Protection-phone1.site is what is more widely known as a browser hijacker. And Protection-phone1.site particularly targets the browsers on Apple iOS devices (i.e. iPhones, iPads and iPods).


The Protection-phone1.site virus will spam your calendar.

Hence, once it is installed on your device, Protection-phone1.site will integrate with the Chrome, Safari or whatever other browser you’re using. And as soon as this takes place, you will notice a substantial increase in the number of online ads that you come across during browsing sessions. For example, you might start seeing large screen-wide banners plastering the display or popups that cover the website you’re trying to navigate, etc.

In addition, your browser may start to behave oddly and cause spontaneous page redirects to various web locations that will typically be trying to sell you something. Last but not least, Protection-phone1.site may also make changes to the browser’s interface. So, it’s very common for users to notice that their browser homepage has been replaced with a new URL, and/or that there’s now a new default search engine as well.

What can be rather infuriating about all of this is that there’s no obvious solution to reinstating the old browser settings and configurations. And that is because the developers of hijackers like Protection-phone1.site are vested in that their applications remain on the infected devices for as long as possible. These programs are actually designed to generate revenue for their creators through the display of paid ads such as the one we mentioned earlier.

And if you try to reset your browser on your own, you will find that the settings return back automatically. This may, in turn, prompt you to believe that you’ve been infected by some Trojan or ransomware virus, but that’s not the case. And in order to get rid of all the ads and irritating changes, you simply need to remove Protection-phone1.site.  


Name Protection-phone1.site
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Popups, banners, box messages and various other online ads covering your screen during browsing sessions.
Distribution Method Usually as an integral part of other applications that are, as a rule, not distributed through the official App Store.
Detection Tool [Guide_iOS]

Protection-phone1.site Removal

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 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.
  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-phone1.site 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-phone1.site 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:

  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/


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. 


About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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