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Protection iPhone Fun

Protection iPhone Fun

Protection iPhone Fun is identified as a browser hijacker application, specifically targeting iOS devices. Protection iPhone Fun can become part of your iOS-compatible browser, be it Chrome, Safari or some other one.

Protection iPhone Fun

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

And once this occurs, you will begin to experience frequent page redirects to various web pages, typically trying to sell you something. In addition, the number of online ads like popups and banners you see on your screen will increase rather dramatically due to this hijacker’s activity. And it’s also very common for software of this type to meddle with other browser settings, such as change the homepage and replace the default search engine.

Luckily, however, you’re not doomed to deal with these annoying changes forever. Removing Protection iPhone Fun from your device will instantly rid you of all the ads, and you will be able to change your browser settings to suit your preferences. Below you will find a detailed removal guide that will show you how to uninstall Protection iPhone Fun from your iPod, iPad or iPhone.

Can Protection iPhone Fun do any harm?

Browser hijackers aren’t generally considered to be harmful in any way. Unlike viruses and malware, Protection iPhone Fun doesn’t have the capacity to corrupt files or steal sensitive information. However, due to the activities that Protection iPhone Fun engages in, you do run the risk of being exposed to such viruses, including terrible threats like Trojans and ransomware. This can happen as a result of being redirected to an unsafe web location, for example, or interacting with an ad that’s been compromised by hackers.

 

Protection iPhone 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 iPhone Fun
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Aggressive web ads all over the the screen, auto-redirects to unfamiliar pages, unauthorized web browser changes.
Distribution Method Browser Hijackers are typically included in free software packages and are promoted as bonus applications to the main installation.

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