Mostongou is an app that causes pop-ups, banners, and various aggressive advertisements to appear on the screen of Android devices on a regular basis. Users whose Android device has been invaded by Mostongou are likely to be greeted with redirect prompts and pop-up alerts that encourage them to click on links that send them to another websites.
While, in general, this is nothing but an online advertising tactic, it’s still possible that users may be exposed to malicious ads and malicious websites that distribute Trojans, Ransomware, and other virus infections during the time they’re using the device on which Mostongou is installed.
Therefore, software of this kind, despite not representing a direct danger to the Android, iPhone or the iPad is known to be potentially unwanted. Mostongou, in particular, could be classified as a browser hijacker.
Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and Pay-Per-Visit (PPV) money are often the main target of for the developers of browser hijackers. This means that as soon as such an app is installed on your Android device, you will start seeing a variety of aggressive ads and banners that redirect you to other websites.
Unfortunately, the promotional materials and sites that are pushed on the screen may not always be reliable. Furthermore, if you unintentionally interact with anything suggested by the browser hijacker, you might become a victim of a phishing scam, a misleading ad or a malicious site. Although this is by no means a rule, we advise you to stay away from anything Mostongou or Check-update-today.com displays, or to uninstall the program from your device with the help of the instructions below.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Hijackers like this one can cause the device to become unresponsive, get flooded by ads and banners, and get additional undesirable apps installed on it.|
|Distribution Method||Rogue applications that users download from unverified third-party download platforms are the most common source of Android browser hijackers.|
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Remove Mostongou 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:
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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