Alert Cleaner Club
Alert Cleaner Club is a potentially unwanted application (a PUA for short) that attaches itself to the browsers of iOS devices and fills them with ads. To generate more ads, Alert Cleaner Club could make changes in the affected Safari or Chrome browser without needing the approval of the user.
With Alert Cleaner Club in your iPhone, you can expect a sudden generation of obtrusive pop-ups on the device’s screen. Those pop-ups will usually remain on the screen until you tap on them. Tapping on such pop-ups, however, is inadvisable, because you cannot know what sites they may page-redirect you to.
Other possible symptoms related to Alert Cleaner Club are changes in the search engine used by default by your browser as well as a replacement of the homepage of the browser. Those changes, too, as part of the unwanted app’s agenda to advertise the products, services, and sites of its sponsors on your screen in order to generate income for its creators.
Alert Cleaner Club is not a virus, nor is it a Trojan horse or Ransomware infection, so there is no reason to get panicked if you notice that this app is spamming your screen with advertisements. However, that certainly doesn’t mean it is a good idea to keep this browser-hijacking app in your device. Even though it isn’t harmful in and of itself, its unwelcome and unauthorized changes in your Safari (or other) browser might lead to the creation of weaknesses that real malware threats could exploit. In addition, Alert Cleaner Club doesn’t offer you anything that can be helpful to you and is simply being obstructive with its ads and page redirects in the browser. It is, therefore, best if you quickly find a way to get this hijacker uninstalled so it no longer messes with your browser’s settings. If you have already tried to remove this app without success, we advise you to try out our removal guide that you will find right below.
Alert Cleaner 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 Cleaner 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.|