Diggoods is a type of browser-redirecting software that gets installed on Android devices. Diggoods is seen as unwanted software because its page redirects, as well as the changes it makes in the browser’s homepage and search engine, might make the whole device vulnerable to hacker attacks.
The category of unwanted apps known as browser hijackers is typically associated with Windows computers because in most cases users encounter such apps in their Windows machines. However, this doesn’t mean you cannot get a hijacker installed on a device that’s running on a different OS and a good example of that is Diggoods – an Android-compatible browser hijacker.
The Diggoods App
This Diggoods app is not intended to damage your smartphone or tablet but its presence in the device’s system can certainly make using the device more difficult. With a hijacker such as the Diggoods app or Rtb-connect.space in your Android phone, you can expect sudden page redirects while browsing in your Chrome or Firefox browser, as well as obtrusive pop-ups that show up every now and then and urge you to tap on them.
Tapping on those pop-ups might make them go away for a little while but, at the same time, it could result in you getting sent to some obscure site filled with more ads, some of which might be unsafe.
The Diggoods Virus
Normally, the best solution when facing the Diggoods virus is to find a way to remove it as soon as possible. However, this might not be all that easy – usually, most users have trouble uninstalling apps like the Diggoods virus.
You see, most hijackers do not get installed as individual apps. Instead, they are often added to other applications that users install on their smartphones, making it difficult to tell which app in the device hides the hijacker component. If, however, you follow our guide and complete its steps as instructed, you should be able to figure out which app in your device contains the Diggoods hijacker so that you can then remove it, putting an end to the ads and the redirects.
Remove Diggoods App Virus from Android
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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