Virus is a browser hijacker according to what most computer security analysts and experts would suggest. operates essentially like most other web browser plugins, except the fact that it was built to create uncontrolled amounts of online advertisements in the browser’s window.

The Virus will promise higher traffic on your Instagram account.

Some of the more prominent symptoms you could encounter when a program such as is mounted into your web browsing application are the hundreds of banners, pop-ups and redirect prompts to unfamiliar sites that you get to see on literally every web page that you visit. In addition to that, the ads streaming is normally accompanied by a substituted search engine, a new homepage and toolbar updates in the main browser. In general, most hijackers can operate from almost any web browsing app, including popular ones like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Opera and others.

The Virus

The key distinction between a hijacker like the Virus and a standard browser extension is that the hijacker may interrupt the users’ web surfing sessions with numerous advertisements. The Virus can also redirect you to unknown websites and even modify the browsers’ settings without requesting permission for that.

In case that you are already experiencing some or all of the above-described symptoms with on any of your favorite web browsers, you are probably wondering how to deal with them and possibly remove the nagging ads and uninstall the unwanted browser changes. The good news here is, that this software is not a nasty malware threat or a virus from the rank of the Trojan Horses, the ransomware or the spyware, therefore, you should be able to uninstall quite quickly and without any significant negative consequences for your computer.

However, it needs to be noted that the removal process of a hijacker program like this one has its specifics and must be performed with great care so that the unwanted application can be addressed quickly and efficiently.

That’s why, at the end of this post, we added a manual removal guide with guidelines that explain how to remove the unwelcome application by following a series of uninstallation steps. Alternatively, if you are not that confident with your manual removal skills, you have the option to use the recommended professional removal tool that is listed in the guide. With its help you can detect and eliminate the unwanted program without any risks of deleting critical system files or components.

Why not to delay the removal of

There are users who simply can’t stand the ads invasion on their browser and can’t wait to get rid of the page-redirecting and ad-generating software. However, there are people who may not find apps like as so unbearable because, as a matter of fact, most of the time such programs may display some relevant offers, or attractive web ads of products and services which they have been looking for.  But here is where we ought to warn you about the probable hazards to which your computer might get exposed if you don’t do anything about limiting the hijacker’s activity. Not all pop-ups, and web offers that get shown on your browser should be trusted and this is especially valid in times where the malicious ads are commonly used to distribute ransomware, Trojans, and various nasty viruses. That’s why the safest option is not to engage with random web materials and remove the hijacker from your system even if it doesn’t bother you that much.


Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool Virus Removal

If you have an Android virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have a Windows virus, please use our Windows Virus Removal guide.


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

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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.

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Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons.

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For Google Chrome Users:

Click on  Force Stop.

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Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache.

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

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About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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