Xiaomi Smartphones Reportedly to be Affected by a Browser Hacking Malware

It has been quite some time since Xiaomi smartphone users noticed a change in the Chrome home page on their smartphone devices and this has now started to worry them

Here’s what we know about it.

Has Xiaomi Smartphones been Hacked?

It was a Reddit user who had first reported that all of his Xiaomi smartphones had had its Google home page changed to another web page named “Mintnav” without his consent, and he had shared his worry that he thinks it to be a scam as he hadn’t found any documentation about the site. Following his Reddit post, other Xiaomi users have also shared on social media platforms how they have also faced similar issues, revealing that this is a common issue on Xiaomi smartphones.

While the concerns raised by Xiaomi smartphone users are true and valid, there is no proper explanation available regarding how the Chrome home page would have changed from the default home page to Mintnav’s site. An update might be what brought the malware site to the smartphone devices. Mintnav’s website also asks users for their feedback or suggestions, if there are any, and has added a link([email protected]) along with it.

Speaking about the website – Mintnav,  HowToRemove.Guide has listed the site as a browser hijacker and has pointed out that, even if the website won’t cause any harm or significant damage, it might surely mar your Google Chrome experience, likely by bombarding unwanted ads while you browse.

Xiaomi smartphone users can change their Chrome home page back to the default home page by changing their home page settings. To do so, open Google Chrome on your smartphone device and select “Settings” from the drop-down menu which appears after tapping on the three dots at the top-right corner of your screen. Go to “Homepage” and then make the change there.

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