• Google Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Pixel users are experiencing problems - is there a fix?

Google Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Pixel users are experiencing problems - is there a fix? (Photo : YouTube/ Google Nexus)

Here are some tips to keep Nexus 6P, Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC One M9, Xperia Z5 Compact and other Android devices malware free.

The main method to find Android apps is heading to the Google Play Store. With "DressCode" spreading to over 400 apps on Play Store, some precautions need to be adopted. It includes checking reviews associated with the app before downloading them, because infected apps are frequently downloaded by people who do not check the issues already pointed out by other users.

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Users should ensure the OS on their device has been updated to the newest version. The search giant Google and mobile phone manufacturers are always sending out enhancements and bug fixes designed to keep mobile devices secure.

People should employ a VPN, as it protects data receiving and sending through encryption, Trend Micro reported.

Getting a good antivirus app is a good step to ensure an Android device stays safe and secure. With good options from Kaspersky, McAfee, Avast available, selecting the one with the correct features is easy. 

Here are some steps on how to remove malware from a device

1. Users should use the power button to reboot the device into 'Safe Mode.'
2. They should click Settings to open the menu and navigate until the applications that have been downloaded are shown. After that, users should check if any suspicious applications are on the Android device.
3. They should choose the suspicious application and use the 'Uninstall' button to remove it. If users cannot access the uninstall button, they should go to another area within the device to uninstall it.
4. Users should navigate to Settings and choose Security > Device Administrators and once the box next to a particular app has been selected,  it can be deactivated on the next screen.
5. Once the app is deactivated, they should go to the apps menu to delete it entirely from the device.
6. Then, users should restart the Android device without using safe mode.
7. Users should delete all data from their device to get rid of malware that refuses to be deleted. They should opt for the factory reset option. It will take the device back to the state it was when it was made.

When active, malware will use a user phone's resources. If a user's device freezes or lags without any open apps or not able to perform the basic tasks, nasty software is churning along, using their device processor and memory resources, USA TODAY reported.