iPhone-fix.com is a potentially unwanted program that can make unwelcome changes in your main web browser. In cyber security circles, iPhone-fix.com is recognized as a browser hijacker due to its ability to set a new search engine and to replace the default homepage without the users’ permission.
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Perhaps you found this post because you have been looking for a way to remove the odd and possibly unpleasant changes that have taken place in your browser. If the above explanations suit your current problems, you’re in the right place. We have provided some valuable information about the real source of your web browsing disturbance, as well as a removal guide that can help you remove the unwanted changes from popular web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer.
What can iPhone-fix.com do?
If your screen has recently been covered with messages saying “Ads displayed by iPhone-fix.com” then iPhone-fix.com is obviously the software that stands behind the ads streaming that you have been exposed to. This program is a browser hijacker and as such, it usually can generate many sponsored commercial messages (pop-ups, banner ads, colorful boxes, redirect links, etc.) during your browsing sessions. iPhone-fix.com can also redirect your searches to specific web pages without you doing anything. You can also notice that some changes may take place inside your browser’s homepage and the default search engine which can be replaced with new ones. Frankly, it could be very irritating to witness these modifications because after them you may not be able to use your browser as before unless you uninstall the unwanted components.
Don’t be too worried, though! The browser hijackers may be extremely irritating, but most of them are quite harmless and have nothing in common with dreadful online infections such as Trojans, Ransomware or viruses. An infection with actual malware can result in the theft of personal information such as banking credentials and online accounts. If you become a victim of a Ransomware virus, you may be deprived of access to your data. Usually, iPhone-fix.com and other browser hijackers can’t do things like that. What they are looking for is to display a large amount of advertisements on your screen and to redirect you to pages that pay for promotion and traffic.
That being said, you should not take everything that gets shown on your monitor as reliable and safe. Use your common sense and try to avoid clicking on random links, too-good-to-be-true offers and pages with dubious materials since you never know what may hide behind them.
As a matter of fact, programs like iPhone-fix.com may be able to match your personal interests and your latest web searches with the generated ads. This could happen since the hijackers can determine your interests and tastes by keeping track of and analyzing your browsing history. So, don’t be surprised if your latest online search requests and the advertisements on your screen mysteriously begin to match. The advertising software has its own tactics to make you click on its ads and redirect you to the pages it advertises. If you want to stop all the advertising activities, however, we suggest you take a look at the removal guide at the end of this article and use it to remove iPhone-fix.com from your system.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Unauthorized search engine replacements and homepage modifications can take place inside your main web browser.|
|Distribution Method||You may find browser hijackers on various web locations, including in torrents, free download managers, software bundles, and spam messages.|
iPhone-fix.com 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.
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.