How to Remove Tapsnake Android Virus From any Android Devices with ease

It appears that many Android users have reported being infected with a Trojan virus, which appears in their device when accessing various websites. The virus is relatively old reported for the first time in 2010, but at this point, it has become quite famous. What it is worth mentioning is the fact that the virus is fake and is being spread through certain websites.

At the time when users access certain websites, a pop up box appears and mentions the fact that the Android device is affected by Trojan: MobileOS/Tapsnake . In the same time, the pop up window offers to get rid of the virus by giving you a free antivirus. In most cases, people are fooled by the Fake Virus Scare and they choose to download the particular free antivirus application through this pop up box.

However, as I said earlier, Trojan: MobileOS/Tapsnake is completely FAKE, your device is not affected, and, therefore, there is no need for you to download the respective antivirus program suggested by the pop-up box. As you can see, the so-called virus only convinces people to download alternative apps and programs.

In order for you to be convinced, multiple developers and users have tested it by opening the same site where this threat appears. When accessing the respective website, the fake virus displays the following text:

ANDROID VIRUS DETECTED; A site you recently visited has infected your phone with (Trojan: MobileOS/Tapsnake); Press OK to remove the threat

However, I am sure that many of you encountered this problem and decided to download the app after seeing the virus on your screen. If you already downloaded the app after seeing this message on your Android device, do not worry because you did not install anything harmful. You only installed a harmless antivirus program.

This kind of abusive method is called “Scareware” and it makes people believe that the virus was installed on their Android devices from the site they have previously visited. The warning window advises people to get rid of the virus by installing a free antivirus program, or any other third-party application.

Is Tapsnake Trojan Virus REAL?

In the same time, while a high percent or people are fooled with this method, other users actually install the real Tapsnake Trojan Virus on their Android devices. However, in case of this actually happens, you will already know that you have the real thing. As the name might suggest, the Tapsnake virus displays a retro Snake Game on the device’s display.

The Tapsnake virus is used to spy the location. With its help, people who want to know your location will easily find it, without you even know it. As you can see, it is actually easy to see if the real virus has managed to make its way on your Android device or if you are a victim of a fake Trojan virus.

How to Prevent and Remove the Tapsnake Virus

As you may imagine, one you have affected your Android device with the real Trojan virus, the only thing left for you to do is to install a proper antivirus. For example, you have the possibility to go with McFee Antivirus or with Norton antivirus. Both of them are actually quite reliable and effective and they can turn out to be useful not only in the case of Tapsnake virus, but in the case of any other harmful viruses.

In the same time, you should never install illegal third-party apps form apk files, which, in most cases, are a source of viruses or harmful programs. Keep your Android device clean with a reliable antivirus program and beware of harmful viruses.

  • Dekis

    Hello there.
    I do have a question refering this and I hope you can answer. This happeneed to me as well. First it said this: ”

    ANDROID VIRUS DETECTED; A site you recently visited has infected your phone with (Trojan: MobileOS/Tapsnake); Press OK to remove the threat ”
    This is already known and you have to press OK to skip that. But now, in my case, it was totally different. I pressed OK and there was nothing like a ” advice ” or ” suggestion ” or any kind of reference to a new virus scanning/removing app I should download. There was not something like a countdown, no suggestion and so on. My own virus scanner, I already had on my smartphone, alarmed and said things like: ” Scan now ”, ” remove now ”
    So, I was not forced to download any kind of new virus scanning/removing app, which was suggested by a advertise or a pop up or something like that. My own anti virus program alarmed and started to work.
    So, do you say the ” Tapsnake Virus ” is fake or not existent, did I understand that right? And if yes, why my program started a process in order to remove it? Or why my program started to scan my phone suddenly?
    I hope you can answer!
    Greets!

    • digital dave

      you need to brush up on Your english….. “why DID my programme” “why DID My programme START to scan…..” “nothing like AN advice” its AN before a,e,i,o or u,—A otherwiseregards….

    • wayne howard

      As I read the article…. There is a real “Tapsnake” and you will see a snake game on your phone if you have the real deal. There is also a fake warning SAYING that you have Tapsnake. That is a trick to get you to download some spyware.

  • makayla Solis

    That is what mine said to and now I have 3 threats on my phone and can’t remove them what do I do

  • Sharon Payne

    My ph did that. Now droidantivirus all over my pulldown screen. Each time 1 dwnloads more pop up. How do i get rid of them? Help.

  • Sean walk

    I was trying to download a song and then it said I had a virus and it was tapsnake. Is this just a fake virus because I’m not seeing it in my folders or as an app.

  • ….

    I said I had a tapsnake android virus, but I don’t even have an android. Even if it was real I couldn’t download it

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