Virus infection pop-ups are often malicious codes that are embedded in apps that want to promote something. More often, apps that contain these codes are ones you manually install or sideload. Google is very strict that’s why you can always rest assured that applications from the Play Store are clean, although you may also encounter similar pop-ups that are shown in ads.
Some owners of the Google Pixel 3 have been complaining about these pop-ups as they often result to a file download which automatically installs an app. You don’t want these applications running in your phone so you have to do something about it and that’s the purpose of this post. Continue reading as we may be able to help you.
Before we move on, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, drop in on our Pixel 3 Help Guides for we have already solved many issues with this phone. Try to browse through the page and look for issues that are similar with yours and feel free to use our solutions.
Now, going back to our topic, here are the things you need to do if there are virus pop-ups that keep appearing on your Google Pixel 3…
- Run your phone in safe mode.
- Uninstall apps that might have triggering the pop-ups.
- Factory reset your Pixel 3.
Running your phone in safe mode will temporarily disable all third-party applications and this will prevent rogue apps from causing more trouble. It would also tell you immediately if pre-installed apps have also been infected as the pop-ups will still show even in this mode. So, continue using your phone in safe mode and see if the virus infection pop-ups still show up.
Assuming that the pop-ups disappear in safe mode, it means that they’re triggered by third-party applications. Find out which of your apps are infected and uninstall them. You might want to begin with applications that you manually installed. By manual installation I mean apps where you download their APK’s somewhere and not from Play Store.
Lastly, if the problem continues to occur even in safe mode, you have no other choice but to reset your Pixel 3. This will fix the problem and get rid of apps that carry malicious codes and the virus. However, make sure to backup your files and data as they will be deleted during the process.
I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!