Since online adverts are really profitable, many software developers go out of their way to put ad-generating components inside their apps in order to have advertisements displayed onto more devices which would, in turn, increase the overall profit. A common type of software that can be encountered both on PCs and on Android devices are the so-called browser hijacker software components. On an Android smartphone or tablet, a hijacker would likely come as a feature added to another app that the user might install on the device. Once the hijacker-carrying app is installed, the browser hijacker would start to operate from inside the device and then the user is likely to start noticing obstructive banners, pop-ups and even browser page redirects when connected to the Internet. The search engine and the homepage of the browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera or any other) might also get changed by the pesky software as means of displaying even more advertisements on the user’s display. Understandably, most people find this extremely annoying. Many of the nagging banners and ads are likely to cover the whole display of the device meaning that the only way to use the device would be to either tap on the advert to make it go away at least for the time being or restart the device. However, neither of these options is a permanent solution to this issue. The thing anyone who has a hijacker on their Android device should do is make sure to uninstall the ad-generating software.
A new hijacker known under the name of Click-now-extra-special.online is the reason for writing this post as this has lately been one of the most widespread browser hijacking software components. Keep in mind that this isn’t a virus program like a Trojan Horse, a Spyware or a Ransomware but it is still something undesirable. We assume that a big number of the users who have come to the current page have done so in hopes of finding a way to deal with this unpleasant app and if that is indeed your current case, we are glad to inform you that down below, you can find all the help you might need against this irritating piece of software. Just remember to be careful with the choice of software sources in the future as most hijacker-carrying apps are distributed via sketchy and unreliable download platforms. Therefore, stick to what you know is safe and always keep an eye out for suspicious elements that might have been added to a certain application.
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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