Do your homework

When you see an exciting new app or game, it’s tempting to just go for it and hit the install button. Before you do this, check a few things to ensure it’s genuine and safe. Look at the source — where you’re downloading it from, as well as who the developer is. Check reviews: while the court of public opinion isn’t always going to align with your own thoughts on a piece of software, it’s useful to look out for complaints to do with lagging or blank-screening (where it doesn’t install or open properly). These can be signs of malicious content. If a developer hasn’t responded or released updates since the complaints, they may not be reputable.