Your Generic Android Virus

Your Generic Android

Your Generic Android is a browser hijacker app that targets Android devices. Specifically, it can integrate with your Chrome or other browser that you have installed, and begin to spam your browsing experience with ads.

Your Generic Android Virus

The “Your Generic Android” Virus will display pop up ads and messages

 

In addition, if you have had this program installed on your smartphone or tablet, you will notice other changes to your browser’s appearance. For instance, replacements of your typical browser homepage and the default search engine are reported fairly commonly by users. And in addition to that, many complain about the frequent spontaneous page redirects that seem to take place out of the blue.

The good news is that you won’t have to put up with these annoying popups, banners, page redirects and other forms of online advertising for much longer. You can rid your browsing program of all of these nuisances including the changed settings by simply removing Your Generic Android from your device. And to help you do this, we have included a detailed removal guide just below this post.

Is Your Generic Android dangerous?

You might be wondering whether the presence of Your Generic Android poses any threat to your system. Technically, this is a relatively harmless type of application that shouldn’t be confused with a virus or malware.

Remove Your Generic Android Virus

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.

Your Generic Android Virus

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

Your Generic Android Virus

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

Your Generic Android Virus

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.

Your Generic Android Virus

Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons.

Your Generic Android Virus

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on  Force Stop.

Your Generic Android Virus

Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache.

Your Generic Android Virus

Your Generic Android Virus

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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About the author

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Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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