The “Secure your WiFi connection” redirect is trying to mislead user’s into downloading the MyMobileSecure App from the Google Play Store to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. The “Secure your WiFi connection” pop-up is fake and set up by cybercriminals. Devices that are redirected to “Secure your WiFi connection” scam pages are most likely infected with adware.
Adware on Android is used to collect personal information from the device or show many intrusive advertisements such as “Secure your WiFi connection” for revenue. Lot’s of the web browser redirects that happen on Windows devices are also redirected to Android devices, these redirects are very similar.
The only difference is Android device detection. Once a web page is redirecting the user to a malicious advertisement, the web page detects which device is used at that moment. If the device is an Android device the web browser is redirected to an advertisement suitable for Android devices.
In cases of adware, the Secure your WiFi connection pop-up, the scammers want you to download the MyMobileSecureApp.
Here is the scam message that is shown on the web page.
Your connection might not be private
Help secure your WiFi hotspot connection
Download the MyMobileSecure App from the Google Play store to help solve this problem.
There is no cost to install this application
Remove Secure your WiFi connection from Android
Remove adware from Android with Malwarebytes
Get rid of the Secure your WiFi connection pop-up on an Android tablet or Android phone with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is the best antivirus and malware removal tool available for Android devices today. Malwarebytes is free to detect and remove malware from your Android device.
Malwarebytes checks for ransomware, malware, junk files, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and adware. If anything malicious is found on your Android devices Malwarebytes gets rid of the malware.
Not only does Malware protect against malware, but Malwarebytes also identifies applications that track your location and those suspicious applications that monitor your incoming or outgoing calls.
All web browsers installed on Android are protected by Malware against suspicious redirects that display pop-ups or try to lock your web browser.
Remove Unwanted or unknown applications from Android
- Press the power button until the Power Options appear.
- Hold the Power OFF button till the Android device asks you to reboot to Safe Mode.
- In Android Safe mode, go to Settings-Apps and Application Manager
Scroll through the list of recently installed applications, and uninstall the application you do not know or do not need anymore. Look carefully, malicious applications are likely to mimic a legitimate application, also verify the installation date.
Complete the steps below to exit Safe Mode and reboot your Android device back to normal mode.
- Press the power button until the power options appear and tap restart, reboot.
- Your Android device is now back in normal mode and not in safe mode.
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