Top 5 most dangerous viruses on Android

22 August 2019

Online security has long come to the forefront. Users of various devices are trying to protect their personal data, but cybercriminals are creating more and more sophisticated ways to trick the user and get the information they need. What are the most dangerous Android viruses lately and how can they get into your gadget? Let's try to find out.

ТОП-5 самых опасных вирусов на Android

Freesoft editors have prepared a list of the most dangerous viruses on Android.

  1. The first place is given to the virus Skygofree, known since 2014 and still active. Last year, it was named the most dangerous of all the currently existing viruses for Android devices. Its peculiarity is that the user does not notice its presence. Using a virus embedded in a device, the cyber criminals have full access to all the information stored there. Skygofree gives hackers the ability to eavesdrop on its victim, as well as transmit information about the Internet traffic. In addition, the virus monitors personal correspondence in such popular messengers as Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype. Spreads Skygofree through fake pages of mobile operators. You can protect yourself by not downloading anything from unverified sources. It is also necessary to allow any action for any application only after full knowledge of exactly what and how it wants to use.
  2. Gplayed virus. Usually disguised as Play Market. Its icon resembles the original one as much as possible, if you don't look closely, you are very likely to get confused. This type of virus is a Trojan, it can control your device without the user even knowing it. Protect yourself will help vigilant anti-virus, which can block the transition or download from a third-party resource.
  3. In third place is a dangerous spyware program called Agent. Penetrates into the gadget under the guise of downloaded files from other programs. Agent can steal passwords, credit card data, and activate other harmful software. The easiest way to remove it is to back up to the factory settings. But then the necessary information will be deleted along with the malicious software. Therefore, you should not forget to make regular backups.
  4. Ransomware viruses and their brightest representative - WannaCry. This virus software simply blocks access to the device and a pop-up window appears on the screen, asking the user to transfer a certain amount of money to a certain address. Do not hurry to transfer anything to anyone: such actions do not end with success. It is better to contact the service center.
  5. Triada. A family of viruses that embeds ads and sends spam. To avoid getting the Trojan on your gadget, we advise you to update your system in time and install a good antivirus on your device.
ТОП-5 самых опасных вирусов на Android

Conclusion. It's hard to admit it, but, as a rule, all the dangerous software, viruses, and spyware we download because of our own inattention. If you try to be more vigilant, for example, by noting when a downloaded program requires absolutely unnecessary data for its work, then you can avoid trouble.

It is also worth noting that you should treat your security when using Android seriously. You should not neglect such simple rules as installing an antivirus.