There's finally a way to remove xHelper, the unremovable Android malware


Level 9
Nov 7, 2016
It has taken security researchers nearly ten months to discover a reliable method of cleaning smartphones infected with xHelper, a type of Android malware that, until recently, has been impossible to remove.

The removal technique is described at the end of this article, but first some context for readers who want to learn more about xHelper.

This particular malware strain has caused quite the pain for users all over the world in the past ten months. The malware was first spotted back in March 2019, when users began complaining on various internet forums about an app they weren't able to remove, even after factory resets.
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