If you’ve noticed that your iPhone, iPad or iPod has lately started to display way too many ads that it normally does, you’ve likely been infected by a program called Apple Security Virus Detected. Apple Security Virus Detected is a browser hijacker, designed to take charge of your Chrome or Safari browser and make certain changes to its settings. Such are most commonly the setting of a new homepage and assigning a new search engine as your default one. In addition, the constantly appearing popups, banners and loud advertisements are also the work of this hijacker. But not to worry, bellow is a detailed removal guide that will help you get rid of Apple Security Virus Detected once and for good.
What is Apple Security Virus Detected doing and how did it get in your device?
Browser hijackers exist for the sole purpose of generating income for their developers by means of aggressively displaying paid ads on the users’ screens. The more the users interact with the said ads, the more profit is generated. That is mainly why you’ve been so badly bugged by the endless banners and popups. But aside from being aggressive, hijackers also pry into your browsing history so as to gain a better understanding of you, as an individual user. They want to know which products and services are more interesting to you, so they can adjust their ads placement accordingly.
But that’s not even the worst of it. Sadly, all those many ads could potentially put you at risk of running into viruses, such as Trojans and ransomware. And though Apple Security Virus Detected is not itself a virus, nor does it aim to harm you, the constant page redirects and display of online ads can possibly lead you to an insecure location or infected content. With this in mind, it’s best to simply avoid interacting with any of the things the hijacker displays and remove it as soon as you get the chance.
You may be curious to know how this program got you infected in the first place. Well, in nearly 100% of the cases, they come as an integral component of some other app. So the simple answer is that you downloaded it yourself, without knowing what you were downloading. For the purpose of avoiding situations like these, we recommend that you always use the App Store to download any apps. Furthermore, it would also help to check the reviews beforehand and maybe do some researching online to find out if your desired app doesn’t come with an ad-generating component like Apple Security Virus Detected.
Apple Security Virus Detected Removal
You are dealing with a browser hijacker that can restore itself. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and clean up your phone’s calendar events if they are infected.
- Find browser extensions related to the threat and how to remove them.
- Ensure your passwords were not stolen or tampered with.
You can find the removal guide here.