Welcome to our Whowantsthisapp Android removal instructions. They should work on most Android devices.
You’ve probably recently discovered that some changes have been implemented within the browser on your android tablet or smartphone. These may include a change in your homepage and default search engine, but you may have also come to realize that your browser has become flooded with a shocking amount of advertisements. You might also have begun to suspect that the many ads have nothing to do with the websites you visit and they’ll keep popping up regardless. Some of them happen to be pretty invasive, covering the whole of your screen, making loud noises and not letting you close them right away either. Others might expand to cover a substantial amount of your screen for several seconds at a time, preventing you from going about your business and navigating through various webpages. This is all the fault of Whowantsthisapp – a browser hijacker, which has most probably been introduced onto your device through one of the apps you have recently downloaded. We have just the solution for you: below is a removal guide, featuring several simple steps that will help you uninstall Whowantsthisapp and remove all of its obstructive ads with it.
But, what is Whowantsthisapp “Virus”?
Well, first of all Whowantsthisapp “Virus” is not legally a virus at all. It has been classified as a browser hijacker. Like any browser hijacker, Whowantsthisapp.xyz has been programmed to generate and distribute large amounts of ads within your browser in the hopes that you might interact with them. The more time a user actually opens one or more of the ads, the more money the developers will make. This is called the Pay-Per-Click scheme. But there are several things you should know about the ad-generating process as well as about the ads themselves. First of all, browser hijackers tend to monitor your browsing activity, in order to determine what products and services you are interested in. This information is then taken into account when creating the next wave of adverts for you specifically. The collected data can later be sold to various third parties, once there is no longer any use for it, which in turn raises the possibility of data misuse occurring.
As for the ads themselves, they could happen to not be what they seem. There’s a slight chance of landing on a malicious ad, which could either download some harmful virus onto your device, like a Trojan or ransomware, or redirect you to a malicious page, where again there are viruses. This, however, does not put Whowantsthisapp in that same category. To be fair, it can only be classified as PUP at most. Nevertheless, we think it important that you stay away from the ads you see and try your best not to interact with them.
Whowantsthisapp Android Removal
It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate Whowantsthisapp -> 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 Whowantsthisapp from Chrome
Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Chrome
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Whowantsthisapp from Firefox
Again, Go to Settings -> More -> Application Manager
Now Go to Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Firefox
Now Force Stop -> Clear Data
Remove Whowantsthisapp 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!