Tips “Virus” Pop-up Ads Removal

You are surely well aware of how irritating and frustrating online ads could be especially if they are constantly getting generated on your computer’s screen or, in the case of “Virus”, on your Android mobile device’s display. Pop-up is a software piece that falls under the so-called Adware category of programs/applications. As their name would suggest, the apps that belong to this software type are primarily used for advertising and marketing purposes. This means that, if you have on your Android smartphone or tablet, it will likely try to constantly nag you with its irritating and rage-inducing pop-ups and banners that oftentimes tend to cover most of the device’s display making it very difficult (or rather almost impossible) to interact with the interface of the smartphone/tablet without incidentally tapping on the advert that would then more than likely link you to some website that you didn’t really want to visit. The more the users that get redirected to such promoted sites are, the higher the revenue that the Adware’s creator would accumulate through their software application. This income-generating model is typically known as Pay-Per-Click (Tap) or Pay-Per-View.

As far as the end-user is concerned, there’s hardly anything to be gained from the presence of a hijacker on their mobile device. Not only that but also such intrusive activity, aside from being highly unpleasant, could also, in some cases, compromise the safety and the security of the targeted smartphone or tablet. What we mean by that is sometimes the ads displayed by some Adware applications might not be safe to interact with and might actually link to sketchy and unreliable websites with potentially hazardous and even malicious contents. This is one of the main reasons why Adware software is deemed unwanted by most security specialists and also this is why we’d advise you to get rid of if it’s presently on your device. If you need help with the uninstallation and the full removal of the app, you can make use of the instructions from our removal guide below.

Distribution of Android Adware

Typically, Adware for Android doesn’t come in the form of a separate app as it would be way to conspicuous. Instead, most of the time Adware comes as a built-in element to another app that seems more desirable. However, if you make sure that you only use reliable download sources for new apps and also that you always conduct your own research on new software that you want to install, the chances of landing Adware on your device would be rather low. “Virus” Removal


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

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.

  • 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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