How to Remove Virus from your Android Device

Viruses or adwares that affects the phones running android are usually adwares which are responsible for displaying unwanted ads and pop-ups on your phone while you’re browsing or surfing the internet.

I have seen this question come up alot where people want to get rid of the annoying ads and pop-ups.

In this guide, i will list down the steps you can take to fix/remove these unwanted adwares.

Method 1: Clean up internet and browsers

1. Go to Settings

2. Choose Apps or Application Manager then choose All / or Swipe  to Right for All.

3. Select the browser, which ever is yours or the internet application.

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4. Tap Force Stop.

5. Then tap Clear Cache/Clear Data.

6. Then re-open your browser.

7. Generally, we just need to clear our browsing data and cache. You may have a different browser, it doesn’t has to be Chrome or Internet but which ever it is, just open it and clear the cache and data.

Method 2: Run a scan with 360 Security

360 Security is the highest rated anti virus app on Android. You can download 360 Security from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.security&hl=en . You can also search for it on the Play Store and install it. After it  has been installed, simply tap Open to open it up.

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Once you have 360 Security installed, open it. You will see three settings on the top, which you can get to by swiping to the right, these are:

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As seen in the image above, there are three options in 360 Security (BOOST, CLEAN and ANTIVIRUS). Choose Clean and tap / hit Scan. Then  swipe to the right to get to AntiVirus and tap Scan.

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This will begin the scanning on your Android device. After the scan finishes, it will list down what it has found and you can then tap/choose “Repair All” to fix it.

One of these methods above should fix this for you. If none of them works, then a reset to factory defaults is needed.

Make sure you back up your data to Google by syncing.

Kevin Arrows
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