Ads are the worst, right? There are very few more annoying things that could happen to your Android smartphone or tablet than to have the screen of the device flooded with obnoxious and irritating pop-ups and banners whenever you are connected to the Internet. The good news is that this is an issue that can typically be handled pretty easily. The bad news is that if you don’t take care of this relatively minor problem on time, you might risk having your device’s security compromised. So, without further ado, let’s give you an idea about what you’re actually dealing with if you are in a similar situation.
Browser hijackers for Android
Just like their PC counterparts, browser hijackers for Android can flood your screen with ads and page redirects as well as alter the search engine and homepage of your Chrome, Firefox, Opera or that of whatever other browsing app you may be using on your device. A notable example of a browser hijacker for Android is the recently released Apple shop today. It is a software component that normally comes as a built-up element added to another app that the user might download. Once that other app is installed on the device, the hijacker element would start operating and displaying ads, triggering page redirects and even messing with the browser settings. Obviously, all things that could seriously annoy you and irritate you. However, this isn’t the only problem with hijackers. In many cases, their ads may be deceitful or unsafe if the source of the ads is not reliable. Some ads may even be used for distributing malware viruses like Spyware, Trojans and even Ransomware. You surely wouldn’t want to have your Android device exposed to such threats which is why it’s normally better to remove the hijacker.
Removing Apple shop today and keeping it away in the future
Below, inside our removal guide, we have shown you how you can quickly and easily uninstall Apple shop today so be sure to have a look at the instructions. As far as avoiding future hijacker encounters is concerned, always use reputable and reliable software sources and avoid downloading stuff from sites you can’t really trust. Also, you might still want to look up the apps you want to download and install on your device just in case since even reliable application sources like the Google Play Store could sometimes have undesirable apps available inside them.
Remove Apple shop today “Virus” Pop-up
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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