Protection Cleaner Fun

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Protection Cleaner Fun

Protection Cleaner Fun is a browser hijacker that is compatible with most iOS browsers. Hence, once inside your iOS device, Protection Cleaner Fun will attach itself to your Chrome, Safari or whatever other browsing program you’re using.

Protection Cleaner Fun

The Protection Cleaner Fun Virus will fill your calendar with fake events.

Browser hijackers have started to become increasingly popular with Apple devices, in particular iPhones, iPads and iPods. Before this used to mainly be a problem of Android device users, but apparently nothing is stagnant. The symptoms are all nevertheless the same. Namely, users mainly experience changes made to their browser’s appearance, such as replacements of the default search engine and the browser homepage.

Furthermore, it’s not uncommon to see a new toolbar added to the browser. But the changes also directly affect the browser’s behavior as well. Namely, your Chrome or Safari may begin to trigger page redirects during your online sessions and send you to sponsored web locations.

But most notably, software of this type has a strong tendency to generate large quantities of popups, banners and other forms of online ads. This is what usually annoys the affected users above all else. And if that is your case as well, then you will likely want to remove Protection Cleaner Fun in order to rid yourself of all the irritating advertisements. If so, then you can make use of our free removal guide just below this post.

We would like to emphasize also that removing Protection Cleaner Fun will also contribute to minimizing the risk of exposure to various viruses and other threats. Many experts associate browser hijackers and other such applications with the potential of running into Trojans, ransomware viruses and other malware due to the many page redirects, for example.

SUMMARY:

Name Protection Cleaner Fun
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Page redirects, aggressively positioned online ads in the form of popups, banners and others; changes to some of the main browser’s settings. 
Distribution Method Program bundles that are typically made available for free download on various file-sharing and similar platforms. 
Detection Tool

Protection Cleaner Fun Removal

This is the first thing you should try if you are getting targeted by this kind of spam. 

  1. Log in to your account at iCloud.com and tap on Calendar.
  2. Tap on the Settings icon (a gear icon) located in the lower-left corner of the screen.
  3. Now, select Preferences and then Advanced.
  4. Change the Invitations setting from In-app notifications to Email to and provide your current email.
    iPhone Calendar Virus
  5. 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, theyd go to the email you have provided. This also applies to the spam youve been getting – it would too go to your email, but at least you wont 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 Protection Cleaner Fun 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 Protection Cleaner Fun or anything that looks suspicious and delete it.

Step1

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.

Step2

Choose Preferences from the Safari menu. Then do the following:

  1. Select the Security icon and then click on “Block pop-up windows“. This should stop many types of pop-ups from appearing.
  1. 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/

Step3

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.


2 Comments

  • Hi! I’ve been trying to remove this Protection Cleaner Fun thingy from my calendar as it’s appeared on my iPhone… I’ve followed through your steps but logging into iCloud on my phone only allows me access to my Photos, Notes and Find My iPhone apps. Help?

    • Hi Patricia, when you are logged in your iCloud you need to find the calendar app and then proceed with our guide.

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