Rareclick “Virus” Android Removal

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

 

Rareclick.xyz is a typical representation of browser hijacker and if you’ve noticed it on your android tablet or smartphone – you probably installed it with some other app. Developers often incorporate their product within third party software, which is often times distributed either for free or at an inexpensive price. This is because browser hijacker is designed to generate a profit through the various adverts it produces and distributes within your browser or certain apps. We have designed a guide specially to help you remove this annoying program from your device, which you will find below this article, but first let’s explain some key moments about Rareclick, which will help you avoid it in the future.

Distribution and prevention

As we pointed out, Rareclick.xyz and other android browser hijacker is usually incorporated within other pieces of software. Unfortunately, we don’t have the opportunity of separating the two prior to installation, as we have with regular computer versions of android. Therefore, if you want to avoid being harassed with numerous never-ending pop-ups, banners, box messages and page redirects, we recommend looking carefully at the apps you wish to download. First, read about them – most times you’ll see some information related to the advertising features of given applications within their descriptions or user’s manual. Alternatively, you can research the app online and read the reviews left by other users. You are bound to find information about ads within the program, if there are any.

Rareclick “Virus”

Most users refer to this threat as Rareclick “Virus”. While we can definitely see why, we feel it is important to make an important distinction. Rareclick.xyz is not actually a virus. You might have concerns as to the safety of Rareclick and rightfully so. Though it is often confused with a virus or other type of malware, a browser hijacker is by no means malicious and shares no common features with serious security threats, like ransomware and Trojan Horse viruses. It will not steal your bank account details, won’t destroy or damage the files you have and most certainly won’t try to extort money from you. However, removing it would still be the best course of action due to its potential to act as a gateway for other problems. It may happen that certain ads could redirect you to malicious webpages, littered with all sorts of harmful programs that could infiltrate your device in no time. Also, due to the nature of its marketing strategy, a browser hijacker tends to collect information related to your browsing activity. Many users see this as a violation of their privacy, as the developers tend to sell this data on to third parties, of which you know nothing about.

Rareclick Android Removal

Step1

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

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Step 2

Remove Rareclick from Chrome

Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager

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Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome

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Now Force Stop -> Clear Data

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Step 3

Remove Rareclick from Firefox

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

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Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox

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Now Force Stop -> Clear Data

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Step 4

Remove Rareclick From “Internet”

Settings -> More -> Application Manager

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Application Manager -> All -> Internet

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Force Stop -> Clear Data

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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 tripwire.com, a website dedicated to covering the top security stories and providing useful tips for the everyday and expert users.