iPhone is a bogus iPhone app that may be found on iPads as well and is known to affect the operation of the smart device by presenting on-screen pop-ups, banners and ads that are difficult to remove or ignore. may attach to the main web browser (this might be Safari or another browser that is set as default) and start redirecting users to random websites, and to monitor different information related to their surfing.
The virus on iPhone

Security experts often categorize applications such as as browser hijackers and don’t treat them as direct security threats. This is because browser hijackers’ major purpose is to promote products/sites and to raise revenue from these sites visits and clicks through the Pay-Per-Click method.

However, a hijacker such as or “Your iPhone is Not Protected”  might make your iPhone and iPad vulnerable to numerous online hazards, including phishing, deceptive advertisements, online frauds and even malware such as Ransomware and Trojans. This is because applications of this type usually gain a broad variety of system rights after they have been installed, which enable them to alter your browser settings (switch your homepage, install extensions, change the search engine, etc.), and also to introduce new features without your direct approval. Commonly, such applications may use auto-direct tactics to reroute user queries to specific sponsored websites, full of sketchy content.

Of course, if you don’t want to experience any of this, you can remove without delay using the free guide below. To get rid of the browser hijacker successfully, however, make sure you follow the instructions exactly as they are shown or use the recommended professional removal program to remove all components that are associated with from your iPhone or iPad effortlessly.

Type Browser Hijacker

Remove from iPhone

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:

  1. Select the Security icon and then click on “Block pop-up windows“. This should stop many types of pop-ups from appearing.
  2. 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. 


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Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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