Welcome to our Maxon Click “Virus” Android removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices.
If your Android device seems to have been invaded by some shady software that frequently redirects your Chrome or Firefox browser to pages that you don’t want to visit and displays irritating pop-ups every now and then, this probably means that you’ve had a Browser Hijacker installed onto the device. Recently, a lot of Android users have been complaining about a piece of software known under the name of Maxon Click that seems to poses traits similar to those of most Browser Hijackers, which is why we’ve made this article where you can earn more about this potentially unwanted application.
Is it dangerous for your device?
A lot of people, who have had Maxon Click installed onto their smartphone or tablet, have asked this question. Well, it is debatable how harmful Hijackers like Maxon Click could actually be, but generally they tend to be regarded as safe. This, of course, is not to say that they are not annoying and unpleasant, yet applications that fall under the Browser Hijacker category are not some sort of noxious viruses the likes of Ransomware or Trojan horses.
Typically, Hijackers cannot harm your device on their own. They are mostly used for advertising purposes and do not aim to cause any damage. However, the page redirects and the intrusive banners/pop-ups that are caused by them could represent a possible security risk. We always advise our users to avoid tapping onto anything generated by a Browser Hijacker, since there’s no need to expose your device to potential hazards. Instead, we recommend that you use our removal guide that is located down below and follow its steps in order to uninstall the nagging program that is messing with your device.
Distribution of Android Hijackers
Before you go to the removal guide, take a moment to learn how these unpleasant Hijackers get onto people’s devices. The most common method is with the help of some other application, within which the unwanted software has been integrated. In order to ensure that this does not happen to you, you will need to be very careful with the kind of applications you install on your device. We advise you to only use the Google Play Store, since it is the safest source for downloading apps. However, even the Play Store has its flaws, so if you think that an app looks sketchy but you still want to install it, take a few moments to look it up and see what information you can find about it.
Maxon Click “Virus” Android Removal
It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate Maxon Click -> 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 Maxon Click from Chrome
Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Maxon Click from Firefox
Again, Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Maxon Click 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!