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Space Shell Vpn Virus

Space Shell Vpn

Space Shell Vpn is an unwanted application that iPhone users get after downloading new apps from unreliable third-party sources. Space Shell Vpn is known for tampering with the settings of the browser and causing the generation of pop-up and banner ads, sudden page redirects, and other aggressive forms of advertisement.

Space Shell Vpn

The Space Shell Vpn Virus

Even though this app is not categorized as an iPhone virus and it lacks the harmful abilities of Trojan horse viruses or Ransomware infections, it could still result in various problems with your device’s system. Therefore, it is advisable that you remove it from your iPhone immediately.

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The main reason why apps like SpaceShellVpn or Critical threat are seen as unsafe despite their overall harmless nature has to do with the ads that they tend to put on users’ screens. SpaceShellVpn is usually used for promoting low-quality products and sites and try to popularize websites that are secretly employed as malware-distribution platforms.

Obviously, you wouldn’t want an app that may cause page redirects in your browser to malware-infested sites, which is why we strongly recommend that you make sure to remove the hijacker right after you finish reading this short article. If you don’t know how to uninstall the undesirable Space Shell Vpn , you can find some useful instructions in the guide down below, so be sure to check it out and follow the steps you’ll see there in order to fully and safely dispose of the unwanted software.

Also, if you want to keep such apps away from your iPhone from now on, it is advisable to stick to the App Store and not download applications outside of it. 

SUMMARY:

Name Space Shell Vpn
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Hijackers cause the browser to suddenly open sites that the user usually doesn’t want to visit. It may also generate ads on the lock-screen and display big obstructive banners.
Distribution Method Usually, such apps are distributed through unreliable software download platforms and are disguised as seemingly helpful apps.

Remove Space Shell Vpn Virus from iPhone

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.

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. 

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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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