Remove Device Cleaner and Booster for Android Pop-up

Device Cleaner and Booster for Android

If a browser hijacker like “Device Cleaner and Booster for Android” has recently gotten installed on your Android device, then you’re likely experiencing generation of intrusive advertising pop-ups, banners and even browser page redirects when you are using your Chrome, Firefox, the default browsing app of your Android smartphone or tablet or any other browsing app you might have.

Such behavior is typical for most software components of the browser hijacker category which is the main reason why they are deemed unwanted and why people typically prefer to have them removed. The ads could oftentimes prevent you from normally using your device and might even sometimes redirect you to pages and sits with sketchy contents. Though rare, it’s even theoretically possible that if you tap on some unsafe ad you could land on some malicious webpage that is being used by hackers and online criminals for spreading Trojans, Spyware, Ransomware and other similar nasty malware threats. Again, this doesn’t usually happen in most of the cases and hijacker apps themselves are not normally regarded as viruses but it’s still something that’s worth keeping in mind, especially if “Device Cleaner and Booster for Android” is currently on your phone or tablet.

Something to note here is that you will likely not be able to get rid of the advertising materials and the intrusive page redirects if the hijacker remains on your device. This is why, we have prepared for you a guide which can help you uninstall the “Device Cleaner and Booster for Android” hijacker and that way make the advert go away from your screen permanently. You can find the guide right below this short write-up so go ahead and take a look at it if you’re currently getting bothered by the pesky “Device Cleaner and Booster for Android”.

How can such software come to your device?

In most cases, users never realize what landed them the hijacker. This is mainly because browser hijackers typically come as components of other apps. Sometimes, you might download some free app that has a hijacker element in it. Also, it’s possible that a certain update ads an ad-generating feature to an application that has never before emitted ads. Whatever the case, in most cases, the app that contains the hijacker feature would need to be uninstalled in order for the ads to stop appearing on your screen. If you want to avoid future hijacker encounters, we advise you to stick to reliable software download sources and also to research new apps prior to installing them so that you can see what other users might have to say about them.

Remove “Device Cleaner and Booster for Android” Pop-up Ad

 

Step1

On your Android device, navigate to the app that you use for browsing. This could be the default “Internet” App or a different browser like Chrome, Firefox, etc. 

Once you do that, open the Settings and navigate to Application Manager>>>All Apps tab.

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What you will see once you get there is a list of all the apps that you have installed on your smartphone. From the list, try to find the Browser/App that is causing you trouble and tap on it. 

A quick way to review the list is to sort it by date. In this way, you will see the recently installed applications at the top and you may find the app in question among them.

Step2

Regardless of what browsing app you are using to access the Internet, the instructions in this step are equally effective. However, to avoid any chances for confusion, below we have provided detailed instructions for both, the default “Internet” app and Chrome or other web browsers.

Users Who Use the Default “Internet” Browsing app:

From the App Manager list of apps, open the browsing app in question and select the Force Stop button. In this way, you will quit the application completely.

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After you do the above, go for the Clear Data and the Clear Cache buttons and tap them. Don’t worry if either of them isn’t active and cannot be tapped. Just move to the next steps.

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Users who use Google Chrome Browser:

Again from the App Manager, go to the All Apps list, locate Google Chrome and open it. Then, click on  the Force Stop button. This will completely stop the app from running.

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After the app has been force stopped, click on the Clear Data and Clear Cache buttons to delete any data from the browser that might potentially be causing an unusual browsing behavior.

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Step3

Finally, restart your Android device and start your browser to check if it runs smoothly or has any issues.

  • Important!

A lot of websites generate intrusive ads during the time you spend on their pages. That’s why, if you have completed the steps in this guide successfully, but you are still bombarded by various ads on your screen when you surf the web, then, there is a possibility that the ads are generated by the website that you are visitng.

If the ads that you see are outside of your web browser, however, then, it is likely that they are generated by an application (such as Device Cleaner and Booster for Android) that has been installed on your Android device. 


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.

7 Comments

  • If you downloaded “flashlight”, delete it, a T-Mobile associate cleared my phone today of “auto boost” by deleting Flashlight!

  • Thanks for the update, the app which made the problem to my device was tube mote. I deleted it.

  • It’s Google Chrome

    I had the yourphoneboost issue for a couple weeks on my Android phone. I tried everything I read online, and nothing worked. It was driving me crazy. Then, finally, I discovered it was my Chrome browser. I went to settings>apps, cleared my data and cache, disabled it, and that fixed the problem. If you enable it, it reverts to a clean install.

  • I have followed your instructions for all browsers and also for many apps. Yet I am still getting garbage ads and porn. How do i search my samsung tablet for “device cleaner” and “booster for android”? When I find them, will I be able to “Uninstall?” Thanks from a 74 year old woman who uses tablet ONLY to download and read books and is really sick of the nonsense.

    • Hello J Daly, try to find any applications on your tablet which you do not remember installing and remove them.

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