1. AC Question's Avatar
    How do I get rid of "Hola launcher" malware?

    It started by showing full screen ads on my phone, but even when uninstalling everything from my phone, Hola launcher installs itself after few hours (left the phone over the night).

    Even whe I uninstall Hola launcher, phone shows full screen advertisments by "startApp" on the phone.

    I tried disabling everything including Google Play Services, but popups still apear and after while, Hola launcher installs itself.

    Installing anti-adware, anti-virus etc didn't help. I tried AVG, Avast, Malwarebytes, Ad Block and several others. All I got was warning that there is possibli "engrils" malware which couldn't be uninstalled since it is part of the system. I also disabled software preinstalled by manufacturer (as they appear in Settings->Apps->Disabled):

    - Android Services
    - Chrome
    - Clean Master
    - Cloud Print
    - Google Drive
    - engrils
    - Gmail,
    - Google One Time Init
    - Google Play Movies & TV
    - Google Play Music
    - Google Play Newsstand
    - Google Play Store
    - Google Search
    - Google Text-to-speech Engine
    - Google+
    - Hangouts
    - Internal service core
    - Prestigio Multicore
    - Omacp
    - Play Games
    - Talk Back
    05-20-2016 12:16 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    Which phone do you have, and which carrier version is it?
    05-20-2016 12:21 AM

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