Keeping your computer – and even your phone! – virus free has always been a priority for most device owners. [And of course we’re always happy to offer you Cellular Magician’s best mobile antivirus services.] But with the advent of COVID-19, malware protection has taken on a new meaning. As you navigate work and life during quarantine, cover both bases with these expert phone virus protection tips.However, Apple actually recommends using a clean microfiber cloth dampened with a safe amount of moisture – a combo of 70% isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. Make sure you only dampen your cloth with this dilution; too much on or around portholes and other openings poses serious risk to your device. And as safe or convenient as they may seem, be sure to avoid using either towels or paper towels; such abrasive surfaces can certainly damage your phone or laptop.A few other good antivirus habits include backing up your device and regularly updating your OS (operating system). Consistently backing up your computer or phone secures its information against future virus or spyware attacks. Another good rule of thumb is to avoid downloading SMS and email attachments. A linked recipe from Mom might be safe, but many viruses and harmful websites hide out in these attachments. Additionally, consider investing in a higher quality Wifi network at home, and avoid using other unknown (and generally, more public) networks elsewhere. While an afternoon at Starbucks working on a project sounds nice, using such an open network does come with risks. To prevent such dangers, consider having a firewall installed. This system operates on set rules and regulations to let in only the information that you allow. This anti-malware software is a proven way to keep out hackers and viruses.In the unfortunate case that you do contract a malware virus, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Cellular Magician offers top quality data recovery, so you can lose the faulty device but keep the precious information and data. Call us today with questions about keeping your device protected for the future!