1. AC Question's Avatar
    mean to say the hacker use trick to steal my data with malicious software
    11-22-2015 07:08 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I'm not sure how rooting would make a difference here. In general, if you use some common sense, you can avoid malware without having to install any fancy apps:

    1. Avoid shady websites that deal with things like porn, gambling, and "free" (aka pirated) apps/music/movies.

    2. Never ever tap on a link that appears in a popup while browsing, especially if they're warning you that your phone is infected--they're just trying to scare you into installing some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably malicious itself.

    3. Only install apps from well-established app sources like Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore. Read a bunch of app reviews before installing an app to look for any complaints about adware or suspected malware.

    4. Turn on Google's "Verify Apps" function. This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware. It's usually in your Google Settings app, under Security (although it might also be in the main System Settings, in Settings>Security).
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-22-2015 01:31 PM

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