Bad news, Android users: A new type of malware has infected 10 million Android phones worldwide, including 288,800 in the United States.
Here's what you need to know about HummingBad:
Is it on my phone? CNET suggests using security apps such as Check Point's Zone Alarm, Lookout Security & Antivirus, AVG AntiVirus and Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus to detect whether the malware is on your device.
How do I delete it? Unless you're a cybersecurity expert, the only way to get rid of HummingBad is to do a factory reset, CNET reports.
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