Browser Hijackers are certainly not the most pleasant type of software and you’d likely want to remove any such app or software component from your device in case it finds its way inside it. However, the good news is that if you indeed have a hijacker on your device, it should be relatively easy for you to get rid of it. Hijackers are not like Ransomware or Trojan Horse viruses – they won’t try to damage your device, encrypt your files or conduct some other similar nasty activity. For the most part, they’d solely stream nagging ads and page redirects on your device’s screen and would also impose irritating changes to the browsers that you use. For instance, your Chrome, Firefox, Opera browser or the default browser that your device has might have their starting pages, new-tab pages or search engines replaced without your agreement. Still, none of this would directly threaten the security of your device so no need to worry if you have a hijacker.
One of the more recent examples of hijacker apps that a lot of Android users have been complaining about is the so-called Hathick.info. It has been reported to come to the device alongside some other app as a built-in/bundled component to the said app. This means that in order to keep away from Hathick.info, you’d need to be careful with the applications that you install on your device. Normally, apps that contain hijacker elements are found on low-quality or unreliable software sources. However, it is still possible to get some sketchy app even from popular software sources such as the Google Play Store. Therefore, it is always a good idea to conduct your own research on software apps that you might want to download if you aren’t certain whether they are reliable.
Removal of Hathick.info and other hijackers
As far as the removal of such unpleasant apps is concerned, we are confident that each and every one of you should be able to personally deal with this issue without the need to take their device to an expert in the field. Just take a look at the guide below and use the provided instructions or the suggested removal tool and you should be able to uninstall the undesirable app and have it fully removed in no time.
Hathick.info “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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