GoodAppinstore “Virus” Android Removal

You are surely already aware of the effects GoodAppinstore can have on your android device, if you are looking at this page. Well, you’ve made the correct decision, if you’re looking for a way to remove it, because it’s truly not something you’d want around your phone or tablet. Due to the widespread misconception that a browser hijacker, to which category GoodAppinstore belongs, is a kind of virus, we would like to begin this article by announcing loud and clear that is indeed NOT a virus. Most of our readers mistakenly refer to it as GoodAppinstore “virus”. This is not accurate however, GoodAppinstore is not a virus. Think in terms of ransomware and Trojan horses – those are viruses and things you wouldn’t want anywhere within a mile near you. The browser hijacker, on the other hand, is merely there to annoy you with all its pop-ups, box massages and other forms of advertisements.

GoodAppinstore is not a Virus. So, no big deal, right?

Wrong. Though it isn’t malware, you would do well to be very cautious about GoodAppinstore.pw. First of all, it has the ability of collecting your data in relation to your browsing activity. Information like the sites you visit, the things you search for and even personal information you put in on various websites is all gathered by GoodAppinstore.pw, in order to produce advertising content that would be more relevant to you. Aside from feeling that your privacy might be violated, your concern could become very tangible, once all that data has been sold on to a 3rd party. Sadly, such is the common practice and there are no guarantees that your details will be safe with whoever lays eyes on them.

How did I get GoodAppinstore and will I get it again?

If you have been familiar with GoodAppinstore as a regular computer user in the past, you might have a rough idea of how it’s distributed. For the most part, it’s via program bundling, which boils down to it being bundled in with another program, which you would normally be interested in downloading. This meant that you could see GoodAppinstore.pw before beginning the installation process and eventually denying it access to your machine. It’s gotten trickier for android browser hijacker, though, in the sense that you can no longer disable it, as GoodAppinstore is an inherent part of the app you downloaded. You may or may not have been given a heads up on this before downloading the app, but most times it won’t be disclosed directly. A good way to find out if there’s browser hijacker within a certain program would be to search for reviews of it online and you will be bound to get the information you need.

GoodAppinstore Android 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.

  • Important!

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 browser hijacker. In this case you need to take a look at this guide.

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