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Your phone is susceptible to virus infection if it is connectected to the internet. However, quite a large number of people are unconscious of this as they download anything and everything. Unfortunately for them, they do not have any form of protection or antivirus. A virus can destroy your phone and your sensitive information may be stolen. The best shield is to download an antivirus. Here are signs that prove your mobile phone has been infected by a virus:

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—Increased mobile phone charges

You did not subscribe to anything from your service provider but your phone credit is being deducted almost every second. In fact, you called them that you want to deactivate the service but they are unaware of such. This means a malicious app is deducting your credit to make fake phone calls and send text messages.

—Slowdown in performance

We tend to pay more attention to our computer than our phone. Your phone is a mini computer. So, when you notice an unusual slowdown in its function, it may be a sign of a virus infection.

—Unusual data consumption

For a malicious application to function perfectly, it needs your internet. As far as your phone is connected to the internet, the virus will continue running. Clearly, it is using your data and if you notice a weird spike in data usage, it may be a virus. Switch off your data and search for the app consuming the highest amount of data.

—Undesirable adverts

Whenever you click something on your phone, an advert pops up, or your page is flooded with a different adverts, it shows that your phone has been infected by a malware or virus.

—Significant drop in battery life

Not all battery drains mean it is bad or it is time to replace it. It may be that some malicious app is using your battery for certain illegal activities.  This could be a sign that your phone is infected with a virus.

—New applications appear from nowhere on your phone

You never downloaded an app but you notice it on your phone. You must have mistakenly clicked a wrong link to automatically download the app. In some cases, you do not need to open the app before the virus infects your phone. You should delete it. In serious situations, you have to format your phone.

 
Written By Damilola Faustino
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