Calendar.wpu.sh

Calendar.wpu.sh

If you have recently discovered that your iPhone or iPad has been infected by Calendar.wpu.sh, you’ve fallen victim to what’s known as a browser hijacker. Calendar.wpu.sh is generally harmless and won’t result in any damage on your device. But software like Calendar.wpu.sh can potentially lead to complications for you in the long term.

Calendar.wpu.sh

The Calendar.wpu.sh Virus will spam your calendar with fake events.

Browser hijackers are designed as online advertising tools. And when they end up in your device, they target the main browser, be it Safari, Chrome or some other one. And then, they begin to alter its settings so as to enable their advertising processes. For example, Calendar.wpu.sh may change the homepage of your browser and may also set a new default search engine. This, in turn, may lead to you seeing a lot more sponsored search results for your queries, many of which may not even be relevant.

In addition, due to Calendar.wpu.sh’s presence, your browser may begin to trigger page redirects during your sessions, which is also quite annoying. And on top of that, browser hijackers are particularly known for generating ads directly from your device when you browse the web: popups, banners, box messages – you name it.

All of this is done for the purpose of earning revenue for the developers of the browser hijacker in question. And usually this revolves around Pay Per Click or similar remuneration schemes. One of the bigger problems with this, however, is that amidst all this various content you could potentially be exposed to viruses such as Trojans, ransomware and others.

For this reason, we usually don’t recommend interacting with any of the displayed ads. And it’s simply best to remove Calendar.wpu.sh, which can be done by following the steps in the following removal guide.

Calendar.wpu.sh iPhone Virus Removal

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.

This is the first thing you should try if you are getting targeted by this kind of spam. 

  1. Log in yo your account at iCloud.com and tap on Calendar.
  2. Tap on the Settings icon (a gear icon) located in the lower-left corner of the screen.
  3. Now, select Preferences and then Advanced.
  4. Change the Invitations setting from In-app notifications to Email to and provide your current email.
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  5. Lastly, click on Save to confirm the change.

Note that after you do that, you will no longer get any events automatically added to your Calendar. Instead, theyd go to the email you have provided. This also applies to the spam youve been getting – it would too go to your email, but at least you wont be getting the spam notifications on your screen.

The next part of this post will tell you how to check your iPhone for an actual Calendar spam virus and how to deal with such a virus if it gets detected.

To remove Calendar Virus quickly you can try this:
1. Go to Settings on your iPhone/iPad.
2. Open Passwords and Accounts.
3. Then go to Subscribed Calendars.
4. Look for anything that looks suspicious and delete it.

Calendar.wpu.sh

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.

Calendar.wpu.sh

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/

Calendar.wpu.sh

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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Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

1 Comment

  • Thank you so very much!! Your directions were very easy to follow. I was able to remove this calendar.wpu.sh from my iphone and watch. THANK YOU!

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