Welcome to our Fixthephone Android removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices.
Have you been bothered with a crazy amount of ads lately? Often taking up all the screen, sometimes even playing music or loud commercials? You are probably dealing with Fixthephone.pw at this point, which is a form of android browser hijacker. What distinguishes it from its older cousin, which computer users encounter, is its distribution method. In the case with regular browser hijacker, it is typically bundled in with other programs, which is most times not disclosed in the source, from which you download it. However, you are given the opportunity to choose whether or not you will allow it to be installed on your system. In the case of Fixthephone you don’t have that option, simply because developers have improved their game by integrating their browser hijacker into other apps. The instructions provided below will guide you to removing this nuisance from your device, so don’t worry on that account. However, there are a few things we think it’s important users are aware of, when it comes to dealing with things like this in the future.
You have undoubtedly seen the words ‘virus’ and ‘malware’ linked together with Fixthephone.pw. In fact most people even refer to it as Fixthephone “virus”. This is a very common misunderstanding and we’re glad to say that a browser hijacker is not a virus, as a matter of fact it’s far from it. It’s not designed with the intention of harming either you or your phone/tablet, but only with the sole purpose of distributing as many ads as possible, hence its name. But in order for the developers to effectively profit from the ads, it’s in their best interest to make them more interesting to each individual user. To achieve that, the annoying program tends to do a bit of spying on users and collects their browsing related info. This includes your favorite websites, the things you search for online, as well as personal information you may have entered somewhere along the way. The problem here is that this data can (and often is, as practice shows) be sold to third parties, who can do with it as they please.
You also have the very real risk of running into some Trojan horse or ransomware by clicking (tapping) on any of the ads. It’s fairly rare that you be redirected to some dangerous website, infested with malware, but it does happen nonetheless and then you’ll have an even greater issue on your hands. For these very reasons we strongly advise to avoid interacting with any of the showcased ads, as well as removing the problematic program as soon as you’re done reading this.
Fixthephone Android Removal
It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate Fixthephone -> Uninstall
If this option is not active then try this: Settings -> More -> Security -> Device Administrators
Make 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.
Remove Fixthephone from Chrome
Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Fixthephone from Firefox
Again, Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Fixthephone From “Internet”
Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Application Manager -> All -> Internet
Force Stop -> Clear Data
Reboot your Android Device. Your problem should now be fixed.
If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!