Android devices are common targets for potentially unwanted applications (PUAs for short) such as browser hijackers. One recent example of a browser hijacker application for Android smartphones is Facebook Apple Popup Virus. This piece of software typically comes as a built-in element to another app and it might have certain rather unpleasant abilities. A hijacker might try to redirect your online searches and send your browser to pages that you never really wanted to visit in the first place. In addition, you might find that your browser’s starting page has gotten replaced and even its default search engine changed to some other one. Such changes could be quite irritating especially since most of the time they cannot be removed as long as the hijacking piece of software remains on the device. Other possible unpleasant traits that this app might have is it might try to generate pesky pop-ups and banners on your screen which could make it rather difficult to use your smartphone or tablet in peace without constantly getting nagged by random advertising materials. The good news, however, is the fact that getting rid of all this is really not that hard. All you’d need to do is get rid of Facebook Apple Popup Virus and on this page we will show you exactly how you can do that. Just keep on reading and then take a look at the provided removal guide and the instructions it contains.
Be cautious with Facebook Apple Popup Virus
Apps like Facebook Apple Popup Virus are not viruses, they are nothing like typical forms of malware such as Ransomware, Spyware, Trojans, Worms, etc. Hijacker apps are primarily there to advertise something and that’s the end of it. However, despite their typical purpose and despite the fact that they are normally not malicious, it is still a good idea to be careful around them. An app like Facebook Apple Popup Virus might not be able to harm your device but the ads it brings to your attention might not always be all that safe. If you, for example, tap on an advert that is coming from some shady source, you risk landing on some questionable and obscure online page with content that might be hazardous. You might even get your smartphone or tablet exposed to Ransomware and Trojans if you are not careful with the content you interact with. That’s why its best if you simply remove the hijacker from your device and make sure that you never again get any such software installed. To avoid future hijacker encounters, we advise you to be really careful with what apps you install on your device and also that you only use reputed software sources like the Google Play Store.
Facebook Apple Popup Virus Removal
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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