Xmyerlgols “Virus” Android Removal

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

Xmyerlgols – an android browser hijacker

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Browser hijacker is a general term that is used to describe software responsible for the generation of intrusive and obstructive ads on your screen (usually during the time you’re using your browser. browser hijacker is a widely spread phenomenon. It is most commonly associated with Windows computers, but you can be faced with such a software on almost every platform. In this particular article, we will introduce you to Xmyerlgols – an browser hijacker application/feature that you may get on your android smartphone/tablet. 

Introduction to browser hijackers

First of all, a few words explaining how Xmyerlgols.pw may get inside your device. Unlike PC browser hijacker programs that have many different distribution methods, browser hijacker for android smartphones basically have one way of getting installed onto your device – via the apps you download. Another difference between android browser hijacker and its PC counterpart is that in most cases android browser hijacker does not come as a separate application. Usually, Xmyerlgols is a built-in feature for certain applications, rather than a application itself. With that being said, you should know that if you’ve installed an app that contains Xmyerlgols.pw, you may need to uninstall that app to get rid of the intrusive browser hijacker. Below this article, there’s a guide in which we will show you how to do that.

Difference between Xmyerlgols “Virus” and actual malware

Secondly, we need to make it clear that browser hijacker is usually not dangerous and won’t harm your system. Many people may think of Xmyerlgols as a virus – this is a mistake. There’s a very big difference between browser hijacker and malicious viruses like Trojan Horses or Ransomware. Still, you should know that even though Xmyerlgols may not pose a direct threat to your device, some of its ads may hide potential security hazards. Therefore, we strongly advise you to avoid interacting with any of those adverts. Sometimes this might be quite challenging since often those ads may cover your whole screen so that you’re left with no other option but to tap on them. That is why it may be a good idea to get rid of the intrusive browser hijacker as soon as possible.

Do your own research

Another good piece of advice would be to always research apps that you’ve not used before if you consider installing them on your smartphone. Read the comments and look at the rating they have. If the rating is low or any of the comments says that the app displays intrusive content, you may re-think having it installed on your android device.

Xmyerlgols Android Removal

Step1

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It might be enough to navigate to Settings -> Application Manager -> Downloaded -> Locate Xmyerlgols -> 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 Xmyerlgols 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 Xmyerlgols 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 Xmyerlgols 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!

  • Mathieu Boily

    Hi and thank you for your article.

    I recently had this malware on my phone, a Nexus 5. I completely wiped the system before installing Cyanogenmod 13. Note that this malware was already present before. And it came back even after the installation of CM13.

    I followed your steps, but unfortunately, I did not manage to find any strange apps on my phone.

    I even tried Avast and Malwarebytes Antimalware and no result.

    I also looked at all the user and system apps on my phone with a rooted app. No result.

    I don’t know what to do and what to try.

    Have you any idea? Anything would help.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Hi Mathieu,

      This is somewhat strange indeed. It may sound silly to ask but did you delete the app you mentioned (CM13) ?

      • Mathieu Boily

        No, because CM13, short for Cyanogenmod 13, is the whole system. It’s a custom rom for android. I had the malware before installing this custom rom.

        The only thing I can think of is that this malware is stocked as a file, which wasn’t deleted during the installation, or this malware is inside an app that I restored. But I can manage to find anything…

        • Hello Mathieu,

          My bad. I did not check what CM13 stands for. Anyways, I believe your analysis is spot on…But it would be hard to find the culprit without restoring to the default settings (not using custom ROMs). I am not sure how to help you otherwsie since this pest might be hiding in a variety of places. Let me know if I can be of any service.

          • Mathieu Boily

            I finally managed to find something, even if the problem is still there.

            This malware also happened in my girlfriend’s phone, which is brand new from the last week-end. And after some research, I found that this malware is probably using a bug inside Adsense. Some people said that they solved their problem by deleting the Chrome folder inside Android/data, others said it was a kind of DNS problem in the router (virus changing the DNS for forwarding to their site).

            Even with these information, my problem still persists.

            I will continue my research, thank you again for your help!

          • Hi Mathieu,

            The interesting part it for some users the steps outlined in my post seem to work. Let me know what you find and I will update the information so we can help more people. I will actively try to look for additional information as well.

            Thank you for your contribution!