February 1, 2018

My smartphone is acting a little funny. Could it be a virus?

The only way for smartphones to get viruses right now is through malicious apps. If you haven't downloaded any apps recently, then it's probably something else like a glitchy OS update.

If you have downloaded new apps, check your data usage and see if it's higher than normal. The virus might be sending out information. You should also check to see if there are any new apps on your gadget you didn't install; a malicious app might install other apps on its own.

If you suspect you have a virus, read the directions on how to handle it for Apple or Android.