Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Showing Virus Infection Pop-up


We have seen many Galaxy Note 8 users are reporting about Virus Infection. Here’s how you can Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Showing Virus Infection.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the total package in every aspect. Yet, this awesome device is getting issues just like every other smartphone. Recently we have seen Galaxy Note 8 users are talking about a Virus Infection. Although Samsung and Google take security pretty seriously. Still, Galaxy Note 8 is electronic device anything is possible.

Galaxy Note 8 users are saying that ” Samsung Galaxy Note 8 keeps showing a box about virus infection “. Let me break it for you. A pop-up appears saying install an antivirus, your device is already infected. If you ignore it, it will bounce back every now and then. But if you click on the Install button on the warning pop-up. It redirects you to a link, a small file will start downloading automatically.

Once the app is downloaded, it will prompt you to install the app. Now once you have installed the app, you’ll start getting multiple popups every few minutes. Let’s Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Showing Virus Infection.

Galaxy Note 8 Showing Virus Infection

Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Showing Virus Infection Pop-up:

Heed the following instructions to Fix Galaxy Note 8 Showing Virus Infection Pop-up. We have worked on this issue and the one reason we find most authentic is the third-party apps. Although Google has a very strict policy when it comes to apps, sometimes few developers add such codes which could affect your device.

Read more: Fix Note 8 Moisture Issues.

Isolate the problem:

You need to boot your device into Safe Mode. We have to find which app is causing this issue. Moreover, we need to confirm either its pre-installed or third-party app which is carrying the malware.

  • First, turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
  • Now press and hold the power key.
  • When you see Samsung Galaxy Note 8 logo, release the button and then press+hold the volume down button.
  • Don’t let go until your phone finishes the rebooting process.
  • When you see Safe Mode in the lower left corner of the screen let go the volume down button.

Once you are in Safe Mode use the device like this, wait for Virus Infected Pop-up. If it doesn’t show up that means third-party apps are the one who is causing it. However, if it shows up that means one of the stock apps is carrying malware. Let’s get it fixed then.

If the malware is attached to the pre-installed app that means you have to factory reset your device. But before that, you need to backup your device first. You can factory reset your device using two methods. Both are explained below.

How to backup your Android device: [ How to Backup Your Entire Android Device to PC ].

Method1: Make Backup of your Galaxy Note 8.

  • Head over to the Settings on your Galaxy Note 8.
  • Scroll down and Tap on Cloud and Accounts.
  • Now you can backup your device using Samsung Cloud if you are logged in to your Samsung Account.

( Tap on Samsung Cloud -> Backup).

  • Tap on Backup and Restore. [ This will also work if you are logged in to your Samsung Account ].

Method2: Factory Reset your Galaxy Note 8:

  • Head over to the Settings on your Galaxy Note 8.
  • Scroll down and Tap on General Managment.
  • Tap on Reset.
  • Tap on Factory Data Reset.
  • You’ll be presented by the waring, Scroll down and Tap on Reset.
  • Draw your pattern or add your security Pin etc.
  • Tap on Continue.
  • Tap Delete All.

Once your device is back in the factory state, don’t restore your device. Use it like that, start installing the recent apps you have installed before. Check all the apps one by one, this will help you get the one app which was doing all this. Moreover, if your recent apps were not behind this, then you should start installing your favorite apps. observe all the apps and if the pop-up shows up again. You should start deleting the apps one by one.

Read more: Fix Galaxy Note 8 Charging issues.

If you don’t how Un-install apps, heed the instructions below:

  • One your Android device, open Settings > Applications / Applications Manager > All Apps
  • Scroll all the way down and locate Chrome.
  • Tap Chrome to open its settings.
  • Tap on Un-install.
  • Restart your device.

That’s all. This is how you can Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Showing Virus Infection Pop-up. Please do tell us how was your experience after trying this troubleshooting guide.

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