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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Remove a Virus or Malware From Your Android and Apple Smart Devices

I love my iPhone and iPad and I wouldn't know what to do without it. I still use a Windows and Apple computer, but like many of you, depend more and more on my mobile devices. I know many of you love your mobile Apple and Android devices and rely on them more and more everyday. Don't think I don't notice. Unfortunately cyber criminals are also aware that you are using your mobile devices more and more as a part of your digital life style. Rather than concentrating on infecting your computers with viruses and ransomware, criminals are designing malicious software that's designed to infect your mobile devices. It's rare to have malware or a virus attack your Apple and Android devices, but it is possible. Learn what steps you need to take to protect yourself and your devices from hackers.

What’s a Virus, Anyway? A virus or malware is malicious software that alters the way your mobile device runs in a bad way.Many viruses disguise themselves as useful programs and applications. Once installed on your phone or tablet, they can steal your personal information, lock up your device and destroy your data. Android devices are usually prone to virus attacks, but you Apple users out there shouldn't let your guard down.

Who is Targeting Your Devices? There are thousands of people around the world who make viruses and malware. Malicious software helps criminals steal your information and allows them to make money. Some legitimate companies make malware and benefit from it because it helps them create ads that are targeted directly to you. This type of spyware captures your information and sells it to companies who want to market to you. If criminals inst