For many Android users, it is quite common to unknowingly install a browser-hijacking app such as onto their device, since most programs of this kind are distributed with other attractive applications. Once inside the smart device, uses on-screen pop-ups, advertising, banners, and links to encourage the consumption of various online content. 1024x672

A rogue software like this does not pose the same level of risk as Trojans, Ransomware, or any other sophisticated malware, but you will still have to uninstall it if it has ever entered yourAndroid device.

The good news is that unlike other infections that attempt to hide in the system, you will quickly recognize, since its ever-present flood of advertising messages and redirect links will grab your attention.

In reality, applications like this and Micmitosas do not really intend to damage the device in any way, but they may be rather annoying and difficult to ignore. Additionally, the advertisements that the hijackers constantly display might sometimes be harmful. It is possible that the random online ads and pop-up boxes might easily lead you to potentially harmful online places where viruses can merely be waiting to infect your Android, iPhone or iPad.

Unfortunately, the random ads often appear on the screen as you are just about to click on something else, causing you to inadvertently click on them and go to a site completely different from what you wanted.

Fortunately, there is a way to deal with all the disturbance once and for all. Just remove and all of its messages using the steps below.

Type Browser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Hijackers like this one can cause the device to become unresponsive, get flooded by ads and banners, and get additional undesirable apps installed on it.
Distribution MethodRogue applications that users download from unverified third-party download platforms are the most common source of Android browser hijackers.
Detection Tool

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Remove from Android

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:
Settings/More/Application Manager/All

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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.

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Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons.

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For Google Chrome Users:

Click on  Force Stop.

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Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache.

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Restart your Browser. It might be a good idea to Reboot your Android device, just in case.

  • Important!

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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About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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