Alert Booster Club
Alert Booster Club is a browser hijacker that is aimed particularly at Apple smart device users. Namely, Alert Booster Club integrates with the Safari, Chrome or other browser you use on your iPad, iPod or iPhone.
As a result, the regular homepage you may have been used to seeing in your browser will have likely been changed. And the same may also apply to the default search engine that you had set. However, the most irritating effect that a browser hijacker like Alert Booster Club may have on your browsing experience is the numerous online ads it generates. Popups, banners, links and other colorful and distracting advertising materials can be bombarding you from every angle. And coupled with the page redirects that often go hand in hand with the presence of applications like this, anyone can become very frustrated, very fast.
That is why we have put together a detailed removal guide to show you how you can quickly and effectively remove Alert Booster Club once and for all. Once this hijacker is gone, all the unwanted ads will disappear and you will be able to reset your browser configurations to their previous state.
Despite all the intrusiveness, though, don’t make the mistake of confusing Alert Booster Club with a virus. Browser hijackers are most certainly not malicious and shouldn’t be placed in the same ranks as actual viruses such as ransomware and Trojans. But they do have the potential of making your device more vulnerable to external threats, so beware when interacting with any of their sponsored content.
Alert Booster Club Removal
if you have an iPhone virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have a Windows virus, please use our Windows Virus Removal guide.
First you need to close all pop-ups that are currently open.
- If the pop-up has a checkbox named “Don’t show more alerts from this webpage” click on the checkbox before closing the Ad.
- If a Block Alerts button happens to appear after you shut down a pop-up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch tab that button to stop receiving alerts from the same page.
In case that a pop-up fails to close after performing the above operations:
- On your Mac you should make your Safari browser close forcibly by pressing Command-Option-Esc. Select Safari from the list of Apps and force close it. After you force close it you need to restart Safari, but please hold the shift button while it starts. This will prevent any pesky Ads from opening automatically.
- On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you can do the same by pressing the home button twice in a quick succession. You’ll then see a preview of all apps that have been recently used. Swipe left to find Safari and then swipe up on the app’s preview to close it forcibly In order to prevent Safari from opening unwanted windows on startup go to Settings->Safari and Clear History, as well as Website Data. This will also clear your browser history and cookies so keep that in mind and export them if you want to keep them.
Choose Preferences from the Safari menu. Then do the following:
- Select the Security icon and then click on “Block pop-up windows“. This should stop many types of pop-ups from appearing.
- Next check on your homepage and the settings for the search engines. Adware likes messing with those. We can not provide more specific instructions for this, as you may be using many different browsers.
- Select the General icon and look at the Homepage field. It should either be empty or filled with the address of the Homepage you want.
- Follow up on the Search icon. Again it should be either the default search engine or any that you have set for yourself. Note that in some versions of Safari these settings are found in the General panel/
Open Safari and click on the Extensions button. Note that Adware use extensions almost exclusively to inject the pop-up Ads into your browser. Any extension on this list that you do not remember installing yourself is likely planted there by the Adware. Remove ALL extensions you are unfamiliar with.
|Name||Alert Booster Club|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Users can detect a Browser Hijacker thanks to the intrusive stream of web ads that it generates on their screen.|
|Distribution Method||Program bundling, spam messages, click-bait ads, torrents and free download managers are common ways for distribution of Browser Hijackers.|