Protection Fix Fun Virus

The Protection Fix Fun Virus

The Protection Fix Fun Virus is an unwanted app for iPhone devices that tries to expose the user to different ads and redirect their browsing to certain promoted sites.The Protection Fix Fun Virus isn’t harmful to the device but its ads and redirects could be really frustrating, not to mention potentially unsafe.

Protection Fix Fun

The Protection Fix Fun Virus spam your calendar with events.

This app belongs to the well-known browser hijacker category. This is a type of unwanted software that focuses on aggressive advertising of different sites, products, services, and so on. The way most hijackers achieve their goals is they secretly install in the user’s browser, change the default search engine, replace the homepage, and then start to swarm the screen with page redirects and pop-up ads. As long as the hijacker stays installed on the device, the aggressive advertisements will keep on getting displayed on the device’s screen. Naturally, this could be quite frustrating for users as most of these pop-ups, banners, page redirects, and other forms of advertisement can make it rather difficult to use the device normally.

What’s even worse about them is that the products or sites they advertise may not always be what they initially appear to be from the ad. Oftentimes, hijackers like Protection Fix Fun are used for the promotion of dubious websites and low-quality products. Some users may even get attacked by Trojans, Ransomware viruses, or Spyware if they aren’t careful and end up visiting some unsafe and malware-infested site.

All of this is why we highly recommend that you hurry up and remove this unwanted app from your iPhone device with the help of the removal guide below.

Protection Fix Fun Virus Removal

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

  1. Log in yo 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.

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. 

SUMMARY:

Name Protection Fix Fun
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  A Hijacker would install a new search engine service in the browser and use it to redirect your searches to advertised sites.
Distribution Method The method that is most commonly used to spread apps like Protection Fix Fun is called software bundling.

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