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Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Stock Browser
If I start it or open new tab, downloading of apk file (xb_client_blah-blah-blah.apk) from site no.stepfaster.com immediatelly starts instead of opening page which is set as default.
Obviosly some malware fixed Browser's config. Which file and how to fix this?
No root. Browser was stopped and cache cleaned several time. Nothing was installed before this. The mentioned site contains AdSDK apk-files.

  • Did you clean the browser data also? I think you need to first find which app is responsible – esQmo_ Jun 3 '17 at 12:49
  • Button "clear data" in Application manager is grayed out for Browser. What do you mean under "which application is responsible". Responsible for what? – OlegG Jun 3 '17 at 12:57
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I had this today.

I cleared the download manager cache and rebooted, but the problem persisted.

I then re cleared the download manager cache AND the stock browser cache, rebooted and the issue had stopped.

  • I did the same before and repeated today with no luck. The problem persists. – OlegG Jun 7 '17 at 18:58
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I cleared not only the cache but also the data of the browser. Then I desactivated it.Then I cleared the cache of the application launcher. I tracked down and removed the apk un Download. If you click on them before removing, you can see what the app have access to. I rebooted. I activated Browser again. I rebooted again. Now it works fine. It stopped downloading apk when open. I may ne still infected by the previous apk, though.

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