In a world where our smartphones are essential, encountering a virus or malware on our Android devices can be alarming. Luckily, TechKuya’s recent video provides insightful, step-by-step guidance on clearing viruses without resorting to a complete reformat.

WATCH: How to clean and remove viruses from your Android phone without formatting

Understanding the Signs of a Virus

TechKuya starts by addressing the telltale signs of an infected Android device. Common indicators include:


  • Unusual Pop-ups: Frequent and unexpected pop-up ads.
  • Battery Drain: Rapid battery depletion without apparent cause.
  • Slow Performance: Sluggish response and frequent crashes.
  • Excessive Data Usage: Unexplained data consumption.
  • Unknown Apps: Mysterious apps appearing on your device.

Removing a Virus on Android

Here are a few steps that you can take in order to effectively remove viruses from an Android device:

1. Safe Mode Activation

  • Hold the Power Button: Long-press the power button until the power off option appears.
  • Long-Press Power Off: Tap and hold the power off option until “Safe Mode” appears and tap again to confirm.

2. Locate Suspicious Apps

  • Access Settings: Go to “Settings” and navigate to “Apps” or “Application Manager.”
  • Identify Suspicious Apps: Look for unfamiliar or suspicious apps and uninstall them.

3. Antivirus Applications

  • Antivirus software: Use reputable antivirus apps like Avast, Bitdefender, or Malwarebytes.
  • Download and Scan: Install the antivirus app, perform a full system scan, and follow the app’s instructions to remove detected threats.

4. Clear Cache and Data

  • Access Storage Settings: Navigate to “Settings” > “Storage” or “Storage & Cache.”
  • Clear Cache: Tap on “Cached Data” to clear cache.
  • Clear App Data: For affected apps, clear their data individually.

Do Resets Remove Viruses?

TechKuya delves into whether resetting an Android device removes viruses. While a factory reset erases all data, including viruses, it’s considered a last resort due to data loss. However, it’s not foolproof. Some viruses can persist by hiding in system files or being backed up.


Removing viruses from your Android phone without reformatting is indeed possible. By following TechKuya’s expert advice and employing a combination of safe mode, careful app inspection, antivirus software, and cache/data clearance, users can effectively cleanse their devices from malicious software.

Always remember to keep your device updated, refrain from downloading apps from untrusted sources, and regularly scan for threats using reputable antivirus software to ensure your Android phone remains secure.

For a detailed guide and visual walkthrough, check out TechKuya’s video here.