How to Avoid Malwares and Scammers
Google is recently pulled some apps from Google Play store because they were suspiciously act like a malware and spreading viruses. But that doesn’t mean that the apps can’t infect a user’s android device before it is finally terminated by the company. If you spend most of your time navigating around Google Play store and look for a decent free app, then you are potentially infected by malware and viruses! It is true folks. Some of those malware look like legit and even sit on the top spot of free app. But there’s no need to worry folks, today we have a quick tips that will help you to avoid all of those malwares.
The whole process takes less than 60 seconds folks. First thing you must do is check how popular is the application on the Google Play store. If you look an an app with thousands of download times but only a few reviews, then you’re potentially look at a scammer. Download times is not the most important thing right now since it is unable to tell you how other user’s think about it. Not to mention that you are also must aware of new app that already ranked with five star.
If there’s any review, you must make sure that they are not posted in short period of time. It is not make sense at all that an apps is getting five or six reviews, the moment after it was released on the Google Play store. Of course this kind of things happen with popular or the most anticipated apps like Angry Birds or Temple Run, but aside from that, you should be careful for potential malware.
We are also like to tell you that you should check if there’s any grammatical errors on the review. Some review might not quite different than other, while there is a description that to good to be true. You must keep an eye on this kind of application, because it might contain harmful software.
Done with reviews or ratings? Then you should check on the developer web page. Click on their official website, which is usually posted on the store. If you are redirected to an invalid address or Google web page, then you can mark this developer or application as an untrusted one. In addition, you can also check to permission setting and see if it ask too much of it.
There are also applications that ask for permission to the information about your current location. This feature is important to display the ad banner. If you’re not like the idea of exposing your current position to some unknown third-party, then you should not download or install this kind of app in your Android devices. Asking a location is a first step for scamming folks! So be careful.
So, there you go guys. That is all we can tell you about avoiding scammers, malwares, and viruses to invade your Android devices. If you have any question or suggestion about this tips, feel free to use the comment box below folks. We will appreciate it. See you on the other article.