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Mobile Phone protection from Viruses

Protecting Mobilephone From Viruses

1. Switch to Bluetooth hidden mode.
If your phone has Bluetooth capability, ensure that the Bluetooth capability is switched to “hidden” or “invisible” mode unless you specifically need it to be visible. This will help prevent other Bluetooth-enabled devices from finding your phone (unless you grant them the necessary permission) and will therefore help protect your phone from worms that spread using the Bluetooth wireless technology.
2. Exercise caution before opening attachments.
When accepting applications sent via Bluetooth, or opening MMS attachments, exercise caution, just as you would when opening an email attachment on your PC, because they may include harmful software. Ensure the application or attachment comes from a known source, and be wary of opening files that have unfamiliar text attached to them, even if they come from someone you know.
3. Only download content from a trusted source.
Trusted sources may include operator portals[2] and other well-known brands that offer adequate protection against viruses and other harmful software. Be aware though that, as with emails, malicious or fraudulent users may be able to fake the appearance of a trusted source.
4. Consider anti-virus software.
Some software is available to prevent phone viruses. You may wish to consider downloading this software.
5. Contact your phone manufacturer if concerned.
If you think you have a virus, call the phone manufacturer’s care line. They can assist you confirm if it is a virus, and help fix the problem.


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