If your device has been infected by Protection-cellphone.fun, you have gotten yourself a browser hijacker on your iPad or iPhone. Protection-cellphone.fun is specifically designed to target the browsers on iOS devices.
Therefore, Protection-cellphone.fun can integrate with browsers like Chrome and Safari. And once it does, it will begin to significantly affect the browser’s performance, as well as its appearance. For instance, after this application becomes part of your browser, you will notice changes made to its homepage and even the default search engine. Furthermore, this type of software is particularly well known for generating vast amounts of popups, banners, box messages and other types of online advertisements directly in your browser, regardless of the websites you’re on.
But it doesn’t end there either. Thanks to Protection-cellphone.fun, your browser may begin to spontaneously redirect your page to various sponsored web locations that may be trying to sell you something. If you would like to remove all these unwanted changes, then you will first have to remove Protection-cellphone.fun itself. And for that we have included special instructions in our free guide just below this post.
Protection Cellphone Fun
Browser hijackers like Protection Cellphone Fun aren’t generally considered to be harmful, nor should they be associated with viruses and malware. However, Protection Cellphone Fun can be accused of disrupting your browsing experience and potentially even compromising the overall performance of your iOS device.
And that is one of the reasons why experts categorize this type of applications as potentially unwanted. Another reason for this is the risk of exposing your system to unsafe web locations that in turn may be harboring actual viruses such as Trojans, ransomware and others.
Remove Protection-cellphone.fun 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.