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Remove Live Mobile Search “Virus” (June 2019 Update)

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If you are faced with unpleasant pop-ups, page redirects and banners that get displayed on your Android smartphone or tablet whenever you connect to the Internet, then you probably have a browser hijacker on your device that needs to be removed in order for the ads to stop. Here, we will tell you more about a piece of software named Live Mobile Search “Virus” which can be categorized as a browser hijacker – this app has been reported by a lot of users who complain about the different advertising materials generated by the pesky software as well as about certain changes to their browsing apps (Firefox, Chrome, the default browser and so on). For instance, if you have Live Mobile Search “Virus”, you might see that the starting page or the default search engine that your browser typically uses have been altered, modified or outright replaced by the hijacker. Oftentimes, revoking these changes can’t be done if the browser hijacker is still active on the device. This is also one of the main reasons why it’s simply better to get rid of the cause for the aforementioned browsing disturbances instead of trying to put up with them. In the case of Live Mobile Search, if this software component has made its way into your device, then it has likely come alongside some other app or an update to an app that has been recently installed. This normally means that in order to eliminate the hijacker, you’d need to uninstall the app that carries it. Below, we will show you how to do that so make sure to visit the removal guide for Live Mobile Search “Virus” in case you need to have this hijacker uninstalled and removed from your device.

About Android hijackers

Though many people think that their device might have been infected by some nasty virus like a Ransomware or a Trojan once they start seeing the intrusive pop-ups, banners and page redirects, there’s no real reason to worry because hijackers aren’t really malicious in the sense that they won’t typically try to damage your device or mess with your virtual security. That said, it’s still better to keep such software away from your Android devices which is why we advise you to only download new apps from sources that are verified as reliable and safe. Additionally, just to be safe, it might also be a good idea to first look up new apps and see what the Internet has to say about them before you actually proceed with their installation.

Remove Live Mobile Search “Virus”

Step1

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

Locate the Browser/App in question and tap on it.

Step2

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.

Step3

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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11 Comments

  • Chrome will always redirect me to livemobilesearch.com. I have already deleted all data, tried other browsers and uninstalled all recently installed apps. Even malware and virus scanners find nothing. I ask for help. Many Thanks

      • :angryface: your “guide” is “delete the app”. Not at all helpful when all of us came here to find out WHICH app it is.

        • There are may apps out there that may be causing this and we can’t really know about all of them. If we had your phone at our disposal, we could identify what app may be causing the issue and remove it. However, since that is not an option, we need YOUR help in order to figure it out and help you in return. Now, tell us about what apps you have recently installed and have there been any recent updates after which the problem started to occur?

  • To help all those with the same issue. I finally found how to fix it for me. It can be an application on your phone that when updated started causing the livemobilesearch home page and potentially could be using your data for stuff. The app I found that was responsible was MegaN64 , an emulator to play Nintendo 64 games but check your apps.

    • Wow, thank you so much, I saw this comment and thought, wait I also have that app installed! I just removed it and I think it will fix the issue for me too. Thanks a lot for finding this!

    • I have a ton of emulator apps I’ve been flipping through just to see what runs efficiently. MegaN64 is pretty dope, runs well, good ui and game browser. Uninstalling and using retroarch now

  • Someone on another forum listed a few apps they had recently installed before the problem started and one of them was one I’ve had on my phone for over a year but I thought “what the heck, let’s see” and uninstalled; cleared cache; restarted – and I haven’t had the issue in several days. The offending app for me was an emulator called Mupen64. Just wanted to leave this here in case anyone else has this app installed, it’s worth giving it a try.

  • Seriously, factory reset, only installed trusted apps from the play store and it’s back. Short of being without the functions of my phone for days on end while I do another factory reset and reinstall one app at a time I am at a loss. The web seems to have no answers that work. Every article that claims to work is beset with comments saying it didn’t work.

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