Welcome to our Goodappinstore Android removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices.
If you’ve encountered Goodappinstore.pw on your android phone or tablet, you surely know how annoying it can be. The obstructive stream of ads in your browser and even in the app it came with can even reach the point, where they become from simply irritating to downright hindering. The pop-ups that could take up the whole of your screen, blocking the website behind it, can sometimes prove difficult to close and navigate past, resulting in loss of time and energy on your part. The guide below will show you how to remove this nuisance from your electronic device, and in this article we’ll explain just what Goodappinstore is and what hidden risks is holds.
Goodappinstore “Virus” or not a virus?
As any other form of android Browser Hijackers, Goodappinstore “Virus” is definitely not a virus. For starters, it doesn’t aim to exploit your phone/tablet, as for example some Trojans do, and it won’t harm or lock your files, as is the practice of infamous ransomware. In fact, it won’t really do any direct damage to your system, even though it does have the potential of exposing you to other threats. To better understand how Goodappinstore.pw functions and see the full picture of things, let’s looks at the main issues:
- Data misuse. There is a high risk of your personal information landing in the hands of dishonest people, due to the way Browser Hijackers developers do business. Browser Hijackers like Goodappinstore is known for gathering all browsing-related info in order to create ads that are tailored to your taste. For example, you may notice that a lot of the advertisements displayed on your screen suspiciously match the topic you were researching online the other day. This is in order to get you to open those ads. However, all that data that was gathered can and probably will be sold to third parties.
- Malware infection. We pointed out that Goodappinstore is decidedly not a virus, but it can lead you to viruses. More specifically, some of the ads it displays could possibly lead you to malicious websites, from which you could easily get infected by some piece of evil programing.
With the risks in mind, we highly recommend you avoid clicking (tapping) on any of the ads you see, no matter how appealing they might seem to you. In order to protect yourself from instances like this in the future, we would also advise you to research in advance whatever app you’re considering to download. Due to the fact that a Browser Hijacker that’s developed for android devices is integrated directly into given apps, you don’t have the opportunity of separating them, as you would with a program bundle. Instead, do your research and find out if the desired application has a Browser Hijacker in it and then decide, whether you want it or not.
Goodappinstore Android Removal
It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate Goodappinstore -> 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 Goodappinstore from Chrome
Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Goodappinstore from Firefox
Again, Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Goodappinstore 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!