Security Master is a browser hijacker that specifically targets the browsers on Android devices. Security Master can infect Chrome, Firefox and most other commonly used browsing programs for smartphones and tablets.
Once integrated, Security Master begins to generate tons of popups, banners, box messages and other types of online ads on your screen during browsing sessions. What’s more, as a result of its presence, you may also begin to experience frequent page redirects to various sponsored web locations. This is another typical trait of a hijacker infection, alongside the replaced browser homepage and newly set default search engine.
The Security Master App
With all the annoying advertisements that Security Master is pushing on you, you may want to know what exactly the aim of it all is. And in essence it boils down to generating profit for the browser hijacker developers. With that said, this should eliminate any worries that Security Master is a virus or malicious program of some sort, such as a Trojan, ransomware or spyware.
If you’re wondering what you can do to rid your device of all these unwanted effects, the answer is quite simple. You will have to remove Security Master. And you can do that with the help of the instructions in our removal guide below.
The Security Master Malware
But even though Security Master is not a virus, we do recommend being careful with all the content that it tries to expose you to. Some of it may very well put your system at risk of exposure to harmful software. So it better to just see to the removal of this hijacker as soon as possible.
Security Master App Malware Removal
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.
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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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