Protection Device Best
Protection Device Best is an application that is designed to generate paid ads in your Safari, Chrome or other browser. Protection Device Best specifically targets Apple iOS devices.
In addition to the paid ads that come in the form of popups and banners, among others, software like Protection Device Best is also known to alter certain settings of the infected browser. This is why these types of applications are best known under the collective term of browser hijackers.
The settings changed are usually those pertaining to the default search engine, for example. Software like Protection Device Best may replace it with a custom one in order to make it easier to display more sponsored search results. Furthermore, this search engine may also be set to replace the regular browser homepage in order to automatically boost its traffic count. And no matter what you do, you won’t be able to undo these changes as long as Protection Device Best is present on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The only way you will be able to restore your browser settings back to their normal state is only by removing Protection Device Best from your device. And you can do this with the help of the removal guide we’ve prepared for you below.
Another reason why you’d want to remove Protection Device Best as soon as possible has to do with the potential risk of getting infected with viruses. This is a danger commonly associated with browser hijackers due to the page redirects that they tend to impose on users. Thus, if you’d like to avoid any close encounters with ransomware, Trojans or other virus programs, you’d best head down to the removal guide now.
|Name||Protection Device Best|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Changes made to the browser’s interface, including a new homepage and/or search engine, new toolbar, additional buttons, etc.|
|Distribution Method||Usually bundled together with other applications that are typically distributed by sources other than the App Store.|
All malware on iOS typically attempt to steal accounts. Even if you eradicate the malware there’s really no way to know if your passwords are safe aside from using a password manager. We recommend downloading Cyclonis to secure your accounts.
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Remove Protection Device Best 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 Protection Device Best 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 Device Best 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.