Asonalman typically gives its presence away on your device through all the numerous popups, banners and other ads it generates in your browser. Asonalman is compatible with most iOS browsers like Chrome and Safari.
Asonalman is what is better known as a browser hijacker. And it is called that way because it virtually ‘hijacks’ the browsing program in question by altering its settings. For example, Asonalman may introduce a new search engine and replace your old homepage. In addition, it can impose new browser elements like toolbars and such.
Browser hijackers are not seen as malicious, though, so there’s no need to panic that Asonalman or Space Shell Vpn may be come virus trying to harm your iPhone or iPad. But this type of software is generally considered to be potentially unwanted. And one of the reasons for this fact is that applications of this kind can potentially make your device more vulnerable to dangerous threats. Hence, if you would like to minimize the risk of your Apple device becoming infected with some ransomware or Trojan horse virus, we would advise you to remove Asonalman altogether. Below we have compiled a comprehensive and simple removal guide that will show you how you can do this yourself.
Removing Asonalman will also enable you to reconfigure your favorite browsing program again. Otherwise, as long as this browser hijacker is present in your system, it will keep overriding whatever changes you make to the browser’s settings. This is also true for browser hijackers for desktop computers and is typically another telltale sign of such an infection.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||New browser elements added to the interface without your knowledge or approval, such as a new toolbar, a new homepage and/or default search engine, etc.|
|Distribution Method||Browser hijackers like Asonalman are typically always an integral part of other free and/or low-quality applicaitons.|
Remove Asonalman iPhone Virus
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.