Companied.club is a rogue iPhone app capable of flooding your screen with aggressive pop-ups and causing making changes to the browser’s homepage and search engine. Companied.club is known for obtaining a wide range of permissions on the device it’s installed on, which may compromise your iPhone’s safety.
If you are frequently experiencing browser page redirects in your Safari or Chrome browser and if pop-ups and banners suddenly appear on your screen, covering it all and forcing you to tap on them just to have them removed, then you most definitely have an app like Companied.club on your hands.
The purpose of this page-redirecting browser hijacker is simple – it seeks to promote different products, services, and sites and gain advertising revenue for its promoting activities. While this doesn’t directly threaten the safety and health of your iPhone, it increases the risk of getting your device exposed to more dangerous forms of malware such as Trojan horse viruses, Spyware, or Ransomware.
It is also possible that some of the automatic page redirects land you on phishing sites that try to steal your banking account information, potentially causing you to lose substantial amounts of money.
If you don’t want to risk landing viruses like Mothereve, Amigatesa or Critical Threat iPhone Message on your iPhone and/or becoming a victim of banking frauds and blackmailing schemes, it’s crucial that you remove Companied.club as soon as possible. The steps you will see in the following lines will aid you with the uninstallation and full removal of Companied.club so be sure to follow them if you currently have this browser hijacker on your iPhone.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Obstructive banners and pop-ups on your screen as well as sudden site redirects are oftentimes symptoms related to iPhone browser hijackers.|
|Distribution Method||Commonly, apps like this one get disguised as useful and helpful software so that users get tricked into downloading them.|
Remove Companied.club iPhone Calendar Virus
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.
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.
To remove Companied.club 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 Companied.club or 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.