What is it? Malware is malicious software devised to track the victim’s browsing activities, steal confidential data, or damage an IT system and the devices that use it.
How can I recognize it?
Device functions irregularly (e.g. windows opening up randomly)
High battery consumption by the device
What should I do?
Pay careful attention to the issue of safe browsing, avoid downloading suspicious attachments and don’t click on advertising banners or links.
Beware of emails and text messages inviting you to download or run programmes which you don’t know where they come from.
Remember to update your operating system and applications on your computer and smartphone.
Take care to download only official updates available from the manufacturers’ official websites. Use only the official app stores to download apps to your telephone.
Install adequate software protection on your devices (antivirus, personal firewall, etc.) and ensure they are always up to date.
For Android devices, the Google Play Protect service is available free of charge, offering protection against malware and harmful apps; you can check whether the service is enabled by launching Google Play > Menu > Play Protect;