Remove “Your iPhone has been compromised” Pop up “Virus” Message (April 2019 Update)

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Nowadays, even iPhones aren’t immune against unwanted junk apps and undesirable software such as browser hijackers and adware. In this article, you are about to learn about “Your iPhone has been compromised” Message which is a rather annoying piece of software that you can get on your iPhone or iPad device. This isn’t a virus and it won’t attempt to cause harm to the device but what it can do is spam its display with nagging ads and pop-ups making it difficult for you to use it. Also, certain unwanted changes may be made to the browser of the device – it’s homepage may get replaced as well as its new-tab page. The default search engine that the browser uses to convey your searches may also get altered. Sudden pop-ups, page-redirects, screen-wide banners and other similar intrusive contents are likely to start to get displayed on your screen whenever the device is connected to the Internet. Naturally, this could quickly get on anyone’s nerves and that is the reason so many people with “Your iPhone has been compromised” on their iPhones and iPads have recently requested help with this unpleasant software piece.

One thing to realize here is that, since the creators of browser hijackers/browser redirects like “Your iPhone has been compromised” Pop up make money off the ads they spam the users with, it’s in their best interest to ensure the annoying app stays on a given device for as long as possible. This is why most hijackers are rather tricky to eliminate if you are not familiar with them. They don’t’ typically operate or get installed as a single app and instead are typically include as built-in components inside other applications. Below, however, we may be able to help you resolve this problem and uninstall “Your iPhone has been compromised” Pop up removing all of its components from your device.

Remove “Your iPhone has been compromised” Pop up Message

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. 

Don’t forget to be careful with the advertisements

It is not a secret that many of the ads you see online aren’t really what they seem. Many of them are misleading or outright fake and unsafe. This is why it is important that you limit your interaction with online pop-ups, banners, box messages and page-redirects when they don’t seem to be trustworthy. The problem with that when you have a hijacker, however, is the fact you may oftentimes accidentally tap on some advert without really wanting it or get redirected to some obscure site without having done anything to trigger the redirect. And this happening could potentially expose you to some actual dangers such as Trojans which brings us to our original point – “Your iPhone has been compromised” is an unwanted piece of software and shouldn’t be kept in your iPhone. We can help you get it removed and uninstalled but only if you strictly follow the guide from this page. Removing the annoying app and all of its components will effectively get rid of all the ads and put an end to the intrusive activities happening on your screen when you are trying to use your web browser.


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