Android Pay-users-pa.googleapis is browser-hijacking software designed to infiltrate the browsers of Android devices and show ads and trigger page redirects in them. Android Pay-users-pa.googleapis typically uses the disguise of some other app in order to secretly sneak inside the users’ devices and attach itself to their Chrome, Firefox or other browsers.
The presence of this unwanted piece of software in your browser will probably not cause any direct damage to your phone, but it will certainly be quite unpleasant. In addition to the frequent pop-up messages that will start showing up on your screen, you will also notice various browser changes that you haven’t approved. Such could be the replacement of the main search engine that the browser uses by default as well as the change of the homepage and the new-tab page addresses. Though those changes may not seem like a huge problem, they will likely make your browsing experience less optimized.
However, what’s an even bigger issue here is the potential vulnerabilities that might open in your browser and system due to the unapproved and unauthorized modifications introduced by Android Pay-users-pa.googleapis. Browser hijackers like this one are infamous for decreasing the safety levels of the devices they get installed on by making unwanted changes that malware viruses could potentially exploit afterwards.
This leads us to the biggest problem with Android Pay-users-pa.googleapis and other apps of its kind – the increase in the likelihood of getting targeted by real viruses, Trojans, Ransomware, phishing malware, and other Internet dangers. Due to this, it is highly important that you do not tap on any of the advertising content that Android Pay-users-pa.googleapis shows you. Instead, do your best to keep away from the banners and pop-ups and focus on the uninstallation of this app. Our guide will allow you to locate and remove Android Pay-users-pa.googleapis so that your browser can return to normal and stop spamming you with invasive adverts.
Android Pay-users-pa.googleapis Removal
If you have an Android virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have a Windows virus, please use our Windows Virus Removal guide.
Whether you use the default “Internet” App for browsing or a different browser like Chrome you need to go to:
Locate the Browser/App in question and tap on it.
Now the method is effectively the same for users using both “Internet” and Chrome/Other Browsers, yet for more clarity we have provided instructions for both:
For “Internet” Browser Users:
Tap the Force Stop button.
Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons.
For Google Chrome Users:
Click on Force Stop.
Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache.
Restart your Browser. It might be a good idea to Reboot your Android device, just in case.
If you are still seeing Ads in your browser, it is likely they are generated by the websites you visit and there is nothing you can do about it.
However, if you are seeing Adverts outside of your internet browser, then one of your installed Apps contains the problematic Adware. In this case you need to take a look at this guide.
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