Blocker digital is a potentially unwanted app that may unexpectedly redirect iPhone and iPad users to different websites and fill the screen of their iOS device with hard-to-remove ads. Although this is not an activity that is endangering the users’ safety directly, it still might open the door for potentially more harmful pieces of software that may infiltrate their device. Therefore, it won’t be a mistake if you decide to remove Blocker digital with the help of the instructions that you will find below.
Most often, people refer to software such as Blocker digital as browser hijackers. The purpose of a browser hijackers like “Hackers are watching you” is to show advertisements on the users’ screens and make money via pay-per-click and pay-per-visit remuneration models. This is why you’re likely to face all kinds of intrusive advertisements on the screen of your iPhone or iPad, including banners that appear unexpectedly, and auto-redirects that occur without warning. The more ads and links you click on, the greater the profit for the hijacker creators.
The problems with apps like Blocker digital and other browser hijackers is that the advertising materials they try to aggressively push on the screen aren’t always reliable and safe. You may become a victim of a phishing scam or dangerous software, such as a Trojan Horse, Spyware, or Ransomware infection, just with one click on a misleading link or a fake pop-up ad. Now, this is more of an exception rather than a rule in most cases, but still, it is wiser to avoid potential security risks related to clicking on random commercial messages because there is no way of knowing what stands behind them.
Therefore, even if a hijacker like Blocker digital is unable to cause any real damage to your iOS device, it is advisable that you remove it as soon as possible.
Blocker digital Pop up 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.