System Tech Notify
If you have discovered System Tech Notify on your Apple iPhone or other iOS device, you’ve been infected with a browser hijacker. System Tech Notify is generally harmless, but is nonetheless considered potentially unwanted and should best be removed.
Software such as System Tech Notify exists for the purpose of generating revenue for its developers through paid popups, banners and other online ads. Other activities that it may engage in within your Chrome or Safari browser include page redirects and meddling with the browser configurations to some extent. For example, it’s not uncommon for hijackers to replace the default search engine with a new and usually unfamiliar one. And similarly, they may also change the homepage URL to a different one.
All of this can prove rather frustrating, especially once you realize there’s almost nothing you can do to take back control over your browsing program. Therefore, the only possible solution to this problem is the removal of System Tech Notify. And with the help of the below instructions, you should be able to handle this issue in no time.
If you’re wondering if SystemTechNotify may turn out to be some harmful virus program such as Trojan or ransomware, don’t be worried. Browser hijackers like SystemTechNotify, Space Shell Vpn, Cationoppo aren’t intended to damage your device in any way, although they may result in sluggishness and other such undesirable side effects.
System Tech Notify most likely came attached to some other application that you recently downloaded. And this is especially common with apps that don’t come from the App Store or licensed (read reliable) software developers.
|Name||System Tech Notify|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Changes made to the browser’s interface as well as a substantial increase to the number of visible ads during web browsing sessions.|
|Distribution Method||In most cases, browser hijackers for iPhones and iPads are included as integral parts of other applications.|
Remove System Tech Notify 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.
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.