How can I get rid of adware in my stock browser?


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adware in my stock browser

Hi i opened a certain website and popup appeared and it started downloading apk files and now there is alink under settings set home page current page something like content:// app.l8ke that

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
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Re: adware in my stock browser

Welcome to Android Central! I don't think a popup can automatically start downloading files--you usually have to tap something first. Did you accidentally tap a button or a link within that popup? Even if it did download an apk, you still have to manually install it in order for any malware to fully install.

Go to your App Manager--do you see any apps that you don't recognize that may be involved? Try uninstalling them. Ultimately, you might have to try a factory reset.