How to Remove Malware from WhatsApp (Android)

What are Malware from WhatsApp?

There are countless types of malware that came from WhatsApp that can infect a person. The majority of it poses as bogus promotions and giveaways in an effort to dupe visitors into clicking the link.

It is recommended scanning your device for malicious threats if you have interacted with dangerous websites because it’s possible that your device has been compromised in some way.

As these kinds of messages could show up in your WhatsApp groups, you should be careful not to click suspicious links.

How to Remove Malware from WhatsApp (Android)

The URLs mentioned above could lead to a page that downloads undesirable threats into the device, thus they need to be deleted from the phone because they might be dangerous. You can fall for a scam and download a keylogger or a stealer, putting your device in jeopardy.

Even though these spammy links are not as dangerous as they seem, they cannot hurt you if you don’t click on them. We’ll show you how to entirely remove WhatsApp scam links and the malware it can install in the section below. Please carefully read the directions so that malware can be removed successfully.

How to Remove Malware from WhatsApp Links & Messages

This procedure will assist you in removing malware from WhatsApp  as well as any dangers related with the infection. You can rest assured that the information provided below has been tried and tested.

We have provided a simple step-by-step instructions for removing the adware problem from your system.

Step 1: Remove Malicious Website from Browser

You might see pop-up ads because the scam link have interfered with your web browser settings. The problem will almost definitely be resolved by reverting the changes made in the browser preferences.

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  1. First open Google Chrome then go to the upper right corner of the browser and click the three dots menu button.
  2. From the shown menu, select Settings.settings
  3. Scroll down and click Site settings under the advance settings
  4. Once Site settings menu appear, click Notifications.notifications
  5. Find malicious site from the list and remove it’s access by blocking it.notificationmenu
  6. To be safe just in case, go back to the Site settings menu and go to Pop-ups and redirects.pop up
  7. Block Pop-ups and redirects from the browser.block pop up
  8. Go back to the Site settings again and go to
  9. Block Ads by toggling the switch off.block ads


  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox browser then click the three horizontal dots on the lower right corner to open the menu.firefox three dots
  2. Click the Settings option.firefox settings
  3. Hover over to the Privacy and Security section and click Site permissions.firefox site permission
  4. Click Notifications from the Site permissions menu.firefox notification
  5. Set Notifications to Blocked.firefox blocked

Step 2: Remove Adware from the Device.

One of the causes of ads on the device could be because of advertising adware that the potential malware may have brought to the device. We should also delete the malicious application if one exists in order to deal with this.

  1. Go to the Settings application and head over to the application menu. It is the menu wherein installed applications are seen. Since many android devices are different, there are also different locations for this menu.
  2. apps menuScroll down the installed applications and find suspicious ones that you might not recognize or installed.settings scroll
  3. Ones you find the suspicious application, click it and uninstall. For this guide, we are using Smart Cleaner Ultra as an example.uninstall app

Step 3: Scan with Malwarebytes Anti Malware

Malwarebytes is a renowned anti malware tool and it has one of the best threat detection. After removing the malicious website from the browser as well as uninstalling the adware, it is important to scan the device for potential threats just in case.

In fact, every device should be scanned every once in a while. With this tool, not only the malicious WhatsApp link but also other threats that are lurking on the device can also be eliminated.

  1. First, go to the Google Play store and install Malwarebytes Anti Malware. If you are using an Apple device, you can simply go to the App store and download it from there.Malwarebytes install
  2. Once installed, it will ask you for permission to access files. Allow it access to manage the files on the device, it is needed in order to detect malicious threatsmalwarebytes allow
  3. Click Run a full scan to detect potential threats on the whole device. Since this may take a while, you can simply close the application and let it run on the background. You can see the progress of the scan through the notifications.Malwarebytes Scan 1
  4. After the scan is complete, the detected threats will be shown on the screen and all that is left to do is to eliminate them. Click the Remove Selected to get rid of the threats.malwarebytes removeWe advise you to run a routinely scan of the device to ensure that it is continuously malware free. We also recommend to use Malwarebytes Real Time Protection, which will secure your machine and detect any threats as soon as they appear.

Tips to be safe online

  • It is preferable to avoid websites with unique domain extensions other than .com, .org, .net, Because most infected websites have extremely distinct TLDs, always verify the last part of a domain to ensure that you are visiting a safe site, unless the site has been reputable ever since.
  • Only visit websites that has a secured connection. A site with HTTP connection does not encrypt the data it receives and therefore is not considered secure. Entering personal information such as email addresses, phone numbers, and passwords on a website with an HTTP connection is risky since it could be compromised and your information stolen. Websites with HTTPS connections, on the other hand, are secure since data is encrypted and attackers are unlikely to gain access to information exchanged within the site.
  • Only download from reliable sources. Everything you download from the internet cannot be guaranteed safe and malware free. It has been known ever since that one of the main ways a malware can get into a device is through cracked downloads and torrents. It is preferable to download only from Google Play and similar verified markets. As wise people say, it is always better to be safe than sorry.