It can really be quite frustrating if your Android device starts to get many screen-wide banners, page-redirects, pop-ups and promotional messages displayed on its screen whenever you connect to the Internet. This, however, is actually a very common problem that many Android users face on a daily basis. In most cases, the cause behind it is the presence of some sort of software piece inside the smartphone or tablet that is triggering the ads-generation. In addition to the invasive advertising messages, some users may notice changes in their Chrome or Firefox browser or in the default browsing app that comes pre-installed on the device. The changes may include a replacement of the default search engine service that the browser normally uses as well as changes to the starting page or to the new-tab page addresses.
While quite irritating, this isn’t necessarily a sign of a malware infection. In fact, in most cases, the software responsible for this intrusiveness isn’t some scary Trojan Horse virus or a Ransomware cryptovirus infection and is instead a browser hijacker tool like the newly discovered Adsv123. Similarly to the PC browser hijackers, the ones made for Android such as Adsv123 are mainly aimed at spamming you with advertisements and making money from your taps on each advert and from your visits to the sites and pages that the ads promote. This doesn’t directly endanger the safety of your device’s system but could nonetheless be quite frustrating and make it difficult for you to use your smartphone. Because of these reasons, you may want to check out the guide from this page – it will show you the easiest ways to remove the ad-generating software from your device and thereby put an end to the ceaseless display of invasive advertising materials on the screen of your smartphone or tablet.
We must warn you about the ads!
Despite the fact Adsv123 isn’t really a virus software piece and it won’t try to cause any sort of damage to the system of your device or lock it’s files like a Ransomware infection would, it is still a software component that you’d be better of without. The majority of security experts warn about the nature of the ads generated by such hijackers and we are also of the opinion that apps like Adsv123 shouldn’t be kept in any device if the device’s user wishes to keep their system away from harm. Many of the pop-up banners, invasive advertising messages and page-redirects may be directly linked to all sorts of online places with shady reputation. If you are not cautious and accidentally tap on any of these intrusive ads, you may end up on sites and pages that may severely compromise the safety of your system. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you make sure there are no hijackers in your device and that you don’t allow any more such apps to get installed in the future.
Remove Adsv123 “Virus”
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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