Graptroy “Virus” Android Removal

Welcome to our Graptroy Android removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices. You may have encountered it as

So, you’ve recently started opening the browser on your android device only to discover some rather questionable changes that had been made to it. The homepage you had set was nowhere to be found and instead you’ve been greeted with a different, unfamiliar webpage. Also, your search queries had been redirected to a different search engine, which you don’t recall setting and to top it all off – your online experience has become flooded with various annoying advertisements. In some cases they even go as far as to cover your entire screen, play loud music and prove extremely difficult to close. These are all the typical symptoms of a browser hijacker being nestled in your system, more specifically – Graptroy. Our removal guide below will help you deal with this issue effectively and will walk you through the process in several simple to follow steps.

How did I get Graptroy? Is a “Virus”?

For the main part, browser hijackers such as the one you are currently facing are distributed as an inherent part of a different program. If you have recently downloaded and installed a new app on your smartphone or tablet – that could very well have been the source of the infection. Now, you might be wondering what purpose serves and why on earth it would be bombarding you with this colossal amount of popups, banners, box messages and other forms of online advertising. Hijackers like this operate based on the Pay Per Click scheme, which means they generate revenue for their developers based on the amount of clicks their ads receive. This sounds like a clever business model and indeed it is, only it often involves practices, which leads users to mistakenly regard Graptroy as a virus. For example, the program is designed to be able to gather information related to your browsing habits and then match the advertisements to the collected info. This information can later be sold to third parties for an additional profit.

Another rather disturbing aspect to software of this kind is the fact that it may in some cases be responsible for showing malicious ads or malvertisements, which are the most common way of getting infected with actual viruses like ransomware. For the purpose of avoiding any such scenario we recommend not interacting with any of the colorful popups and banner, as well as promptly removing Graptroy with the help of our guide. This will also ensure that your device doesn’t over time become sluggish and your browser starts crashing, which are common side effects of a browser hijacker’s presence.

Graptroy Android Removal 


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


Step 2

Remove Graptroy from Chrome

Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager


Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome


Now Force Stop -> Clear Data


Step 3

Remove Graptroy from Firefox

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


Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox


Now Force Stop -> Clear Data


Step 4

Remove Graptroy From “Internet”

Settings -> More -> Application Manager


Application Manager -> All -> Internet


Force Stop -> Clear Data


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 is a contributar at, a website dedicated to covering the top security stories and providing useful tips for the everyday and expert users.