Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks
Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks is a potentially unwanted software that can redirect your web searches to suspicious websites full of sponsored ads. Many web users refer to Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks as a browser redirect virus that targets Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and other popular browsers.
You have likely become aware of the presence of “Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks” due to the many pop-up ads and banners it has started to generate all over your screen. This is a common activity for many browser hijackers, which, apart from displaying ads, may also initiate page-redirects to various websites and install a new search engine or replace the homepage of your web browser.
Typically, apps like “Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks” easily integrate with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and other popular browsers and alter their settings without the users’ permission. There is no need to be too worried about the safety of your system, though, because the Browser Hijackers aren’t considered to be a serious threat to the security of the device they are installed in. Such programs are not identical to computer viruses even though many websites across the Internet may make you believe so.
Nonetheless, programs like “Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks” are labeled as potentially unwanted, because they can be extremely annoying and, sometimes, may indirectly expose you to security hazards. That’s why we’ve created a removal guide to help you remove the annoying program and uninstall the changes it might have imposed on your favorite browser. But let’s first help you better understand the specifics of these apps as this will help you deal with them in the best possible way.
Remove “Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks” Calendar Spam
This is the first thing you should try if you are getting targeted by this kind of spam.
- Log in yo your account at iCloud.com and tap on Calendar.
- Tap on the Settings icon (a gear icon) located in the lower-left corner of the screen.
- Now, select Preferences and then Advanced.
- Change the Invitations setting from In-app notifications to Email to and provide your current email.
- 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, they’d go to the email you have provided. This also applies to the spam you’ve been getting – it would too go to your email, but at least you won’t 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.
|Name||“Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks”|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||A stream of aggressive ads and intrusive page-redirects can indicate the presence of the Browser Hijacker in your system.|
|Distribution Method||Most commonly the Browser Hijackers can be found inside different free software bundles, torrents, spam messages and shareware sites.|
All malware on iOS typically attempt to steal accounts. Even if you eradicate the malware there’s really no way to know if your passwords are safe aside from using a password manager. We recommend downloading Cyclonis to secure your accounts.
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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.
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.
Is your device at risk?
The programs of the Browser Hijacker category don’t share any of the typical features related to more serious malware programs. They can’t hack into your system like a Trojan, and surely cannot encrypt your files like Ransomware. Yet, they may open the doors to external security hazards as a by-product of their activities, especially if you are not careful with the content they display. For instance, the pop-ups, the banners, and the box messages that a piece of software like “Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks” may prompt you to click on may not be as safe and as legit as they seem. In reality, such ads can potentially take you to malicious websites containing dangerous programs like the aforementioned Ransomware, or other viruses. Of course, that fairly rarely the case, but when it comes to landing on malicious content, even one compromised ad and a single careless click from your side is enough to deliver malware into your system without.
This is exactly why we encourage the web users to refrain from interacting with any of the content that the Browser Hijacker may display, regardless of how appealing it may appear.
And if you’re not yet convinced that “Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks” should be removed from your device as soon as possible, here’s one more thing to consider. The large amount of promotional materials the hijacker tries to display may often result in higher use of system resources. This, in turn, may result in sluggish system performance, screen freezing, and even browser crashes. So, while such software can often be marketed as a browser-enhancing tool, it seems that, in reality, it is quite the opposite and uninstalling it might be the best solution.