What is Androidhelpa.xyz?
The Androidhelpa.xyz “Virus” is actually a type of adware, and if you have come across it – you probably have an idea what this name stands for. If you haven’t had your morning coffee yet, we’ll give you a hint: ads + software. Any time. Its sole purpose is to distribute large quantities of advertisements in the form of pop-up windows, page redirects. We realize that all of this can be extremely annoying, but we should point out that this is not a harmful type of software as opposed to its sinister counterpart – malware. Malware, which includes viruses like Trojans and ransomware, has the potential to wreak havoc on your system and can potentially force you to wipe the memory of your phone. Adware is nowhere nearly as dangerous, just merely very annoying, as it will try its best to make you visit Ads powered by www.androidhelpa.xyz.
However, we still don’t recommend keeping the Androidhelpa.xyz “Virus” on your Android device for reasons, which we will explain in a little bit. Therefore, we have designed the below guide to help you remove this pesky program from your computer, in a simple and easily understandable manner. Read on and learn all there is to know about adware, what it does and why you don’t want it hanging around.
What does Androidhelpa.xyz do exactly?
Well, we mentioned that it bombards you with various ads, but why does it do that? Same reason most things happen in life – money. The adware developers make a profit off of every click you make on their intrusive banners and pop-ups and this is possible thanks to the Pay per click scheme. This money making model is quite popular and is the basis of how most adware functions. That being said, you should be cautious about clicking on any of those ads, because they can be as misleading and treacherous as you can’t imagine. There is a high risk of you landing on some malicious website, loaded with viruses just dying to infect your computer.
Another point worthy of making regarding the way Adware operates is how they create their ads. In order to make them more appealing to you and to gain as many clicks from you as possible (intentional or not), they will gather and store all your browsing related details. This means they will collect information like your browsing history, search queries, favorites and bookmarked pages, etc. Thus, if you notice you’re suddenly seeing advertisements related to a topic you had recently been researching – there’s a sure sign of adware infection. That’s not the worst part, though. Along with the above information, they also gather personal details you may have entered somewhere and it is fairly often that those are sold on to third parties. What can happen with them afterwards is for you to guess, but you can be sure it’s not going to be good.
How does Androidhelpa.xyz get around?
Typically, developers will try and hide adware behind other programs, so as to trick you into installing it. This is called program bundling and is a very common practice. Basically when you download an App from the App Store you are agreeing to have whatever Ads the app have implemented to be displayed on your screen. Some app developers play it nice and have non-obtrusive Ads, yet others will cover the entire screen and use aggressive texts to make you believe your device is infected with viruses or worse. There is no sure way to spot an annoying app, but usually the comments section can be of help.
Other possibilities of this program being installed onto your computer include your voluntary downloading of it. It can sometimes be marketed as some useful software, which will allegedly in some way improve your browsing experience, whereas in reality it will be doing just the opposite. Adware is quite capable of slowing down your device and in some cases even result in system and browser crashes or other forms of incompatibility. Some users have reported a particular app used to convert Youtube to mp3 files as a potential carrier.
For this reason we highly recommend removing Androidhelpa.xyz as quickly as possible, following the below steps to learn how to uninstall it. Additionally, we also suggest that you keep away from shady websites offering various freeware and cracked or other such content, from where you can end up downloading something completely undesirable or even dangerous. Naturally, you should at all time have a running antivirus program, if possible with a browser extension, to more effectively protect yourself from uninvited guests.
Androidhelpa.xyz Removal Guide
We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that is regularly updated to counter the latest tricks malware creators use. It will show you how to:
1. Locate and clean up your phone’s apps if they are infected.
2. Find browser extensions related to the threat and how to remove them.
3. Ensure your passwords were not stolen or tampered with.
You can find the removal guide here.