In India, smartphone users are increasingly concerned about their mobile phones becoming infected with malware, which can damage their phones.
A recent survey by Indian mobile operator Reliance Jio found that nearly one-third of the population was infected with the virus, and the percentage of people saying they are in need of protection rose to 42 percent in the last 24 hours.
According to data collected by the mobile operators, there were 5.7 million reported cases of Android-based malware on the Indian mobile network in the first half of 2017.
Jio estimates that there were 3.2 million reported infections of Android malware in India.
While there are a number of reasons why these numbers are high, one of the reasons is that a lot of people are still using the phones of their parents and relatives.
The Indian mobile carriers, however, are taking steps to stop the spread of the virus.
Reliance and Videocon have both introduced mandatory notifications and updates to prevent the spread.
Vodafone, India’s largest mobile carrier, has said that its network has been tested and found to be fully protected by the Indian government.
“We are now working to roll out updates to our network, but our network is protected by our strict guidelines,” a spokesperson for Videocon said.
“Vodafones users should contact their network for further instructions.”
According to a Jio survey, in the past 12 months, the number of Android devices being reported as compromised by malware rose to 2.7 percent.
However, it was down from a peak of 1.8 percent in March, when the virus was on the rise.
In addition, there was a 26 percent drop in the number reported as infected by the virus during the period between January and June, according to the report.
Relias numbers showed a similar decline in the numbers infected by malware.