Micmitosas Virus


If you have recently noticed that you get way too many ads on your Android and that there are random banners popping up on your screen whenever you connect to the Internet, then you may have a hijacker app on your hands. A Micmitosas browser hijacker is a small piece of software that seeks to promote stuff on the screens of the users’ devices.


The Micmitosas virus on Android

For example, one particularly annoying hijacker that was recently reported seeks to generate more traffic to a page known as Micmitosas. Because of this, the hijacker behind it is also referred to as Micmitosas. If this s the annoying hijacker app that you currently have on your hands, know that we could help you remove it from your device. The hijacker may have changed the homepage of your Chrome or Firefox browsers to Micmitosas or it may randomly page-redirect you to it when you least expect it – and it could all be quite irritating and unpleasant. However, what’s even worse about it is the fact that you may accidentally get your device exposed to Trojans and other threats if you happen to tap on any of the obstructive banners generated by the hijacker and therefore get redirected to some unreliable online address. Because of this, uninstalling Micmitosas is what you should do now in order to improve your device’s safety.

How to prevent the future installation of other hijackers

Usually, downloading software from unreliable sources and installing it in your iPhone is what can get you a hijacker. Oftentimes, apps that seem to offer optimization functions for iPhones actually have hidden hijacker elements in them. There are many low quality sham apps for iPhone and you should really learn not to trust every app that offers to make your device run quicker or smoother. Also, it should go without saying that visiting shady and illegal sites is never a good idea if you want to keep your device out of trouble.


Name Micmitosas
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Detection Tool

Remove Micmitosas 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

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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


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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