If you use the Android device as if it were a computer, navigating on the Internet involves serious risks of contamination. Desktops have sophisticated anti-virus programs to protect the user from the dangers of the network. The same cannot be said for Android smartphones and tablets, so let's see how to block malware on Android devices.
The open source opening of the Android system is one of the best things about this platform, but it can be a double-edged sword. Unlike iOS, Android applications have free access to your personal data – including calls, messages, browser history, etc. While most applications use this data in a constructive way – to make them work better – many other applications and websites have long lost results.
What is a malware?
The word malware comes from malicious software. The malware can consist of a few lines of code or a whole suite of software. Their purpose is to get into your device without being recognized, position yourself in there and steal your data. Malware on your smartphone can monitor your calls, messages, and sometimes send emails and messages through your device without your knowledge.
How to stay safe with Android devices?: The first rule of protection when surfing the Internet to stay away from dark corners. Don't download pirated applications, stay away from unknown sites you avoid most viruses. But for added security and keep away malware, I suggest you install an application called Disconnect. Below we see how it works.
How to block malware on Android devices with Disconnect
Installation and configuration of Disconnect
To download Disconnect, go to your phone browser and type www.disconnect.me/m. The .APK file will start downloading immediately after giving consent.
While the application is being downloaded, go to Settings -> Security and enable Unknown origins. This will allow you to install applications that are not downloaded from the Play Store.
Now, click on the apk file you downloaded which is on the notification drawer and press Install.