Protections Fix Best
Protections Fix Best is an iPhone app that can be defined as a browser hijacker due to its aggressive advertising behavior and its sudden page redirects. Protections Fix Best will keep showing you pop-up ads and redirecting your online searches until you remove it from your iPhone.
This type of app is commonly encountered on Windows PCs and Android devices. However, in recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of hijackers available for Apple products such as Mac computers and iPhones. Protections Fix Best, in particular, is a hijacker that’s been created to specifically install on iPhones and take over their Safari browsers. Unwelcome apps like this one are known for gaining extensive permissions on the device, which allows them to alter the starting page of the browser or tamper with its default search engine. This, in turn, makes it possible for a hijacker such as Protections Fix Best to control your browser, flood it with ads, and redirect it to sites that you’d probably not want to visit.
To top it all off, most hijackers like this one tend to frequently generate pop-up banners on the device’s screen that cover everything and need to be tapped on in order to be removed. However, interacting with anything that comes from Protections Fix Best is not advisable as it may potentially compromise the security of your iPhone. You could get redirected to sites that contain phishing elements or dangerous viruses such as Trojan horses, Spyware, and Ransomware. For that reason, we urge you to remove this unwanted app and we will even help you do that through our removal guide that you’ll find within the next lines.
Remove Protections Fix 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.
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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 Protections Fix 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 Protections Fix 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.