Built-in browser hijacked, what do I do?

Started by octavian, March 10, 2017, 08:21 AM

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octavian

Hi
Is anyone here?
I did use search - found this "...hijacked the default internet browser" recent post on other forum and tried manual removal guide but it did not help (even using suggested there anti-malware app).

Problem: when I open default browser, it goes not to empty page (it's how I setup Home) but to Urmarel.ro. If I open new tab - same thing.

Yes, Chrome is fine but it takes too much memory...

Please, help! I am just an end user, so no "root", regular Android 4.4.2 tablet.

scarface

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Quote from: octavian on March 10, 2017, 08:21 AM
Hi
Is anyone here?
I did use search - found this "...hijacked the default internet browser" recent post on other forum and tried manual removal guide but it did not help (even using suggested there anti-malware app).

Problem: when I open default browser, it goes not to empty page (it's how I setup Home) but to Urmarel.ro. If I open new tab - same thing.

Yes, Chrome is fine but it takes too much memory...

Please, help! I am just an end user, so no "root", regular Android 4.4.2 tablet.

Hi octavian,
Well, maybe you can try this anti-malware. I know it's a powerful piece of software: https://www.malwarebytes.com/

octavian

You mean malwarebytes free version? I've tried it already. It detected and cleaned some threats but the redirection still there.

Vasudev

Did you scan for rogue apps on your tablet?

humbert

This is the first time I've ever heard this sort of thing happening on an Android device, in particular one that's not even rooted. How exactly did this happen? Were you browsing a site and downloaded an unknown file, or what?

Like Vasudev said, go into settings and select Manage Apps. Look for anything that doesn't look right and disable it. If the problem goes away, delete it after first removing all it's data files.

What brand tablet is this?