Incognito Secure Online
Incognito Secure Online is an iPhone application that will bring unwanted ads to your device’s screen and force it to spam you with sudden page redirects. Incognito Secure Online shouldn’t be kept on the device because it may potentially cause exposure to more dangerous software threats.
Even though it is far more common to encounter such an app on an Android phone or a Windows computer, there are plenty of browser-hijacking apps for Macs and iPhones. Case in point, Incognito Secure Online is one of the newest browser hijackers developed specifically for iPhone devices. The goal of this rogue software is simple: to advertise different sites and the products offered by them directly on your screen through aggressive pop-ups, page redirects, banners, and other obstructive forms of advertisements. The page redirects caused by this app could happen in any browser and not only in Safari. For instance, even if you prefer to use Chrome or Firefox, Incognito Secure Online could still affect their behavior and cause them to flood your screen with redirects to sites that you don’t want to be visiting.
The main problem with the presence of this unwanted browser hijacker on your iPhone is that the uncontrolled ads could eventually lead to encounters with more dangerous threats such as viruses, Trojans, or Ransomware. It’s just not safe to have an app that constantly spams your screen with questionable advertisements and you should do everything you can to remove Incognito Secure Online. If you cannot remove the app on your own, then try using the removal guide below. It will help you get rid of the hijacker and prevent any potential exposure to viruses and other hazardous forms of malware.
|Name||Incognito Secure Online|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||iPhone hijackers’ main symptom is the generation of sudden site redirects in the browser.|
|Distribution Method||Typically, these unwanted software elements are included as added features in other low-quality apps.|
Incognito Secure Online 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.
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.