“Virus” Android Removal

Welcome to our Android removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices. is a form of browser hijacker for android devices like smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, it’s a pretty common thing you can get infected by, because of the fact that it is often incorporated within different apps. Unlike what you would be able to do with a regular browser hijacker program that could infect your PC, you don’t have the option of separating from the app it came with. Unfortunately, developers have upped their game on this one and have made our lives as users a bit harder. However, the below guide is designed specifically to help you deal with this issue and remove it from your android device.

What “Virus” is and what it isn’t

Judging by the name anointed by our readers there is a strong belief that “Virus” is an android malware. This is not very accurate according to the legal definitions of the word though. As pointed out, is a type of browser hijacker, which means software that distributes advertisements. That’s it. It’s not a virus, not a form of malware, aiming to corrupt your files and extort money from you, as is the case with the infamous ransomware. Nonetheless, specialists still consider it to be somewhat of a threat to your system, because of the way it operates. For instance, browser hijacker is known for its habit to gather information related to your browsing preferences. It does this in order to tailor the ads it will later display on your screen in the form of banners, box messages, popups and page redirects to your personal taste. Things like your search queries, browsing history and even personal details can be collected and this data can eventually end up being sold to third parties after it has already been utilized by the browser hijacker developers. Smell like a security risk? I think so.

Another reason why might be considered by users as a potential threat is because of the fact that not all the ads it tends to bombard you with are real. Sometimes by clicking or tapping on an ad, you might end up being redirected to a page, which offers something completely different from the great deal you were just viewing. Alternatively, you could even end up being sent to some dangerous website, harboring viruses of all sorts. You would be exposing yourself and your device to a risk, which could have totally been avoided and this brings us to the next point.

Staying safe

As is the case with pretty much everything unpleasant, if you would rather not have it around you – you should best avoid it. Because you aren’t given the opportunity to separate from a given app, you can still find out beforehand if the program you’re willing to download contains browser hijacker within it. Do some research and you are bound to find some decent user reviews that will give you the necessary information. 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!

  • amcl

    Hello, I use it in a Samsumg A5 2016 and unfortunately doesn’t work, as soon as I start to use chrome the message appears again. I tried with a antivir and doesn’t detect the problem.

    • Hi,

      probably the culprit is still out there on your device. Did you try and locate and suspicious apps that you may have installed recently?

      • amcl

        I have no clue about where is hidden, All installed app comes from Play Store (not this week). But some apps were updated some days ago …. The first time that I watched the message was yesterday reading news in ‘El Pais’.

        • Hi,

          It is possible an updated app might have been the trigger. It might be a good idea to review them, look for an app that often displays ads, for example ( I don’t know what apps you use) often Flashlight-like apps might be vulnerable to exploits. Also you might try the software from article, it might help point you in the right direction. Let me know if I can be of any help to you, I just hate it when something messes with my phone. Good luck!

          • amcl

            hi at this moment I fixed the problem, but I am not happy with the solution, a hard reset.

          • Hello amcl,

            Yes, I agree. This is definitely a last resort solution, that is why I am not suggesting it in the removal instructions.