Is your phone running out of battery life too quickly or running hot constantly? It could be malware
Along the same line, if you don’t have an unlimited data plan and you notice that you’re running low on data earlier in the month than usual, that might have nothing to do with your video game obsession and could be the result of the malware that your phone is running. And if the monthly invoice from your wireless provider is going up for no reason, well, there might be a reason for this that you don’t know about.
Watch out for these signs that your phone has been hacked
And while there are reasons other than malware for having your phone overheat, it could be a sign that your handset is infected. If you do suspect that malware is the problem with your handset, take a look at the app storefront on your phone and look for a highly rated antivirus app and install it to find the culprit.
Once you run a scan,the anti-virus app could give you some suggestions to follow. It it recommends deleting a particular app, do so right away even if you’d prefer not to get rid of it.
There are different types of malware and most of them could hit you in the wallet
If you try this and the problems don’t disappear, your phone might be saying to you “FU.” That’s right, the dreaded Factory Update might be called for. Make sure you back up files and data that you want to keep and wipe your phone. Hopefully, you won’t have to resort to this. But having your phone hacked is a pretty serious problem that could result in having your bank account wiped out by a faceless, nameless criminal.
Keep a close eye on the performance of your phone and at the first sign that something seems amiss, look into installing an antivirus app before things get out of hand.
There are many different kinds of malware. Adware will pay the hacker revenue by automatically generating ads on the user interface of your phone. Other forms of malware can control your phone remotely and take over your camera and other features. Others will sign you up without permission for premium-priced services (often messaging services) that you don’t want and never asked for.