How to Remove Viruses from your Android Device

Here are the fixes that will show you,how to boot your Android into safe mode and fix issues and errors that you are having with your device.

Boot Your Android Device in Safe mode to remove virus

What is safe mode now? Safe mode is basically an alternate state of your Android in which third-party apps and processes do not run in the background. This allows you to safely troubleshoot your device.

In order to boot into Android safe mode:

  • Single press your Android power button
  • The shutdown window will pop up
  • Then, very carefully long press on the Android power button
  • If you single tap on that, your device will pretty much shut down
  • If you do it right, you will be asked whether you want to boot into Android safe mode
  • Tap on OK

Your device will restart and reboot into safe mode

On some older Android versions:

  • You will need to completely turn off your device then turn it on by long pressing the power button
  • When you see the boot animations, hold down the volume up and down buttons at the same time until you boot into safe mode

While in safe mode, the watermark safe mode will appear at the bottom of your device indicating that you are in safe mode. As I mentioned earlier, third-party apps that you installed on your device wont run, they will be the greyed out instead.

You also find the shortcuts and icons but you wont be able to run the apps and you wont find them in the app drawer either but dont worry, all your apps are safe

Whats the use of Android Safe Mode?

There are several:

  1. if your device is crashing, you are getting a lot of error messages and you cant figure out whether its a problem with your system or its a problem with a third-party app that you recently installed, you can find out by booting into safe mode.
  2. If you are no longer getting the errors that you are getting earlier, then its an issue with an app that you recently installed on your device simply. By uninstalling the app from the app section in the Android settings, you will be able to fix the issue.
  3. If you have got a virus or malware on a malicious app that you cannot uninstall because its always running in the background, then you can easily uninstall those kinds of apps in safe mode. Since the malicious app is no longer running in the background, you will be able to easily get rid of the app
  4. The most useful feature of safe mode is that it saves you from factory resetting your device. When people have a problem with their device and they cant fix it, 99% of them will go ahead and perform a factory reset which will wipe all the apps and data on their device.

This is not only a time-consuming process, but you are basically erasing the issue by deleting all your apps and data, instead of fixing the issue. By booting into safe mode, you can find out the specific issue and you can either uninstall it or fix it without losing your data.

The coolest thing about safe mode is how quickly your device will perform tasks. Since third-party apps and widgets are no longer running in the background, a lot of RAM is spared and your device will feel rocket fast.

You will realise how much your device has slowed down over time due to third-party apps and widgets.

Finally, in order to go back to the old state of your Android device, simply restart your device and you will be back to normal.


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