Browser hijackers are a category of software applications that mostly tend to get targeted at PCs and laptops. However, it is still quite common for Android users to encounter such potentially unwanted apps on their devices and when that happens, most customers would prefer to get rid of the hijacker due to its abilities to disturb the one’s regular online experience in a number of ways. A recent example of an Android hijacker app is the so-called Facebook.com-appple.com “Virus”. It is considered to be unwanted by most customers and specialists because of its potential to redirect one’s browsing sessions to different promoted pages and also replace the search engine and the homepage of the user’s browser. Most hijackers are able to do that to pretty much all popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera or the default browsing app of the Android device that has been targeted by the pesky app. On this page, we will show you exactly how you can quickly remove and uninstall the intrusive Facebook.com-appple.com “Virus” as well as make sure that it does not come back to mess with your browser. The guide down below contains all the necessary steps that you’d need to carry out and there’s also a suggested tool for removing unwanted (and/or potentially hazardous software) so you can use that as well if you are trying to get rid of Facebook.com-appple.com “Virus” .
Browser hijackers for both Android and PC are not seen as some highly-dangerous threats as they aren’t technically viruses or malware. There is a huge difference between a real software threat like a Ransomware virus or a Trojan Horse and a simple hijacker app the likes of Facebook.com-appple.com “Virus”. The problem is, however, that you cannot (Shouldn’t) fully trust everything that the hijacker might put on your screen. Such apps are known for their tendency to display obstructive pop-ups and banners on the user’s screen as well as redirect their browser to different sites and pages that might not be all that safe. If you aren’t careful and tap on some unsafe ad or open some sketchy link, your device might get infiltrated by all kinds of insidious malware programs (Worms, Trojans, Spyware, Ransomware, Rootkits, etc.). That is the reason we advise you to use the guide below and do away with the nagging hijacker. Also, you’d need to ensure to never allow such apps on your device again. In order to do that, always download new applications only from reliable and reputed sources such as the Google Play Store and also conduct your personal research on any new software you might want to install before actually installing it.
Facebook.com-appple.com “Virus” Pop-up 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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