If your iPhone or iPad has been driving you crazy with dozens of unwanted advertisements and pop-ups, then it most probably has been invaded by a browser hijacker known as “Microsoft Suggestion”. On this page, we will explain to you more about this app and how to address it, so stay with us. “Microsoft Suggestion” is often regarded as innocuous, but there are valid explanations why it should be removed rather than retained on your device.
This type of software generally results in alternations in the browser settings that are unwanted. For the most part, “Microsoft Suggestion” does not require any approval to start displaying various pop-up announcements and redirect links on your screen. In addition to that, the browser hijacker may set a search engine that you don’t want to use that will replace the default one. iPhone and iPad users may also detect substitutions in the homepage URL that may be replaced for an address that is unrelated to their interests. And these changes may take place in any browser, be that Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
The endless redirecting and production of pop-ups, banners, and other commercial content that “Microsoft Suggestion” and “Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks” offers may have a significant impact on the overall usage of the affected device and the users’ web browsing experience. Issues with the iPhone or iPad such as lagging, screen-freezing, and browser unresponsiveness may become a daily disturbance. Moreover, an app like “Microsoft Suggestion” may expose yourself to various dubious online promotional materials that could contain ransomware, Trojans, viruses, and other threats. Therefore it’s better to uninstall “Microsoft Suggestion” and remove all of its settings from your browser to prevent a potential encounter with a well-hidden malware that pretends to be a pop-up or an interesting web page.
Remove “Microsoft Suggestion” 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.
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.