SMS Virus on Android Phones in Singapore (and what to do if you’re infected)

Just when you thought that having an Android phone will be safe, this happens: There is a SMS virus that is spreading through SMS. If you receive a message that says, “<your name> is this your photo? <virus url>” (just like the image below), do not click on the URL.

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While telecoms have taken the effort to block it, some of you might have accidentally clicked on it. If you have, you may download an anti-virus program and run it in your phone (it may cause your phone to lag due the power required, but you can uninstall it once you’ve cleared the virus). A good one would be AVG at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus&hl=en