Protect your phone/tablet from malware
Malware (short for ‘malicious software’) is used by hackers to collect information from, or gain access to, your device.
You can install software to help protect your device, including third-party apps, antivirus/antispyware and browsers. Ask Google for the best current examples. Although malware is hard to spot, there are some signs to look out for:
- Your device sends emails or texts you didn’t write
- Apps appear that you didn’t download
- Your device slows down or performs badly