“Virus” Removal (for iPhone) (July 2017 Update)

What are iPhone Browser Hijackers?

Even though normally Apple products are quite resilient against viruses and other forms of undesirable software, it is undoubtedly still possible to land some form of unwanted program or application on your Apple device. This is also going to be the topic of this current article. Here, you will learn more about a Browser Hijacker application that is able to introduce unwanted modifications to your Safari or Firefox browser and overall make your online experience unpleasant if it manages to get inside your iPhone or iPad. The usual complaints about apps like this one are that the nagging software normally changes the homepage and default search engine of the browser and also causes intrusive banners and page redirects to appear out of nowhere onto the user’s display. This is not only extremely annoying but could additionally expose the device to a variety of online risks which is why putting things under control and taking care of the pesky application is crucial if you currently have “Virus” on your iPhone/iPad. Here, we can offer you a potential method for removing the Hijacker. Simply visit our guide located down this page and follow its instructions once you finish reading the current article -if you do that, the Browser Hijacker should be gone in no time.

Is “Virus” a virus?

Browser Hijackers are certainly not the worst form of undesirable software that can get inside your device. For the most part, this type of applications are nothing but an intrusive annoyance. That being said, however, one must still be careful around them, especially if they tend to frequently redirect the user to other websites or display obstructive pop-ups and banners. It is crucial that you do not interact with any content that has been generated by the Hijacker or else you might end up exposing your device to actual harmful threats such as Trojan horse viruses, Ransomware, etc.

How to ensure that it doesn’t come back

Most of the time, the method used for distributing this kind of irritating software is by disguising it as apps that would initially seem helpful. Most such Hijackers are normally advertised as some sort of useful utility for improving the speed of your device or for protecting you against malware threats. However, the truth is that the majority of such apps for iPhones/iPads are scam and shouldn’t be trusted. Therefore, the next time you consider installing some app that claims it will make your device run faster, you might want to think twice before allowing it inside your system. “Virus” Removal


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:

  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/


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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