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Blackflightfind

Blackflightfind

Blackflightfind is a browser hijacking program that commonly gets installed on iOS devices and targets their default web browser, be that Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or another one.  It is impossible not to detect Blackflightfind as this app is known for the intrusive generation of ads, pop-ups and banners on the screen, as well as for the auto-redirects to different sponsored sites.

Blackflightfind

The Blackflightfind malware will interfere with your browser.

As soon as it gets installed, Blackflightfind would usually start to reroute your web searches to random site locations and spam the iPhone’s or iPad’s screen with aggressive promotional materials and banners.  

The exposure to such a huge amount of random web materials and pages may increase the risk of a close encounter with a variety of online threats, including Ransomware viruses and Trojans. That’s why it is not a good idea to let apps like Blackflightfind linger on your iOS device for a long period.  Not to mention that they may mess with the settings of your browser, replace its search engine or homepage, and add some unwanted browser extensions that may lower the general safety of the browser.

In general, apps like Blackflightfind get installed inside the iPhone or iPad via third-party software. Mostly, with the help of software bundles distributed outside the Apple App Store. That’s why most experts would tell you that if you don’t want to face browser hacking difficulties, it is safer to stick to the App Store when it comes to downloading new apps on your iOS device.

However, note that even applications from trustworthy App Store software developers often have unnecessary elements, such as Blackflightfind, which may trigger unwanted page redirects and aggressive on-screen ads display. That’s why we recommend to our readers to examine the program developers and user reviews of the app you would be running on your iPhone or iPad before installing it.

Blackflightfind iPhone 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.

Step1

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.

Step2

Choose Preferences from the Safari menu. Then do the following:

  1. Select the Security icon and then click on “Block pop-up windows“. This should stop many types of pop-ups from appearing.
  1. 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/

Step3

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. 

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Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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