Click.monetizer.info Android “Virus” Removal

Welcome to our Click.monetizer.info Android removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices.

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Browser Hijacker is among the most annoying pieces of programming available out there and most PC users have had to deal with it at least once in their lifetimes. And just as we switched to the comfort and ‘newly-ness’ of modern gadgets, such as smartphones and tablets – and there it is again! Again and again the ads, the pop-ups, the irritating and noisy commercials. This must especially sound familiar to users who have come face to face with Click.monetizer.info. Don’t you worry, though, the current guide is designed to walk you through the simple steps that will allow you to remove this problem from your device.

Although Click.monetizer.info is commonly mistaken to be a virus, luckily that’s not the case. Viruses, like any type of malware (Trojans, ransomware), are harmful to your device and will aim to cause damage to you and your system. Browser Hijacker, to which Click.monetizer.info belongs, is only there to distribute advertisements and make money off of them. We will explain this in just a little bit, but first let’s understand how it gets on your device. So let us emphasize on this, although many people wrongly believe that click.monetizer.info is a “virus” , this is in fact not true.

How Click.monetizer.info got in

Unlike a Browser Hijacker that is designed for PC, android the Browser Hijacker doesn’t rely on program bundles to secretly plant itself on your device. In fact, it’s very much the opposite. It is plainly integrated into the given program which you download – it’s a part of it. You don’t have the option of choosing the installation settings and then seeing what additional software had been bundled in. You simply download something (a game, for example) and then all of a sudden you’re flooded with ads. The most annoying bit is that it can even interrupt your work with the app in question by suddenly displaying advertisements on the entire screen. In the especially irritating cases, those ads talk, play loud music and don’t even react immediately when you try to close them. This can be very inconvenient, especially in public places.

In addition to this, you will notice a large amount of pop-ups and ad boxes, simply as you surf the internet. This can be especially hindering on a phone or tablet, because of the fact that you use your fingers to navigate the various websites you visit. The screen is also smaller, which makes maneuvering past these nuisances even more difficult and the X button may be hard to see or press.

The Pay per click scheme

Experienced users have probably already come across the term, but if you aren’t familiar with it, we will explain. It’s a way of making money, which enable ad developers to make money of your every single click on their materials. In this case, it’s not a click, but a tap – the principle is still the same, though. It can either be intentional clicking (read ‘tap’) or accidental – hence the insane bombardment, the covering of the whole screen and the sudden appearance.

The thing about extracting intentional clicks from you, however, is that the ads need to be genuinely interesting to you. To make that happen the developers of Click.monetizer.info and other forms of Browser Hijackers tend to collect your browsing related info. This will essentially enable them to create more personalized content that would ‘speak’ to the user and hopefully get them interested enough to click. There are two issues with this: one is that your personal details could also end up being collected as well, and those are very likely to be sold to third parties. And there’s a pretty high risk of identity theft occurring as a result of this. The second issue is that the ads don’t always display the truth. In fact, it’s very common that when you click on a certain offer or coupon, it leads you to something else. Best case scenario, it will be a harmless ‘white lie’. Worst case scenario – you might end up being redirected to some malicious website that could potentially infect your android device with some very nasty malware. In addition to this there is also a thing called malvertisement, which won’t even redirect you anywhere. Clicking on a malvertisement will result in the automatic download of a virus onto your system, and there’s no telling of how bad things can get from there. For this very reason we highly recommend that you be as cautious as possible around the multitude of ads and avoid touching them as much as you can. To rid yourself of this issue, simply don’t delay and proceed to remove it from your phone or tablet using the step below.

Click.monetizer.info Android Removal

Step1

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It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate Click.monetizer.info -> Uninstall

If this option is not active then try this: Settings -> More -> Security -> Device Administrators

8Make sure that only the Android Device Manger has permissions to alter your device. Also make sure that under the Security settings you don’t have Unknown Sources marked out.

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Step 2

Remove Click.monetizer.info from Chrome

Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager

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Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome

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Now Force Stop -> Clear Data

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Step 3

Remove Click.monetizer.info from Firefox

Again, Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager

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Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox

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Now Force Stop -> Clear Data

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Step 4

Remove Click.monetizer.info From “Internet”

Settings -> More -> Application Manager

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Application Manager -> All -> Internet

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Force Stop -> Clear Data

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Step 5

Reboot your Android Device. Your problem should now be fixed.

If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!

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Daniel Sadakov has a degree in Information Technology and specializes in web and mobile cyber security. He harbors a strong detestation for anything and everything malicious and has committed his resources and time to battling all manners of web and mobile threats. He has founded MobileSecurityZone.com , a website dedicated to covering the top tech stories and providing useful tips for the everyday user, in an effort to reach and help more people. In his off time he is an avid book reader, occasional PC gamer and affectionate football spectator. Daniel would hardly begrudge anyone who might call him a computer nerd, yet this might be just the thing one needs in case of a security issue.
  • Foxtrot November

    I own an xperia Z2 running on android 6.0. Everything you have said in this statement is not working! The “.monetizer..yourmobile.info..” keeps showing whenever I am connected to the WIFI or the internet. I tried cleaning All of my browsers such as adblock and google chrome. But the monetizer..yourmobile.info persist on appearing.
    It says that I won a iphone 6S.

    • Hello Foxtrot,

      This is not a statement, it is what you can do apart from hard resetting your Android device. The problem probably persists because there is an app on your phone that has been infected. Unless you find it and remove it, it will keep on appearing. As explained in Step 4 of our guide. Best of luck to you.