Remove Du quick charge lock screen from Android

This page aims to help you remove the Du quick charge lock screen that comes alongside ES File Explorer. These Du quick charge uninstall instructions work for all Android devices.

What is Du quick charge?

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If you are greeted by a blue screen and an advertisement whenever you open your phone, then you probably have the adware program known as Du quick charge installed on your smartphone. Please note that this is not a malicious application, just a very poorly designed screen locker designed to make your life miserable.

Du quick charge is a screen locker and that’s the worst thing about it. It may lock you out of important notifications and more. It claims to be able to give your phone a charging boost, but even if it does it appears to have minimal impact. What it can offer you, though, is plenty of Ads and nothing else of substance. This application may have been installed on your phone by another app – there are several apps which may be responsible.

Es file explorer seems to be the most common carrier, but but you can also get it from:

  • Xender
  • Amber Weather Widget
  • GO Weather Forecast & Widgets / (in fact most Apps related to GO, stay away from the whole family)
  • Kitty Play
  • Touchpal
  • Z Camera

Know that if you see intrusive ads in the phone itself, rather than on web pages, the cause is this unwanted program in your system. Installing an ad-blocker won’t do. Keep on reading so as to inform yourself about what Du quick charge and other adware applications are and how to deal with them, once they are inside your system. Note that all android phones are equally vulnerable to this threat and malware removal tools generally won’t help, as this is registered as legitimate software.

Things you need to know about Du quick charge

Adware (advertising-supported software) is a type of phone add-on, that has one single purpose – to generate ads and via them earn revenue for the adware’s developers. This is done through the pay-per-click method. Du quick charge is such a program. It is hard not to notice its presence, once you have it on your phone. In addition to the annoying ads, other symptoms may also occur. Slow-down of your phone’s productivity, crashes of your browser and unwanted change to your front page are all possible indications that the intrusive program may have been installed on your PC. It’s pretty easy to know when it is actually an adware, that is causing the mentioned symptoms. Know that if you have the obstructive program on your device it will lock down your starting screen and force you to see the Ads created by Du quick charge every single time.                                            

In most cases Du quick charge is not a an aggressive program. It’s true that the Ads are annoying, but that’s pretty much all it does. However, know that some of the ad, that you receive may actually be harmful. For instance, some of them might redirect you to virus-infested pages, should you click on them. Others may further infect your device with more adware or other unwanted applications. Generally, it is not a good idea to click on those ads. The majority of them are not harmful and will not expose your system to any harm, but it is still not advisable to interact with them. No need for unnecessary risks. Besides, you probably won’t gain anything from those ads anyway. In fact, many of them are redirects to pages that you’ve already visited earlier. This may happen, because some adware applications tend to track your browsing activity. It may sound like an illegal practice – digging into your personal space, but worry not, more often than not adware don’t have access to any valuable and/or important information. Some of the more aggressive ones may attempt to record and sell the acquired data, but so far Du quick charge has not shown tendency to do that. Albeit, keep that in mind and remove the intrusive software from your PC as soon as you can, just in case. We have provided our readers with a trusty guide, that will help with the un-installation and removal of the unwanted browser add-on.

Protecting your Android device

Before we get to the removal part, we will give you some general information on how Du quick charge actually gets into your system and what are the ways to prevent this from happening.

Du quick charge is distributed via other ads, but the most common method is via bundling with other free applications. This method is commonly used and in fact you actually give your permission for the installation of the intrusive add-on, even if you did note realize it at the time. Here’s how this happens: by installing the free application that you’ve downloaded, you also agree to install any content that is added to the main install. That is why you should always pay attention to the installation menu. Usually there is an obscure option you need to click on in order not to have the additional apps installed on your device. After doing so, you can safely proceed with the installation of the main program. If you still worry that Du quick charge may somehow get on your phone from other channels, you may want to invest into an adware-removal tool. These come in handy with both preventing intrusive software from getting into your system and helping you remove such applications, if you have any on your device.

Remove Du quick charge lock screen from Android

Update: One of our readers, Jim Lennon, has reported that he has Du Quick Charge feature linked to the ES File Explorer application.

If you want to keep using the ES File Explorer it is possible to turn off this annoying feature by opening the ES File Explorer app and changing the settings.

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  • NOTE: Du Quick Charge can also be added to other apps from the below-mentioned list. It may be possible to turn it off by looking at the settings of those Apps in a way similar to ES File Explorer

Remove Apps carrying Du Quick Charge from you device

Normally you remove Android apps from the Settings menu -> Apps -> (App name)

Apps identified to have Du quick charge embedded:

  • ES File Explorer
  • Xender
  • Amber Weather Widget
  • GO Weather Forecast & Widgets / (in fact most Apps related to GO, stay away from the whole family)
  • Kitty Play
  • Touchpal
  • Z Camera

Naturally, “Flashlight” is not suspicious, merely an example to show you how the menu should look like since I only have ES File Explorer carrying Du quick charge on my device.

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In most cases, you can click on the Uninstall button and be done with it. In rare occasions, however, if the app in question has managed to give itself administrator permissions you’ll see that the Uninstall button is grayed out. In order to enable it, you should leave the Apps folder and go to:

  • Settings -> Security -> Device Administrators

In there you will see a list of apps that have admin status within your system. They’ll probably be listed under the Android Device Manager. Remove ES File Explorer from this list. Now you should be able to remove it as normal.

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  • Jim Lannon

    This is not an uninstallable app for me, but ES File Explorer is the culprit. Open the menu in ES and scroll to the bottom to turn it off

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Jim, thank you very much for the contribution. I’ll add this to the guide.

       
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Erik, upon further reading it’s not actually malware, just really really stupid and poorly implemented feature. Check out user reviews for apps you download. If it has substantial red votes then you’ll know something is off

     
  • Trevor Dickey

    Appreciate it much, I just did a clean reinstall on my phone which reinstalled many apps automatically so there was going to be no way for me to pin down which app was the culprit.

    Take care!

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      You too, Trevor!

       
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Shannon, unfortunately people need to make money when they give free apps. Sometimes terrible features like this are add. That’s where we try to help 🙂

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Richard, that’s not related, but if you really had a lot of running apps that’s a more likely reason.

    Du quick charge has actually been added to a number of apps. We are still tracking all of them down to add to the guide.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Utsuro, it’s already added above the list as the most likely culprit 🙂

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Warren, exactly my reaction when i saw the new “feature”.

     
  • Kal Morris

    It’s understandable why decent developers do thi. No one is paying them for their hard work an we’re just entitled. It still is annoying though…

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Well to be honest they fucked up hard by adding this to their app, but the rest of the product is still OK.

     
  • Kaylakaze

    It is annoying that ESFileExplorer snuck this in as part of an update (it wasn’t on my phone 2 days ago, but now it was), but at least it’s easy to disable. Even on the lock screen itself, it has a gear in the upper right corner you can click and disable it from the menu there.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Thanks 🙂

     
  • john

    Thank you, the DU quick loader was driving me mad!

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Jason, guess I need to add Clean Master Lite to the list. F-Droid won’t help, because it’s not a malware, it’s a “feature”.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Yet another program to the list. Check inside AIO downloader for an option that says something like “quick charge” or “charge boost”. If you can’t find it try removing the whole app.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Nitesh, check out the other apps listed. The charge feature may have been uploaded as a “feature” in a recent update to some of your other apps.

     
  • Luis Rivera

    I have followed this guide to remove this advware. .. and found Kingroot in the device administrator list, so, i have disabled that crappy adware in the settings of that program, and voila! … recovered my phone to normal operation. .. 🙂 thank you a lot!!! 😀

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      You are most welcome Luis. If you have any other difficulties don’t hesitate to contact us.

       
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Rainy,
    did you complete the guide? Did you find any step difficult to execute?

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Thank you for your kind words Rainy Mind. I hope after the update everything will be fine 🙂 Have a fantastic day too.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi podgida,
    i would suggest to you not to download this app again. Keep it away from your phone. Do you find anything suspicious in your processes on the phone?