Goingapp.xyz is what can be described as an iPhone browser hijacker that changes some of the settings of the device’s browser and causes unpleasant page redirects. Goingapp.xyz is likely to be disguised as a seemingly useful app or added as a built-in component to another application. Goingapp.xyz will also be responsible for the streams of popups and banners during your browsing sessions.
To avoid such apps in the future, it’s important to never download software that Apple hasn’t verified as safe. Only use the App Store to get new applications and, even then, check the reviews of each app you are about to download in order to see if there’s anything potentially fishy about it.
The Goingapp.xyz Virus
Now, as far as Goingapp.xyz is concerned, if you have this unwanted app in your iPhone, you will likely experience sudden browser page redirects in your Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Changes in the browser’s homepage and default search engine are also possible if there’s a hijacker app installed on the device. While none of the things done by this app are too problematic and your device is likely not going to be damaged by the hijacker, it is possible that its presence on your iPhone may open the path for more hazardous forms of malware, including dangerous viruses like Trojans, Spyware, Phishing viruses, and more.
Our suggestion if you want to keep your iPhone safe and away from danger is to remove the Goingapp.xyz hijacker. You will find instructions on how to do that by yourself in the uninstallation guide down below. The sooner you remove Goingapp.xyz the better, so we suggest that you start the removal process right away.
Goingapp.xyz Virus 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.
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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.