Com.angry.venus is an invasive browser-infecting software piece that installs in Android smartphones using the disguise of another app. Com.angry.venus negatively affects the device’s browser and forces it to redirect the user’s searches to sites that spam the screen with pop-ups and banners.
If you have noticed changes in your Chrome or Firefox that you haven’t approved such as a replaced address of the homepage or a replaced search engine, then you probably have the Com.angry.venus hijacker in your phone. Another sign that indicates the presence of a hijacker is if you frequently see pop-ups and banners getting shown on your display when you are connected to the Internet. Lock-screen ads are also a possibility if you have a hijacker in the device.
The Com.angry.venus Ads
Needless to say, the main goal of Com.angry.venus is to get you exposed to as many ads as it can so that you’d eventually tap on some of them and, thereby, inadvertently generate Pay-Per-Click (tap) revenue for the people behind this hijacker. The unwanted app itself will likely not harm the device in any serious and long-lasting way, but it could potentially slow it down or cause freezes and crashes in less powerful smartphones.
The bigger problem related to apps like this one, however, is the increased likelihood of malware encounters. Many of the adverts and pop-ups shown by such software cannot be verified as safe, meaning that there’s a chance some of them could get you redirected to sites filled with Trojans, Ransomware, phishing malware, and other threats. Our advice for you is to try our guide and remove the hijacker with the help of its instructions so as to keep your smartphone safe. In the meanwhile, do your best to avoid tapping on the advertising content spawned by the hijacker so that you don’t’ accidentally get exposed to anything harmful.
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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