Android, World’s most popular operating system. 99.6% of new smartphones are android based and 2 billion monthly active users. Android as an OS is very secure. It has different layers of protection. But still, some deadly viruses can bypass android security shield. They can harm your phone in a huge way in which you cannot even recover your data loss. Well, I have come up with some 5 of these viruses in this article, just read them up.
Android requires your permission to do anything. However android is an open source where you can change permission access however you want and even access the deeper parts of the android system if you have rooted your phone. But if you try to be over smart and attempt to install the apps from an unknown source (which are not in Google Play Store and not bounded by any security), then you are at your own risk.
Android itself act as an antivirus and tries to protect you to keep your phone and its data safe from malware attacks. Hence, we don’t buy any antivirus software. But still, some deadly viruses can bypass android security shield. They can harm your phone in a huge way in which you cannot even recover your data loss. Well, I have come up with some 5 of these viruses in this article, just read them up.
The Godless virus
According to Security firm TrendMicro, a family of mobile malware called Godless (detected as ANDROIDOS_GODLESS.HRX) has affected over 850,000 devices worldwide. India is the most affected country. The godless virus is the most dangerous virus that even found in google play store. It means this virus can even bypass play store shield and no antivirus apps can detect this virus. Godless virus roots your Android device up to 90% without knowing the user. They cause various troubles and issue while using the phone. It is very complicated to remove this virus. It is named Godless because it is the god of all virus in spoiling the phone. Read more about this virus here.
This infection gets introduced with the outsider emulators of Nintendo consoles and found outside the Google Play Store. It means they come with the external applications and can harm your phone. They hack up the games, i.e., mostly online games. To dispose of this virus, you can factory reset your phone. However, this isn’t turned out to be an entirely adequate way. Read more about this virus here.
A prominent Android malware that can make your Android root itself usually without the user getting known about that and after that it makes up the pathway for the live spilling of the Ads everywhere. You can’t feel that its presence, anyway it comes settled with viral applications that you may present from the untouchable stores or locales. The essential worry that maddens the affected device customer is that it can’t be cleared viable and there is a need to reflash the whole OS keeping in mind the end goal to discard it. Read more about this virus here.
HummingBad is Android malware, discovered by Check Point in February 2016. In July 2016, researchers from security firm Check Point Software said the malware installs more than 50,000 fraudulent apps each day, displays 20 million malicious advertisements, and generates more than $300,000 per month in revenue. The research pointed out the Yingmob group, previously accused of being responsible for the Yispecter iOS malware, as responsible for the attack. Lookout claimed the HummingBad malware was also a part of the Shedun family. However, these claims were refuted. Read more about this virus here.
Cloned and Copied Apps
The applications identified with the well-known applications or any such clone of the application that you could download through the outside stores can cause you trouble in an unfortunate situation as it can cause up your phone to recover all the data and send it to the programmers or the spammers. To be secure, you should not go through the unknown sources and should not install clone applications of any applications which could be a trap any programmers or hackers.
What’s more, after reading this article, you have up some thought regarding the dangerous viruses that can harm your phone. The primary intention behind writing this article is simply to make you aware of the Viruses that could damage your Android phones.