iPhone is a rogue junkware app for iPhones that will spam your device with paid page redirects that lead to unknown sites. will also spam banners on your screen and generate sudden pop-ups that may try to sell you fake or low-quality software. iPhone

The Virus will spam your calendar.

Even though you aren’t dealing with a virus program or other malware such as Trojan horses or Ransomware, the presence of this intrusive app on your iPhone or iPad and its effects on browsers like Safari or Chrome should not be overlooked. You’ve probably already learned first hand just how irritating this unwanted app could be. However, something you may not be aware of is that this piece of software may represent a potential threat to the safety of your device (albeit indirectly). It is never a good sign if there is some questionable application that takes all kinds of liberties in your system and constantly tries to promote stuff on your screen without your promotion. Some of the banners, pop-ups, and page redirects that is known for generating may even result in virus infections on your device if they land you on some hazardous, malware-filled site.

The best thing you can do at the moment is find a way to uninstall this hijacker. The problem is that you are unlikely to find it as a separate app on your iPhone. Most hijackers like, or Critical Threat iPhone Message are distributed as built-in components in other apps. Therefore, you will likely need to find an app in your device that has the hijacker added to it and remove that app. To help you do this, we’ve prepared a brief removal guide that will instruct you on how to remove the hijacker from your device.


Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Unauthorized changes in the Safari browser as well as the generation of page redirects and pop-ups are the main symptoms here.
Distribution Method The most popular method of distributing iPhone hijackers is hiding them as added features in other apps.

Remove iPhone Calendar 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 yo your account at 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
  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 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 or anything that looks suspicious and delete it. iPhone

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. iPhone

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/ iPhone

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. 


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Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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