What is Android-system.live?
Android-system.live is a website that uses the browser notification feature to deceive computer users into subscribing to push notifications. Push notifications are originally created to alert the user of newly published content. Scammers abuse ‘browser notification feature’ to avoid antivirus and ad-blocking software by showing unwanted adverts. These advertisements are displayed in the lower right corner of the screen urges users to play online games, visit suspicious webpages, install browser add-ons & so on.
When you visit the Android-system.live webpage which wants to send you browser notifications, you will be greeted with a pop up which asks whether you want to agree to them or not. Your options will be ‘Block’ and ‘Allow’. Once you press ALLOW, then you will start seeing unwanted advertisements in form of pop up windows on the desktop.
You can delete Android-system.live subscription by going into your web-browser’s settings and completing the simple steps below. After disabling the spam notifications, unwanted popups advertisements will no longer appear on your desktop.
|Type||spam push notifications, browser notification spam, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||social engineering attack, adware, PUPs, misleading popup ads|
|Removal||Android-system.live removal guide|
Where the Android-system.live pop ups comes from
Some research has shown that users can be redirected to Android-system.live from dubious advertisements or by PUPs and adware. Adware is a part of software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to display dozens of popup ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. Adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful websites.
You probably want to know how to remove adware software as well as delete Android-system.live advertisements. In the step-by-step guide below we will tell you about how to solve your issues.
How to remove Android-system.live ads from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
There are a simple manual steps below which will help you to get rid of Android-system.live popups from your Windows device. The most effective method to remove this adware is to follow the manual removal guidance and then use Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will assist to weaken this adware and these malicious software removal utilities will completely delete Android-system.live popup advertisements and revert back the Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Chrome settings to default.
To remove Android-system.live pop ups, execute the steps below:
- How to manually remove Android-system.live
- Automatic Removal of Android-system.live ads
- How to block Android-system.live
- To sum up
How to manually remove Android-system.live
This part of the post is a step-by-step guide that will help you to remove Android-system.live ads manually. You just need to carefully complete each step. In this case, you do not need to download any additional tools.
Remove newly installed adware
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious applications, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other software. Next, remove any unrequested and suspicious programs from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of software installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the adware responsible for Android-system.live pop-up advertisements. Select the suspicious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the dubious or any unknown apps, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted program from your computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an unwanted program, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Android-system.live notifications from web-browsers
If you are in situation where you don’t want to see push notifications from the Android-system.live web site. In this case, you can turn off web notifications for your web-browser in MS Windows/Mac OS/Android. Find your browser in the list below, follow steps to delete browser permissions to display push notifications.
Remove Android-system.live pop-up advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings to remove Android-system.live pop up advertisements. If you are still experiencing issues with Android-system.live ads removal, you need to reset Google Chrome browser to its original state. This step needs to be performed only if adware software has not been removed by the previous steps.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Android-system.live advertisements from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by an malware.
First, launch the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Delete Android-system.live from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
The Firefox reset will get rid of redirects to annoying Android-system.live webpage, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed in the following example.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox browser settings to their default state.
Automatic Removal of Android-system.live ads
Best Android-system.live pop-up advertisements removal utility should detect and remove adware, malware, PUPs, toolbars, keyloggers, browser hijackers, worms, Trojans, and ads generators. The key is locating one with a good reputation and these features. Most quality programs listed below offer a free scan and malware removal so you can search for and delete unwanted apps without having to pay.
Remove Android-system.live ads with Zemana
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a malicious software removal tool created for Microsoft Windows. This tool will allow you delete Android-system.live popups, various types of malware (including browser hijackers and potentially unwanted apps) from your PC system. It has simple and user friendly interface. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) does its job, your PC system will run smoothly.
Download Zemana Anti Malware on your PC system by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is complete, close all software and windows on your device. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana on your computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as displayed on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button to start checking your PC system for the adware software which causes the unwanted Android-system.live advertisements. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware software or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
Once that process is finished, you will be shown the list of all detected threats on your device. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware responsible for Android-system.live pop-up advertisements and move the selected items to the Quarantine.
Remove Android-system.live advertisements from browsers with HitmanPro
The Hitman Pro tool is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It may check and remove malware, PUPs and adware in Chrome, MS Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox web-browsers and thereby remove all intrusive Android-system.live popup advertisements. HitmanPro is powerful enough to find and remove harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Visit the page linked below to download HitmanPro. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When the download is finished, start the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, press the “Next” . Hitman Pro application will scan through the whole device for the adware that causes Android-system.live pop-up advertisements. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. During the scan Hitman Pro will search for threats exist on your computer.
- Once Hitman Pro has completed scanning your computer, HitmanPro will produce a list of unwanted applications and adware. Next, you need to click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Remove Android-system.live pop up ads with MalwareBytes
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. You can download and install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to locate adware software and thereby remove Android-system.live ads from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically scans for and removes all threats exist on the personal computer.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your device. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called MBSetup as displayed in the figure below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the Setup wizard that will help you setup Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole PC system for the adware that causes multiple intrusive pop ups. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will locate threats exist on your PC.
When the checking is finished, MalwareBytes will display a list of all items found by the scan. When you’re ready, press “Quarantine” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove adware that causes the intrusive Android-system.live advertisements and move the selected threats to the Quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains steps on how to delete hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
How to block Android-system.live
It’s important to use ad-blocker apps like AdGuard to protect your computer from harmful web sites. Most security experts says that it’s okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to stop Android-system.live and other intrusive web-sites.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen similar to the one below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block Android-system.live, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware related to the Android-system.live pop ups. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your personal computer for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying pop up ads and harmful websites). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to scan for potentially unwanted programs.
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