How to keep your GoTab clean
Here are simple ways to help protect yourself:
Keep your browser up to date
When you open the Play Store, most apps will let you know when it’s time to upgrade – don’t ignore these messages and update as soon as you can. Old versions of software can sometimes have security problems that criminals can use to more easily get to your data.
Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, films, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons
Be wary of pop-up windows that ask you to download apps. Often these pop-ups will claim that your computer has been infected and that their download can fix it – don’t believe them. Close the window and make sure that you don’t click inside the pop-up window. Do not open files of unknown types or if you see unfamiliar browser prompts or warnings asking you to open a file.
When in doubt, use trusted bookmarks for important sites, use your search engine to navigate to the site or type the site address directly into your browser. You should also check to see if the web address begins with https:// – which signals that your connection to the website is encrypted and more resistant to snooping or tampering.
When you do install apps, make sure that you’re getting the software from trusted developers- its a good idea to read the reviews first to guage opinion from existing users.
If you notice something suspicious after you install an app – such as significant performance drop in the GoTab, unexpected pop-ups or messages, or unfamiliar billing charges – uninstall the app immediately and make sure your anti-virus is running and up-to-date.
Many browsers will warn you if you try to go to a website that is suspected of hosting malware. If you get a warning that a site you want to visit may not be safe, look at the URL and think carefully about whether you want to visit the site or not. Even if you have visited the site before, criminals may have compromised the site since the last time you visited, so it may not be safe to go to until the site’s owners have cleaned up their site.
If your computer is infected with malware, remove it as soon as you can
One way to clean your GoTab is to scan it with an Anti Virus and Malware Scanner. Have a look on the Play Store for one that suits your needs best.