How to remove xHelper – Android malware

Cybersecurity experts have finally found a way to remove xHelper from your smartphones, which was not possible earlier. According to experts, the method is reliable and effective.

xHelper caused a lot of trouble across the globe for Android users for a very long time, 10 months to be specific. It first appeared in March last year, when smartphone users complained about the malware came on the internet that certain apps couldn’t be uninstalled from their smartphones, even though the users did a factory reset.

Though the apps were not malicious or harmful, they, however, sent annoying ads or popups to the users all the time. As time passed, xHelper kept on targeting more and more devices until it was spread almost everywhere around the world. Last year, until August, xHelper infected merely 32000 smartphones, but by the end of October, the numbers climbed up to 45,000. Malwarebytes and Symantec, both a cybersecurity company, published this information in their reports.

How to remove xHelper?
According to Collier, users can follow these 6 steps to remove xHelper from their smartphones:

  1. Install a file manager application from the google play store. The app should be able to find directories and search files. 
  2. Disable Google play store (temporarily)
  3.  Run a scan in the Malwarebytes. Try searching for fireway, xHelper, and settings (in case 2 settings are shown) 
  4. In the file manager, search for com.mufc
  5. If the file manager shows results, sort the result by ‘date found.’ Delete anything with com.mufc
  6. Enable google play after doing the necessary changes.

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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