If you suspect that your smartphone has malware, it is important that the malware does not cause any further damage. Here are some steps you can take.
Turn off your phone and restart it in safe mode. Press the power button to access the power off option. Most Android smartphones have the option to restart in safe mode. According to Google, safe mode may vary from phone to phone, but it looks like this: Press the power button on the phone. When the animation starts, press and hold the volume down button on your mobile phone. Press and hold until the animation ends and the phone restarts. “Safe mode” is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Eliminate suspicious applications. Find the app in the settings and uninstall or close it. This will not completely remove the malware, but it will prevent further damage to your device or the transmission of malicious code to other devices on your network.
Check for other programs that you think may be infected. Some programs may be infected with malware. If you think you can identify these programs, remove them immediately. Install a powerful mobile security app on your phone.