Having problems with irritating ads, pop-ups and banners on your Android device? Getting constantly redirected to random unknown pages while browsing the Internet? Those are typical symptoms of a browser hijacker on your device so if you are presently struggling with such issues, know that there’s likely a piece of software inside your smartphone or tablet that needs to be removed. Another possible issue you are likely to be facing if there’s indeed a hijacker on your device is changes to your browser that you didn’t really want to occur. For instance, the starting page, the new-tab page or the search engine of your Chrome, Firefox, Opera, the default browser that your device has or those of any other browser on your device might have gotten replaced and modified without your permission. Such changes can be quite irritating and can really get on your nerves especially if you are constantly connected to the Internet and frequently need to do something using your browser. Luckily, it isn’t all that difficult to deal with a hijacker. Below, we have given you an example with the recently released Goalked “Virus” – an unpleasant software component that belongs to the hijacker software group. In the following guide, you can learn how to remove it from your device in a quick and effective manner. Feel free to use the guide or maybe try out the recommended removal tool available in it in case you have the Goalked “Virus” hijacker on your Android device.
Is there any real danger?
If you have previously encountered browser hijackers, then you should know that they are nothing like Ransomware, Trojans, Spyware and other similar forms of malware in the sense that hijackers like Goalked “Virus” aren’t really harmful or damaging and are rather unlikely to cause any actual serious issues. However, it is still somewhat risky to have random ads, banners and page redirects getting streamed to your device as you could never be fully sure what their origins are and if they aren’t going to land you on some unsafe web location should you accidentally (or deliberately) tap on them. That is why, it’s better to uninstall and remove Goalked “Virus” and also make sure you never get another hijacker on your Android smartphone or tablet. To avoid hijackers in the future. Try to only use reliable sources of new software and also research the apps you want to have on your device before you actually download them.
Goalked Android “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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