What are the best ways to know if my phone is being hacked or spied on ?

asked by Dena Moore
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    #1Check your Apple ID device list to see where you‘re signed in

    Check your Apple ID device list to see where you‘re signed in

    If you suspect your Apple ID has been compromised, or just think that something strange can be going on with your account, this Apple Support page can be really helpful for you. You will learn how to check your Apple ID device list to see where you‘re signed in

    Websites

    Free

    Scott Alvarado
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "This page really helped me when I suspected that someone might have been messing with my phone. This page gives you all the necessary steps to help you get to the bottom of the issue. I am glad I found this support page."
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    #2Five Signs Your Android Device is Infected With Malware

    Five Signs Your Android Device is Infected With Malware

    Five Signs Your Android Device is Infected With Malware is an article on the PCMag website that lists the five most common symptoms that might indicate a malware infection on your mobile device. 

    Websites

    Free

    Roy Bell
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "I looked through this list and was terrified to find I was infected. I had unexplained high phone bills I didn't know the reason for, and my device always seemed sluggish. Nothing worked to remove the malware, so I ended up just selling the phone on Craigslist so it'd be someone else's problem."
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    #3If you think your Apple ID has been compromised

    If you think your Apple ID has been compromised

    Apple Support brings to you this official tutorial for knowing what are your choices if you this your Apple ID has been compromised. You will find here different resources for identifying the problem (if it exists), and gaining the control of your Apple ID again. 

    Websites

    Free

    Harry Parker
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This article is useful if you think your Apple account has been compromised. It provides lots of information and step-by-step details to determine if your Apple account has been hacked or otherwise compromised, so that you an regain control of it. That said, the article is only relevant to Apple accounts specifically, and not your phone in general, or other various apps, so the solution is not comprehensive. For that reason, it is a good but not great solution."
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    #4FlexiSPY

    FlexiSPY

    FlexiSPY is a software that allows users to monitor all activities of a smartphone or a computer. It can access internet activities, track locations, record and listen to calls and more. It offers over 150 features that users can avail of.

    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    $68- Varies by plan

    Peter Bates
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "Lately there has been lots of breaches and people are getting hacked due to these breaches of data. Flexispy while being an awesome app is not the app that can check if you are being spied on. Instead it allows you to keep watch on your personal computer too see if anyone is using it from anywhere at anything in real time. This is not an app you need to see if your phone is being hacked."
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    #5mSpy

    mSpy
    mSpy is an application for legal monitoring purposes. It allows users to keep track of computers and mobile devices. This is ideal for homes to protect family members or an office set up for observing employees.
    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    $26.99- Varies by plan

    Esteban Osorio
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This isn't really what I was looking for. I was trying to find a way to see if my phone is being monitored, but this app is for 'legally' monitoring your devices or those of your employees or kids. "
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    #6Spybot - Search & Destroy

    Spybot - Search & Destroy
    Spybot - Search & Destroy is an antivirus protection software developed by Spybot. It protects your pcs against harmful viruses and malware, such as trojan.
    Software

    Windows

    $15.99- Varies by plan

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    #7[TUTORIAL] How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus

    [TUTORIAL] How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus

    How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus is an article on the Kim Komando website that tells you what to look for on your phone to detect if it's been infected by virus or malware, and then how to get rid of a virus on an Android device, and how to remove a virus on an iOS device.

    Articles

    Free

    Melissa Stewart
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus.. I have a love/hate relationship with this one. I love that it notifies me if it detects anything fishy but at the same time it makes my phone freeze up a lot and has other weird bug issues. It's hit or miss but might be worth it just for the peace of mind."
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    #8Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus is a safety solution for mobile phones that helps users increase their security with its antivirus, wifi security connection, breach report, and many other features. It can also help users locate their phone.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Sandra Allen
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Lookout Security & Antivirus lets me have all security taken care of by 1 account, not having Norton on 1 device and my credit bureau watching for fraud in another way. I want all of the things bundled up, which Lookout takes care of for me."

Summary

Best What are the best ways to know if my phone is being hacked or spied on
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Check your Apple ID device list to see where you‘re signed inWebsites 10 Free
2Five Signs Your Android Device is Infected With MalwareWebsites 10 Free
3If you think your Apple ID has been compromisedWebsites 7 Free
4FlexiSPYApps 3 Paid
5mSpyApps 2 Paid
6Spybot - Search & DestroySoftware 1 Paid
7[TUTORIAL] How to tell if your phone or tablet has a virusArticles 1 Free
8Lookout Security & AntivirusApps 0 Free
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