How to Remove an Android Virus


If you believe you have a virus on your Android phone, you need to take immediate action to remove it. This guide provides two methods for removing an Android virus.

Note: The most common way Android phones become infected is from downloading malicious apps.

Contents

 Method 1 - Install Mobile Antivirus Software
 Method 2 - Reset Android Phone to Factory Settings



Method 1 - Install Mobile Antivirus Software

The following is list of free mobile antivirus software. The antivirus software will remove the virus and also prevent the virus from reinfecting your mobile phone. They will work with any service provider (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint). Note: You should only have one antivirus app running on your mobile phone.

Method 2 - Reset Android Phone to Factory Settings

If the antivirus app doesn't remove the virus, you need to reset your Android phone to its factory default settings. This will delete all your personal data and apps from the phone, so make sure your important data is backed up.

The user manual that came with your mobile phone should provide detailed information on how reset your phone to factory settings. If you don't have the manual, read this article: How to Reset Your Android Phone