All Galaxy and Play Store applications are inspected before downloading, so Samsung Galaxy smartphones are not affected by malware. However, sensitive information or the email may attempt to download malicious software to your mobile phone.
There are several things you can do to protect your Samsung Galaxy smartphone from malware. The application is very limited without proper permission. It’s not always helpful, but it’s almost always a way to protect yourself from malware. The danger signals that usually need to be identified are:
Allow apps to protect your Galaxy phone from malware
Application permissions are an easy and reliable way to protect your phone from damage. If in doubt, if any application seems confusing, do not give it access. After installing the new application, you will be asked to allow or deny specific permissions.
Press Allow or Deny, depending on the application. If you do not use the application for a while, its permissions will be automatically reset. When you open the next application, you will be asked for permission again.
You can also deny permissions for the app later if necessary.
- Navigate to Settings, tap on Apps, and then tap on the desired app.
- Tap Permissions, and then click Permissions listed under Allowed.
- Press Deny to deny permission and then repeat the process for each person’s permission.
Samsung Internet Browser Settings
Even if you are on a trusted site, insecure or annoying advertising attacks can happen. Do not fall prey to scams. Use the options in the Samsung Internet App to disable the pop-up.
- Navigate to the Samsung folder in the Apps, and then tap Internet.
- Then tap on the menu (three horizontal lines), and then on AdBlockers.
- You will see a list of recommended content and ad blockers for your browser.
- Tap the app to get the content blocker, and then tap Install.
Make sure you’re signed in to your Google account before downloading the adblocker from the Play Store. Please note that some adblockers may charge a fee for their use.
Remove an app affected by malware
If you mistakenly think that your smartphone has malicious applications, we recommend that you switch to safe mode and uninstall the malicious applications. Please note that all third-party applications will be disabled if your smartphone is in safe mode. This is a great way to identify the cause of a problem.
- First, turn off the phone completely, and then turn it on again.
- When the Samsung logo appears, hold down the Volume Down key.
- If done correctly, “Safe Mode” will be displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
- If “Safe Mode” does not appear, repeat the previous steps
To remove potentially malicious applications, go to Settings and tap Applications. Select the desired application and tap Uninstall. To exit Safe Mode, simply restart your phone and it will restart normally.
Way to Stay Safe
Want to make sure your phone is safe? Follow these tips to keep your phone malware free:
- Do not download external apps from the Play Store or Galaxy Store.
- Avoid using anti-malware apps. Samsung does not recommend third-party anti-malware products.
- Update your phone with the latest software and operating system.
- When connecting to insecure public Wi-Fi, use secure Wi-Fi.
- To enable it, navigate and open Settings.
- Find and select Secure Wi-Fi, and then tap Secure Wi-Fi again.
- Accept the terms, and then press Continue.
- Press Start and then grant the necessary permissions. As a Galaxy subscriber, you get 250MB for free.
- If you want, you can upgrade this amount with a monthly service plan.
- Disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in use to help keep hackers away.