Droid3Go “Virus” Removal for Android

This page aims to help you remove the Droid3Go Android “Virus”. These the Droid3Go “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Before we go about starting with the removal process, let’s first take a look at what the Droid3Go “Virus” is.

What is the Droid3Go “Virus”?

We have received NUMEROUS questions starting with “droid3go nedir” and “android virüs bulaştı uyarısı” followed by exclamation marks. It is only fitting we start by answering some of them. The Droid3Go Android “Virus” is an adware. Do note that an adware is different from a virus. An adware is a program that is non-malicious and does not seek to do harm to your computer. On the other hand, a virus is a malicious piece of programming code that will actively try to harm the devise in which it resides. Thus, an adware does not rank as high a security threat as that of a full-blown computer virus.

This adware that we are dealing with here may have been programmed by its developers to be able to track down your internet browsing habits, patterns, history, favourites and bookmarks. After collecting this information, it may then be able to generate tempting and convincing ads that are specially catered to your taste. These ads may appear in the form of banners, pop-ups and boxes or even as a separate window. They may be touting deals, coupons, knocked-down prices or even a lottery win. Regardless of the form or message, you need to bear in mind not to click on these ads.

If and when you do happen to accidentally click on the ads, you may be redirected to a webpage where one of the following may occur:

  1. The page is one that has been singled out from your previous browsing sessions and it is where the supposed “deal” could be found.
  2. The page is one of the many third-party’s pay-per-click sites which allow the developers to earn some extra income when people enters their site.
  3. The page, though seemingly innocuous, actually doubles up as a portal for other adware to access your computer without your knowledge.
  4. The page prompts you to download a program. This kind of program may very well be full of security loopholes that will pose as a serious form of security threat in the near future.

As you can see, not one of the possible outcomes is advantageous or useful to you in any sense. Instead, it may only serve as a potential source of irritation, frustration and annoyance. It has been reported that some users found that they have experienced a heightened level of stress after their computer was infected with the Droid3Go Android “Virus” as well. Therefore, it is best to avoid clicking on the ads and remove the Droid3Go “Virus” so as to eliminate the source of your problem.

How did I get the Droid3Go Android “Virus” in the first place?

According to our expert’s research, there are a number of ways in which you might have encountered the Droid3Go “Virus”. Two of them have been mentioned above – via webpages that double up as a portal for other adware to enter as well as through a program that is, in itself, a security threat based on the loopholes that it contains.

Another way in which you could possibly have gotten infected is via emails. When you receive emails from dubious or unknown senders, avoid opening the email. Instead, send it straight to the “Spam” or “Junk” folder.  You can avoid future similar incidences if you configure your mailbox settings to direct similar emails straight to the “Junk” folder.

However, most of the cases that we have encountered are when a user downloads one of the many free and legal programs that are all over the Internet. These program downloads have undergone a process termed as “bundling”. This is where the program is being tied together with an adware or two, and made available for download. Through bundling, the Droid3Go Android “Virus” may be downloaded onto your computer without your notice or acknowledgement. Some torrent files have also undergone bundling and may be a cause of infection as well.

Regardless of the way in which this adware manages to find its way into your computer, there is still hope and you can still salvage the situation. An adware, like every other program, is only able to work and carry out its function after it has been installed. Therefore, installation process is the crux. Not many people knows about this, but now that you do, you are in a better position than most, to be able to maintain a healthy working computer.

During the installation process, instead of choosing “Automatic Installation”, go instead, for the “Custom Installation”. This is where you are able to vet through the list of files that will be installed onto your computer. At this stage then, look carefully through the names and uncheck any that seems unfamiliar, dubious or strange to you and you are good to go! Now, let’s move on to helping our readers who wanted to know about “droid3go nedir” and “android virüs bulaştı uyarısı”!

Droid3Go Android “Virus” Removal

Step1

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

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

Step2

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.

Step3

Restart your Browser. It might be a good idea to Reboot your Android device, just in case. Otherwise you are all set. If we helped you or if our guide didn’t work for you please let us know in the comments section.

Did we help you? Please, consider helping us by spreading the word!

 

Was this guide helpful?