The alarming growth of Android spyware is frightening for everyone who uses an Android cell phone. Common Android phones include the HTC Evo 4G, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus One, Samsung Eris, and the popular DROID.
Only a few short years ago, there was one or two vendors selling Anroid spyware online, but that number has now ballooned to well over twenty. What this means is that now it’s easier than ever before for someone to install a Android spy software on your phone. Once installed, the person who installed the spy app will have almost complete visiblity into everything you do on your cell.
With Anroid spyware being so easy to get, are there ways to find out if someone has possibly installed this type of spyware app on your Android cellphone?
The good news is that there is indeed a few ways to quickly find out if someone has installed Android spyware on your phone.
Here are three the most common warning signs to look out for.
ANDROID SPYWARE APP WARNING SIGNS
1) Performance Problems?
Android spy software runs in the background while you use your phone. This means that you should be able to notice a slight reduction in the performance of your Android phone. Although perhaps this won’t be easy to do if you only use your cellphone for casual activities such as placing calls, and receiving/sending text messages, or taking pics; power users will definitely notice that their Android phone seems a bit slower at times.
Bottom line, if you notice all of the sudden that your Android phone is not as fast (doesn’t have that “zip” it used to have) as before, then this is a warning sign that you could have an Android spyware app on your phone.
2) Has Your Phone Been With You At All Times?
Has your Android cell phone been with you at all times? In order for someone to install Android spyware, they must have physical access to the phone. This means that they must be able to not only get their hands on it without you knowing, but must also be able to get past your phone’s PIN lock. If someone has asked you if they can borrow your phone, or if you suddenly can’t find your phone for a short while, then this is a possible sign that someone might have installed an Android spyware app on your phone.
3) Unusual Battery Drain?
This is one warning sign that is very easy to detect. As mentioned above, an Android spyware app runs in the background. This means that not only do you get slight performance problems, but you also will notice that your phone has a shorter battery life.
If you find yourself running to grab your charger more frequently than before, or if you notice that you can no longer make it through the day on a single charge, then this is definitely a clear sign that you might have an Android spyware app on your phone.
In summary, although the availability of Android spyware apps have mushroomed over the last few years, there are easy ways to detect if someone has installed one on your own phone.
By keeping the above three Android spyware detection tips in mind, you’ll be able to quickly identify if you have one of these spy apps installed on your phone.