Secured Fix Club
If you have discovered Secured Fix Club on your iOS device, you have got yourself a browser hijacker infection. Secured Fix Club is basically an advertising tool that is designed to generate online ads during browsing sessions.
Hence, you shouldn’t be surprised that the quantities of banners, popups and other ads has drastically increased. In addition, if you’ve started experiencing page redirects lately, this is also a direct result of Secured Fix Club’s presence on your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod. Similarly, Secured Fix Club may also influence other aspects of your browser and its settings, such as those pertaining to its homepage and/or default search engine. These may be replaces with new pages and you won’t have the option to change them back.
Luckily, however, if you remove this browser hijacker from your device, all of these negative effects will go away as well. And you will also be able to restore your browser configurations. Below is a detailed removal guide that will walk you through the process of completely uninstalling Secured Fix Club.
Things to keep in mind when interacting with Secured Fix Club
As all browser hijackers, Secured Fix Club is not a malicious program or a virus. This is contrary to a rather widespread albeit mistaken belief that is floating about on the internet.
Nevertheless, the activities of such applications have a tendency to make the infected devices more vulnerable to external threats including viruses such ransomware, spyware and others. Therefore, it’s best to try and minimize your interactions with any of Secured Fix Club’s content. And ideally, try to just remove the hijacker as quickly as possible to avoid future issues.
Secured Fix Club 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.
To remove Secured Fix Club 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 Secured Fix Club and delete anything that looks suspicious.
Another thing you should try if you are getting targeted by this kind of spam.
- Log in to 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.
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.