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So there is this new guy you have been seeing lately but can’t remember inviting him into your android smartphone. The guy is really annoying.
It’s not a real human being. It is a smartphone application. Once your data is switched on, it comes up, and goes on its own.
You have tried to uninstall it but can’t find it. You also can’t find it among the list of apps on your phone.
“What should I do now? Let me go for an antivirus, maybe I will find it as a virus and flush it out in the process.” This won’t work either. The guy is a virus. That guy is a malware but no antivirus will see it that way.
You won’t notice the installation but it acts as a normal application which is why an antivirus won’t find it.
It takes the form of a browser (but it’s nameless). When you switch on data, this app displays silly deceptive ads. The application interrupts your work at anytime which can be very annoying at times.
It uses your data without your permission to show you nothing but ads you don’t even want to see while running down your battery in the process.
The most annoying part is that this app is nameless – it does not have a name. So when you try to find it under running apps all you see is a blank window or an ad space (of an app) without a name.
You can uninstall this app without having to restore factory setting on your smartphone. Of course, that can be unnecessarily time-consuming.
How to Prevent Enter Factory Nameless App from entering your smartphone
The name enterfactory is short for entertainment factory application.
This app enters your phone while you are browsing so to prevent it from entering your phone, you need to set up ad block on every single browser on your phone.
How to set up Adblock on Chrome:
- Open Chrome browser
- Open browser options
- Select Settings
- Select Site Settings
- Select pop-ups, set it to Blocked
How to set up Ad block on opera Mini
- Open Operamini
- Click on the red round opera icon
- Click on Ad blocking to activate (if it’s not active)
How to set up pop-up ad block on UC Web browser:
- Open UC browser
- Select browser menu
- Select Adblock
- Enable Ad Blocker
- Enable Powerful Ad Blocker
How to set up adblock on browser:
- Open Browser
- Open Browser menu
- Select Settings
- Under Settings, Select Advanced
- Enable Block pop-ups
Prevention is better than cure. Let’s see how to stop, disable and remove or uninstall the nameless app.
There are two ways to do this without having to hard reset (flash) your android phone:
- Disable background data
- Uninstall to remove it completely
Why just disable and leave it there if you can just uninstall it and have your phone back? The truth is, makers of such applications might just develop another way of making uninstall more difficult. And secondly, there is not just one nameless app in the world.
To restrict background data on your android smartphone:
- Go to Settings
- Go to Data Usage
- Open Usage options
- Enable Restrict Background Data
Once this is done, the application will be unable to come up while you are doing other things. In fact, it won’t even show up though it will still remain in your phone.
But with background data enabled, you will have issues using your Play Store. The best way would be to uninstall and remove the nameless app completely. Also, be careful what you click on when browsing.
How to uninstall and remove the nameless (enter factory) android app completely:
- On your phone, go to Settings
- Select Apps (Here you will find downloaded apps, running apps, all apps and so on)
- Under Running apps or All apps, look for file manager
- Select it and uninstall
Your phone is free, hallelujah!
If you have questions, please use the comment section below – let’s talk.