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Can apps have viruses?
Last Updated: 15th January, 2020
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Then, can phones have viruses?
In the case of smartphones, to date we havenotseen malware that replicate itself like a PC virus can,andspecifically on Android this does not exist, so technicallythereare no Android viruses. Most people think of anymalicioussoftware as a virus, even though it istechnicallyinaccurate.
Furthermore, can iPhones get viruses from websites? Although it typically tends to be more associatedwithPCs and Windows devices, malware can also affectMacs,iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices. As with anyothercomputer, your phone can be infected with malware byopeninginfected emails, visiting infected websites ordownloadingthird-party apps and software.
Just so, can downloading an app be dangerous?
Smartphone apps, especially those that comefree,are risky because your smartphone is more vulnerablethanyour desktop to security threats. NowSecure studied themostpopular apps on the Google Play store (those with morethan1 million downloads) and found 16,036 high-risk issuesamongthem.
Can you get a virus on your phone by visiting a website?
The most common way for a smartphone to getavirus is by downloading a third-party app. You canalsoget them by downloading Office documents, PDFs, byopeninginfected links in emails, or by visiting amaliciouswebsite.