Moneymsg takes on the role of a type of ad-generating program that delivers ads directly to users’ Apple iOS devices. And to do this, Moneymsg embeds itself in the Chrome, Safari or other browsers of these devices.
Hence, Moneymsg and You Are Exposed Online falls into the category of so-called browser hijackers. But Moneymsg doesn’t merely just generate ads on your screen, although there will certainly be no shortage of banners, box messages and popups during your browsing sessions.
Your browsing experience will quickly start being defined by spontaneous page redirects to sponsored web locations. And on top of that, every time you open your favorite web browsing program, you will be forced to stare at the homepage that Moneymsg has set. The same also often applies to the default search engine. And as long as this software is present on your iPhone or iPad, you will be powerless to change these settings back to their original state.
Hence, if you would like to rid yourself of all this advertising nonsense, you will need to permanently remove Moneymsg from your device. And for this purpose we have prepared a special removal guide just below this post. It’s in step-by-step format and should be easy to follow, but if you have any issues, feel free to drop us a line in the comments.
Another reason you may have to want to delete Moneymsg from your iPhone or iPad, though, is directly tied to your device’s security. Namely, programs like Moneymsg can expose you to potentially unsafe web locations, and therefore also to viruses like ransomware, Trojans, spyware and more.
Remove Moneymsg Virus 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:
- 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.