The following page was created to aide users in removing the Blocked Police iPhone Virus from their phones.
If random annoying banners have recently started to pop-up on the screen of your iPhone device and/or if sudden and unpleasant browser page redirects have started to occur, then you have probably had Blocked Police iPhone Virus installed onto your smartphone/tablet. Software that does this is generally considered to fall under the category of Browser Hijackers, which is what we will be focusing on today. Browser Hijackers are not only annoying but they can also make your device vulnerable to Trojan or Ransomware attacks. This is why we always make sure to provide our readers with the latest information regarding any newly released programs and applications that can be categorized as Hijackers.
What is its purpose? (Is it threatening?)
We already mentioned the most common issues with applications such as Blocked Police iPhone Virus. The reason it tries to redirect your browser and why it keeps on generating nagging banners is because Browser Hijackers are primarily used for the purposes of internet marketing. Obviously, the techniques and methods employed by this type of software are rather aggressive and frustrating, but this does not mean that Blocked Police iPhone Virus is a virus. On their own, Browser Hijackers are normally not harmful for your device. However, as we stated in this article’s intro, they can still make your smartphone or tablet more susceptible to attacks form actual malware such as, for example, viruses of the infamous Ransomware type. This is why, if you currently have Blocked Police iPhone Virus installed on your device, be sure to make use of our removal article that will help you uninstall the invasive Hijacker and remove all its nagging ads.
Where does it come from?
The obvious answer is applications that carry the Hijacker within themselves. Most of the time, the Browser Hijacker is programmed as an integral part of the app that carries it. A general piece of advice that we give all of our users is to avoid downloading apps outside of the iTunes Store because, though the store itself is still not perfectly safe, it still provides some considerable level of security that you would probably not get if you try to use third party sources for downloading applications on your iPhone device. Some other good advice is to look up the apps that you are about to install even if they are from the iTunes Store. If the said app looks potentially unwanted and unreliable, you should probably not install it on your smartphone or tablet.
Blocked Police iPhone Virus Removal
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.