Your browser has been hijacked! Hello, reader, and welcome to our article focused on virus, a an Android Browser Hijacker that has recently been reported to target the browsers of different Android devices. A Browser Hijacker is a software that, once inside your device, starts altering your browser settings, often changing the front page and the default search engine, regardless of whether you are using Chrome, Firefox or any other browser. This sort of software can be really frustrating and can sometimes make it very difficult for you to effectively use your browser. For that reason, down below the main part of the article, readers can find a detailed manual that will guide them through the different steps of eliminating Browser Hijackers from their smartphones.

Should you be worried?

The worst thing that you can do when faced with virus or any other similar piece of software is to panic. Surely, the presence of an unwanted application on your device might seem unnerving, but it is important to know that there’s a big difference between actual malicious viruses such as Ransomware and a mere Browser Hijacker. That is right, a Browser Hijacker is nothing like a real malicious virus and while virus might still prove to be incredibly annoying, as long as you are careful around it, it is very unlikely to pose any threat to your device.

Why you still need to have it removed as soon as possible

Thought generally not harmful, a Browser Hijackers is still an unwanted application. It is not only because it is incredibly annoying but also because it might carry out certain questionable tasks. For example, a software of that type might try to monitor your online activities and later on use the information to display intrusive online ads to you that have been specifically modified according to your personal preferences. Another possibility is that the Hijacker might present you with false warnings that urge you to download a certain piece of software in order to protect your device. Such messages are often a ruse made to simply trick you into further getting more unwanted software. There are a lot of other questionable traits to Browser Hijackers, but you’ve probably got the point by now – the sooner you remove the intrusive software, the better.

As a final…

After you get rid of virus, remember to ensure that your device stays clean in future. Often Browser Hijackers get to your smartphone after you download some shady free app from a questionable source. Therefore, avoid visiting any suspicious and obscure sites and download stuff only from the Google store or other reputable sources. Removal

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. Virus

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 Virus

Locate the Browser/App in question and tap on it. Virus

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. Virus

Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons. Virus

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on  Force Stop. Virus

Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache. Virus Virus

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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