Clicklink8 “Virus” Android Removal

Welcome to our Clicklink8 Android removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices.

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One of the latest browser hijackers that have been harassing android device users is called Clicklink8. Clicklink8 is also most likely the reason why you sought out this article in your desire to remove the nuisance as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have assembled a removal guide with detailed steps just below this article to help you do exactly that. However, we do believe that knowledge is power in the sense that the more you know about a certain intrusive program, the better you will be able to shield yourself from it in the future. Therefore, we recommend you spend a minute to read through the following few lines before moving on to the removal instructions.

What Clicklink8 does

For the main part, all browser hijackers are developed to distributed myriads or banners, box messages, popups and other means on online advertising. This is done, because every time someone clicks (or taps) on them, the developers make a profit. This is possible thanks to the famous Pay Per Click scheme. However, the hijackers are also often programmed to gather information that it related to your browsing preferences and then tailor the ads to those preferences. E.g. if you’re searching for certain car parts online, very soon you will start seeing ads in your browser featuring the particular parts you were searching for. Many find this activity rather disturbing, especially given the fact that the developers tend to sell this information to third parties once they no longer have any use for it.

Is it dangerous?

Unless the above doesn’t strike you as dangerous, then it’s probably safe to say that Clicklink8 is not considered malicious and therefore is not a security threat. We should repeat this, Clicklink8 is not considered a “real” virus. Even though there is a widespread notion of hijackers being viruses, this is decidedly not the case. In fact, these are most times fully legal programs, which viruses are obviously not. We wouldn’t recommend leaving the program on your device for long anyway though, as there is the possibility of landing on fake ads or malicious ones. Interacting with one of these could result in a ransomware infection or something of similar severity. In addition to this, Clicklink8’s prolonged presence on your smartphone or tablet could lead to the device’s performance substantially declining. Due to the amount of resources required for the generating of the multitude of ads, you might soon begin to notice that certain apps begin to crash, things take longer to load and browsing has become palpably slower.

Clicklink8 Android Removal 

Step1

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It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate Clicklink8 -> 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 Clicklink8 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 Clicklink8 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 Clicklink8 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.