/ Phone virus?
Could my phone be infected with a virus? I ask as its been acting oddly ever since. Battery life is now crap and it switched itself off with 40% battery and refused to switch back on until connected to a wall charger.
Is there any anti-virus for phones or how can I tell if I'm infected and how do I remove it?
Factory re-set is the best thing to do. Nasty stuff for mobiles is becoming more common. Sounds like it could be infected with some malware/virus from your description.
I have AVG for mobiles and it seems to have caught a few nasties in their tracks.
I use Lookout on my S4, I've not managed to catch anything yet.
I also use lookout and think it's great even just for the back up contacts facility.
Has it lost any weight?
Simple answer: No.
Detailed answer: No and don't use AVG on any platform. Ever.
Check the apps under Data Usage in settings.
The Outlook app threw a wobbly a couple of months ago on my Nexus 4 and hammered both my data usage and battery life. It exhausted my 1GB data allowance in a couple of weeks. Once uninstalled, life returned to normal
Great quote found whilst looking for Phone AV
"If you want the smartphone equivalent of unprotected sex with street hookers, get an Android.
iOS and Windows Phone are more like a monogamous relationship with a faithful partner."
shame its inaccurate really.
For OP: Fairly unlikely an attachment would infect a phone. Cant think of any off hand which would infect just by opening (as opposed to installing).
To prevent phone viruses, always wear a condom.
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