Notiftoday is a page-redirecting app for iPhones and iPads capable of causing uncontrolled ad- and banner-generation and page redirects in the devices’ Safari and Chrome browsers. If Notiftoday is on your iPhone at the moment, it is suggested that you uninstall it to prevent potential exposure to more dangerous threats.
The best advice we could give anyone who has this app installed on their iPhone is to follow the instructions in the Notiftoday removal guide on this page in order to remove the unwanted app. Otherwise, this browser-hijacking iPhone app will keep spamming you with endless streams of ads, pop-ups, banners, and site-promoting redirects until, eventually, you end up getting redirected to some Trojan horse-, Spyware-, or Ransomware virus-infested site.
The goal of the Notiftoday hijacker is to advertise and, by doing so, generate money for the people who have created it. However, the content this app promotes may not always be something you’d like to have your iPhone exposed to. One of the biggest issues when it comes to hijackers is that many of the people who resort to the advertising and site-promoting services of such apps are actually cybercriminals and Internet crooks who seek to profit off the backs of regular users such as yourself. In some of the worst-case scenarios, you may even get your device targeted by malware threats, including phishing viruses, Trojans, and Ransomware. We are certain that you wouldn’t want any of this to happen, which is why we once again advise you to try completing the removal guide we’ve prepared for those of this article’s readers who may need its help.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Users with a hijacker on their iPhone typically complain about unusual browser behavior and sudden redirects to unknown sites.|
|Distribution Method||Usually, free low-quality applications tend to be the ones that carry with them a hidden hijacker component.|
Remove Notiftoday 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 Notiftoday 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 Notiftoday 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.