Mothereve is a browser-hijacking app for iPhone and iPad devices that will keep causing page redirects in your browser to unknown sites until removed. Mothereve will also put ads, pop-ups, and flashy banners on your screen in its attempts to advertise different products and services.
This type of app is not something uncommon – thousands of users land similar browser hijackers every day, oftentimes without even realizing it initially. Of course, it doesn’t take long before the symptoms associated with applications like Mothereve, Amigatesa, Critical Threat iPhone Message become apparent. Some of them we already mentioned: browser page redirects, sudden generation of pop-ups and banners, and other unpleasant disruptions while the infected iPhone is connected to the Internet. It is even possible for an app like Mothereve to cause certain changes in the Safari or Chrome browser of the device – the homepage of the browser may get replaced and the main browser search engine may get hijacked and forced to show a big number of advertised entries in the search results.
Seemingly, the main problem related to this app is the fact that it can be particularly frustrating to have in your system. However, there’s an even bigger issue and that is the potential security hazards you may get exposed to if you keep this hijacker in your system for long. Unfortunately, the ads, the pop-ups, and the page redirects may not always be linked to the safest of web locations and, in some instances, this may lead to getting exposed to dangerous viruses such as Trojans, Spyware, or Ransomware. If you want to prevent any potential virus infections indirectly caused by Mothereve, removing the hijacker is the way to go. Below, you will find some helpful removal instructions on how to uninstall this aggressive advertising app from your device.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Sudden redirects in the browser and obstructive pop-ups that get spammed on the screen of your iPhone are the main symptoms.|
|Distribution Method||Most iPhone hijackers are disguised as helpful apps in order to mislead users into installing them.|
Remove Mothereve iPhone 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.
This is the first thing you should try if you are getting targeted by this kind of spam.
- Log in yo your account at iCloud.com and tap on Calendar.
- Tap on the Settings icon (a gear icon) located in the lower-left corner of the screen.
- Now, select Preferences and then Advanced.
- Change the Invitations setting from In-app notifications to Email to and provide your current email.
- Lastly, click on Save to confirm the change.
Note that after you do that, you will no longer get any events automatically added to your Calendar. Instead, they’d go to the email you have provided. This also applies to the spam you’ve been getting – it would too go to your email, but at least you won’t be getting the spam notifications on your screen.
The next part of this post will tell you how to check your iPhone for an actual Calendar spam virus and how to deal with such a virus if it gets detected.
To remove Mothereve Calendar Virus quickly you can try this:
1. Go to Settings on your iPhone/iPad.
2. Open Passwords and Accounts.
3. Then go to Subscribed Calendars.
4. Look for Mothereve or anything that looks suspicious and delete it.
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.