Signs your phone is running tracking software you don’t know about

Signs your phone is running tracking software you don’t know about

  • Your phone’s battery life seems much weaker than usual
  • Your phone lights up when you aren’t using it
  • You can’t shut the phone off or it stays lit even after you’ve powered it down
  • You see a suspicious program running in the background when you check which apps are running
  • Your phone’s performance declines or it gets slower as you’re browsing the Internet
  • Your phone shows you that you have free storage space available but you can’t access it

If you’ve spotted any of the above signs on your smartphone and have reason to believe you’re being tracked, consider taking some of the following steps.

  1. Always update your phone: Updating firmware and software won’t get rid of a tracking program on your phone, but it will keep your phone more secure in the future and less likely to get hacked again.
  1. Check your phone for unfamiliar apps and delete: Look through your installed apps to see if there are any you don’t recognize. If you spot an unfamiliar one, try to delete it.
  1. Get an anti-malware app: If you have trouble deleting the tracking app, you can download an anti-malware app. Anti-malware apps scan your device for threats, then isolate and delete those threats. As with your phone’s firmware and software, you should keep your anti-malware app updated.
  1. Factory reset: If none of the previous solutions work to get rid of a tracking program on your phone, you can always do a factory reset to wipe your phone completely clean. You’ll lose all your data, but it will get rid of the tracking software.

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