“Virus” Android Removal

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


If you’ve noticed that the amount of adverts in your browser, while you’re surfing the internet on your android tablet or phone, has increased manifold, chances are you’ve had integrated within your device. Luckily, we’ve designed the below guide to help you deal with this issue and safely remove it from your smartphone or tablet. However, in order for you to successfully avoid future entanglements with and other programs like it, we think it important that you read through this brief summary of what it does and how it gets distributed.

What is “virus”?

Let’s start by clarifying something first. “Virus” is not really a virus, despite what many users are led to believe. The software you’re currently dealing with is a type of browser hijacker and its key characteristics are changed browser settings (home page, default search engine) and numerous ads in the form of popups, banners, box messages, uncalled for page redirects, etc. The point of it all boils down to the Pay per click scheme, which is a popular online strategy of gaining revenue. What this means is that the developers behind try to make money based on the number of times their ads get clicked on. Hence, their numbers and strategically inconvenient placement, with ads often taking up the whole of your screen. Though this may sound like there’s nothing wrong with the software, there are a few things you might want to consider, before jumping to conclusions:

  1. You are being watched. In order to more effectively attract clicks, the developers try to customize their ads to the separate users’ interests and preferences. Thus, the browser hijacker tends to gather information regarding your browsing experience and then tailors the many ads to be more relevant to your searches and favorite pages. When all is said and done, though, this meticulously gathered information is then sold to third parties for an additional profit.
  2. Though is not itself a virus and it’s wrong to compare it to one, it can expose you to cyber threats. Some of the ads that are displayed can very well turn out to be fake and it’s possible that they may direct you to malicious websites, filled with awful threats like Trojans and ransomware. For this reason, we do not recommend you interact with any of the popups and banners and remove the browser hijacker from your device as soon as possible. It’s not a given that you will necessarily end up with a malware infection or fall victim to some cybercrime, but it’s surely not worth taking that risk. “Virus” Android Removal


It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate -> 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 from Chrome

Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager


Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome


Now Force Stop -> Clear Data


Step 3

Remove from Firefox

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


Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox


Now Force Stop -> Clear Data


Step 4

Remove 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.