Protection-Fixer.Fun iPhone

 

Protection Fixer Fun

Protection Fixer Fun is what security experts identify as your typical browser hijacker. However, Protection Fixer Fun in particular targets only iOS devices, meaning iPods, iPads and iPhones.

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The Protection-Fixer.Fun Calendar Virus

If this program has made its way into your device, it is likely because it was integrated with some other application that you recently downloaded. And you will be able to recognize its presence by the odd behavior of your Safari, Chrome or other browser. Namely, users most commonly complain about changes made to the main search engine as well as the browser’s homepage. And in addition to those, it’s not uncommon for the browser to begin to generate numerous popups and banners, along with other types of online advertising materials.

Furthermore, your browser may also begin to redirect the page out of the blue – also as a result of Protection Fixer Fun’s presence on your device. And the only possible way to rid yourself of all these annoying effects would be by removing their very source – Protection Fixer Fun. Below we have put together a detailed removal guide that will walk you through this process.

Remove Protection Fixer Fun 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. 

  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.

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. 

Does Protection Fixer Fun represent a threat to my device?

Browser hijackers are generally seen as fairly harmless, but not enough to consider them entirely legit either. For one, they use stealthy installation methods to reach the end user, which is already a red flag. And for another, they are often associated with the risk of landing virus infections as a potential result of their activities. For instance, due to the aforementioned page redirects, you could be sent to a web location that’s been compromised by hackers and infiltrated with Trojan horse viruses, ransomware and who knows what else.


2 Comments

  • How do I delete the actual events off of my calendar. They seem to be shifting days so that I always have two days of events. Please help this is driving me nuts

    • Hi Eric,
      on your iPhone go to Settings and then go to Passwords and Accounts. Then click on Subscribed Calendars. Inside delete everything that looks suspicious to you. Try this and tell me how it went.

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