Site icon Virus Removal Guides Virus is a browser hijacker that affects portable Android devices. Specifically, can become part of the Chrome, Firefox or other browser that you have installed on your smartphone or tablet.

The Virus will display pop up ads and windows

Typical symptoms of an infection with software like have to do with the appearance of your browser. Namely, the hijacker will likely change the browser homepage to a different one and possibly also substitute the existing default search engine. But most annoying of all would have to be the myriads of online ads that begin to flood your screen with the installation of this type of software on your device.

These ads come in every shape and size, from popups and banners, to box messages and in-text links. And they can be visible on any website, at any time.

The Virus

You may also be forced to deal with page redirects as a result of’s activity, and that’s something to watch out for. The more redirects you are faced with, the more likely you are to potentially be exposed to some unsafe web location that may be swarming with viruses.

Hence, we recommend removing from your smartphone or tablet, instead of having to endure all of its annoying effects.

We should point out, however, that although runs the risk of exposing you to various malicious threats such as Trojans and ransomware, it is not a virus itself. Browser hijackers are classified as potentially unwanted programs at most, and they actually serve as a means to earn revenue from paid ads.

Remove Virus from Android

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

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.

  • 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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