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still need help getting rid of baidu browser

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anita1973

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Seems as though my posts to get help getting rid of baidu browser have been locked. Baidu browser keeps coming back even though I default to bing. I know I originally posted under wrong forum. Was told this is correct forum, Google android, sorry if I'm being a pain

Edited by anita1973, 01 June 2014 - 10:16 AM.

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anita1973

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OK, I'm surprised, I guess no one knows how to do this...
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It's not a smartphone.  It's a tablet by MID.  I have no idea what you mean by "root it."  Treat me like a beginner.  I know my way around desktops but I don't know anything about tablets.


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My phone didn't want to focus on the tablet settings page so I'll just type it here:

 

Processor- DualCore-A23

 

Model number- Q8H

 

Android ver.- 4.2.2

 

Firmware ver.- v2.0.9

 

Kernel ver.- 3.4.39

[email protected] #157

Thu Feb 20 17:35:29 CST 2014

 

Built number- polaris-eng 4.2.2 8089 20140225 test keys

 

thanks for responding,

Anita


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Look in Downloads and delete anything you downloaded around the time your deevice became infected. A Chinese character in the title may give a clue to which one is the culprit.
Go into the browser and click on the three dots at the top right of the screen, below the time. Find 'Settings' at the bottom of the drop-down menu. Remove any add-ons. Power off, then re-start the tablet.
Hope that helps. Would appreciate your feedback.
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The screen on this device cracked and it doesn't work anymore.  Going to to dispose of it.  Thanks for the comments.  Wish they could have come sooner...


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As a quick reference... with anything Android it's always good to download an AV like Sophos or CM Security Suite.


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I'm having the same issue.  Was told to "root" it.   I installed Root Browser from Google Play....Is it possible to delete the whole pre-installed brower on the tablet and just install Google Chrome?


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I'm having the same issue.  Was told to "root" it.   I installed Root Browser from Google Play....Is it possible to delete the whole pre-installed brower on the tablet and just install Google Chrome?

Rooting it is the only way to get rid of any of the pre-installed bloatware. And rooting it doesn't mean installing an app with the word 'root' in it, it is a far more complicated task and I would not recommend it for someone that so far even don't know what root is. (See here and here for more info about rooting an Android.)


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Some technical mobile shops will root for you, this is what i had to do for one of my andorid phones, as i couldn't get it to work doing it myself


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For rooting at samsung me help apps Iroot and Kingo root many good programs out there can you recommend a good manual here and site android root 8.0 Orellete 2017 for quick access to android version


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