Ritingelephan iPhone

Ritingelephan

Ritingelephan is an unwanted browser-hijacking application for iPhones that will force your Safari or Chrome browser to generate paid page redirects. Ritingelephan is also known for taking control of different settings in the browser as well as for generating obstructive pop-up banners while the Internet connection is enabled.

Ritingelephan iPhone

The Ritingelephan.top Calendar Virus

If you are worried about the safety of your iPhone due to the presence of Ritingelephan, Notiftoday, Reducation.club or anything other like these on it, there’s a good reason to want to remove this undesirable app. However, this doesn’t mean you should panic. In fact, Ritingelephan will most likely not harm your device. The real threat comes from the advertising content it may try to expose you to. The problem with most browser hijackers, in general, is that the sites and products they tend to promote could oftentimes be of low-quality or even potentially hazardous. Also, to make matters even worse, Ritingelephan won’t give you any options to limit and control the adverts and site-promoting redirects that get spammed in your browser. Instead, it will simply keep using your screen as a platform for pushing its advertising campaign with little to no concern with regard to the safety and security of your iPhone’s system.

That being said, as was mentioned above, the hijacker app itself can’t directly threaten the health of your device. As long as you make sure to uninstall this unwanted app, everything should be fine and you won’t be at risk of getting exposed to Trojans, spyware, worms, Ransomware, or other viruses. To help you with the removal process of the hijacker, we’ve posted a guide manual with instructions we advise you to follow in order to uninstall Ritingelephan.

SUMMARY:

Name Ritingelephan
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms The most obvious sign that there’s a hijacker on your iPhone is the sudden page redirects that your Safari will experience.
Distribution Method The main method for spreading these apps is the use of software bundling, meaning that the hijacker get added to another application as a bonus feature.

Remove Ritingelephan 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 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.
    Ritingelephan 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 Ritingelephan 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 Ritingelephan or anything that looks suspicious and delete it.

Ritingelephan 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.

Ritingelephan 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/

Ritingelephan 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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