Viruses on Your Smartphone or Tablet


As a popular Temecula computer repair company, we’ve had some customers who use smartphones and tablets ask us about using Anti-Virus on their mobile devices. If a device is connected to the internet, there is a risk for viruses, spyware, and malware. The threat may not be as prevalent as it is for PCs, but it’s only a matter of time before thieves and hackers develop programs that could wipe out your phone or steal personal information.

According to a Land of Droid blog, cyber thieves are even starting to hide malicious software that automatically sends text messages to contacts in your phone, similar to the spam emails that are so prevalent nowadays.

It is important to protect yourself and your mobile device, and we recommend doing so with AVG Mobile Anti-Virus. This FREE app can be found in the Google Play store and also the App Store. The app runs seamlessly and you won’t even notice it’s there. It actively protects your device from downloaded threats by scanning downloads and text messages and also allows you to manually scan your device for malware.

It also includes an invaluable tool – the lost phone GPS tracking and remote locking feature. This FREE feature gives you the ability to remotely lock down your tablet or smartphone and enable GPS tracking in the case of a lost or stolen device.

We give the AVG Mobile Anti-Virus App 5 Stars, and we even use it on our mobile devices!

We also recommend AVG Free for your PC security needs.