Nobody likes having to deal with any form of advertisements, online or offline. But sometimes we’re put in those situations, and most of the time there’s not much we can do about it. But then there’s the times when there’s a lot we can do about it. We’re talking about being exposed to the endless ads of programs like Chive App “Virus” that get installed on our Android smartphones or tablets and keep harassing us with page redirects and banners. If your Firefox, Chrome or other browser has been displaying this same behavior and on top of that has also had its homepage and/or default search engine changed – we can show you how remove the annoying program and make it all go away.
What is Chive App “Virus”? Should I be worried?
Chive App “Virus” is what’s known as a browser hijacker. It’s called that because it basically ‘hijacks’ your browser’s settings, causing it to display numerous online ads. This is done for the purpose of profiting its developers by means of promoting different products, services, websites, etc. But this behavior is often mistaken for that of a virus or malicious program. Thankfully, that’s not at all the case and you don’t need to worry about your device being damaged by this program. Chive App “Virus” has nothing to do with Trojans, ransomware and viruses of other (or any) types at all.
However, its presence may still have some unwanted consequences for you, and that’s not taking into account the irritation caused by the ads. For example, it’s not uncommon for browser hijackers to slow down one’s tablet or smartphone, because software like this draws your device’s system resources. It constantly runs in the background, draining your battery and taking up much needed space. In addition, programs of this type are also known to monitor your browsing patterns and collect that data to optimize their advertising campaigns. Not to mention that it could be later transmitted to third parties.
So, the one and only way to relieve yourself of these effects is to remove Chive App “Virus”. And you can do that with the help of the free guide below. As a means of preventing such infections in the future we would recommend taking better care to research the apps you’re interested in downloading. As hijackers go, they cannot self-install on your device. They come as an inherent part of some other program that you downloaded and installed of your own free will. So be sure to only stick to the Google Play Store as a download source and carefully research a given app so you know if it contains any unwanted components.
Chive App “Virus” Removal
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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