7 signs your phone has a virus (and what to do about it)

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cell phoneThere is a common misconception with viruses on mobile devices: that Android devices are particularly vulnerable.

Although it is true that Android devices account for 97 percent of mobile malware, there’s a caveat: the majority of this 97 percent relates to small, unregulated third party app stores in the Middle East and Asia. The figure becomes 0.1 percent when using an official store, such as Google Play. This 97 percent figure is therefore comparable to those for iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phones.

In fact, Symantec data shows that vulnerabilities on the iOS platform have accounted for the greatest number of mobile vulnerabilities in recent years.

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