5 Tips to Defend Against Mobile Adware | Avast

According to statistics gathered by Avast Threat Labs between October and December 2019, adware accounts for 72% of the attacks on Android devices, a dramatic increase over last year’s 34%. Mobile adware hijacks certain functions in the device in order to spam the user with unwanted ads. Aside from being annoying and ceaseless, the ads themselves can range from harmless to malicious. The most common method by which adware infects a device is through a malicious app. Attackers typically disguise the adware as gaming or entertainment apps, leaning towards whatever is currently trending.

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