Have you come across this type of pop up message suddenly in your mobile browser while you were surfing regular websites or while doing a Google search?
A creative way to confuse the users and trick them into installing the malicious virus remover tool through which they can access your important files and even install real viruses like Trojan and ransomware.
The fake alert also tells you that “28.1% damaged because of four harmful viruses from recent adult sites“. Although you may not be even using adult sites this is just a tactic used by hijackers to get your attention and create a sense of urgency so that you may install the malicious application in your smartphone.
Even if it cannot harm your device still it is irritating to see a pop-up again and again and also disturbs while surfing the internet.
So, let us see how we can get rid of this annoying pop up from our smartphone permanently.
Removing the Virus from your browser
Now because this is a floating file and is not something installed in your operating system so this file can be easily be found in your temporary files folder.
- Check on which browser the pop-up is showing and if it shows in multiple browser then repeat these steps for each.
- Click on the browser and go to App Info.
- Now click on ‘Force Stop’. It will take a little time but this will clear out your app from your phone memory.
- Now Click on ‘Clear Data’. All the data saved in your storage by the browser will be deleted.
- Now Click on “Clear Cache”. This will wipe out the data from the RAM of your smartphone.
Removing the Malicious App
- So, you need to check for that app and Uninstall it and Delete all the files related to that app.
- Or you have installed that bugged Virus remover tool accidentally then uninstall that app right now and then do the steps given above so as to be clear of anything which can damage your smartphone.
Scanning your phone with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Go to Google play store and Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware App.
- Setup the app and Click on ‘SCAN NOW’.
- It will scan your phone fully and might take some time.
Once it has scanned your phone Restart your phone and check in your browser if it is showing the pop-up now also.
Hopefully, now you will not face that pop-up again and in case you do get that fake alert next time then you know how to deal with it now.