. So be careful and make sure that the source is a known one to you before opening any attachment that is sent to your phone. If you take the time and take these steps to protect your phone, you will not risk losing information and also risking hijacking of your mobile. These are common sense steps that when done up the protection factor on your phone and allow you to use applications, email and games safely. This will give you peace of mind when using your mobile.

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