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System Notification Malware Detected iPhone

iPhone System Notification Malware Detected

iPhone System Notification Malware Detected is an aggressive site-promoting iPhone app that serves the purpose of popularizing certain websites by forcing the browser to cause page redirects to them. iPhone System Notification Malware Detected gains extensive permissions on the iPhone as soon as it gets installed, which allows it to make unauthorized settings changes.

System Notification Malware Detected iPhone

The iPhone “System notification malware detected” Pop up

The System Notification iPhone Virus

With the gained permissions, the System Notification iPhone Virus may go as far as to alter the homepage of your Chrome or Safari browser or modify/replace its search engine. This would further help this unwanted app promote the sites that sponsor its creators. Also, this app could learn details about you and your phone such as your location, the apps you have installed on the device, the version of the iPhone’s OS, recent browser searches and recently visited sites, and more.

Normally, the info obtained by browser-hijacking apps such as iPhone System Notification Malware Detected is used for targeted ad-generation. The unwanted app uses the data gained from your device to customize the banners and popups that it shows you and the sites it redirects you to so that they would be as relevant to your supposed preferences as possible. Some users may find this helpful as it could potentially provide them with online offers they may be interested in. However, in reality, the ads displayed by hijackers like iPhone System Notification Malware Detected are oftentimes not what they seem on the outside. After interacting with a hijacker advert, it is possible that, instead of getting sent to a site that you may be interested in exploring, you end up on some sketchy web address that may be spreading illegal software or even viruses like Trojans, Spyware, and Ransomware. That is why the removal of this undesirable app is the best possible solution and we strongly recommend that you use the following removal instructions to that end.

SUMMARY:

Name iPhone System Notification Malware Detected
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms The usual symptoms are changes in the Safari browser, aggressive site redirects, and the frequent generation of ads and pop-ups.
Distribution Method Usually, such apps are distributed in the form of .apk files and are disguised as useful iPhone software.

Remove iPhone System Notification Malware Detected 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.

System Notification Malware Detected 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.

System Notification Malware Detected 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/

System Notification Malware Detected 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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