In this blog, you’ll know about, “How to Detect Malware” and “What are Malicious Links”.
Using of android phones has been increasing day by day, not only android phones social media users have also been increased.
According to oberlo.in The latest figures show that there are 3.78 billion social media users worldwide in 2021—a five percent increase from a year ago. It is also 920 million more than the number of social users in 2017, which represents a whopping 32.2 percent jump in just five years. The average annual growth rate over this period is 7.2 percent.
Going forward, while the number of social media users will continue to increase, growth is expected to plateau. The average annual growth rate from 2022 to 2025 is forecast at 3.9 percent.
It has also been noticed that a recent report shows an estimated 250 million daily app downloads between 2019–2020. And of course, by the year 2021, it has been increased.
We get a number of forwarded messages in our WhatsApp, Facebook, or any other social media and we trust them blindly and click on the links, but have you ever wondered that those links may be malicious and can harm your computer, mobile phone, and most importantly your reputation.
What are malicious links?
A Malicious link is a link created by an attacker for the purpose of threatening, harassment, money fraud, or any other.
With a malicious link, an attacker can install various harmful software and track each and every online activity.
From where can these apps be downloaded:
These applications can be downloaded if you click on any of the following below:
- Phishing emails
- Phishing messages
- Forwarded messages
This is why it has been said that you should never click on anonymous links.
What to do if you click on any of the malicious links and some or another app is downloaded?
If by any chance you click on the link and any anonymous software is downloaded, you should run a quick malware/spyware scan.
Which are the apps that detect malware?
To meet the need of people FORnSEC solutions has developed an application ‘MOBIScanner’ which can detect the presence of malware/spyware in android phones.
How to use MOBIScanner?
Our software is very easy to use.
- Download the app from Play store
- Install the app in your android phones
- Email us with your details for the credentials
- Once received the credentials add the same , validate and start scanning
- Once scanning is completed a detailed report will be sent to your email id’s