Urselfheralec iPhone

Urselfheralec

Urselfheralec is a junkware application for iPhones that forces aggressive ad-generation and page redirects in the Chrome or Safari browser. Removing Urselfheralec is highly advisable as its presence on the device could potentially lead to a number of security issues related to different forms of viruses.

Urselfheralec iPhone

The Urselfheralec iPhone calendar Spam

There is no need to panic, though – even if Urselfheralec, Ritingelephan, Notiftoday are currently installed on your device, their presence is unlikely to cause any direct damage to the iPhone. This is not the goal of browser-hijacking apps like this one. Instead, the purpose of Urselfheralec is primarily advertising-related. This app has been developed to serve the needs of the online marketing industry by aggressively promoting different sites and products that need better exposure. The makers of Urselfheralec make money from the paid banners and page redirects that the hijacker generates inside the Safari browsers of iPhone users. Pay-Per-Click and Pay-Per-View are the remuneration models that make this possible. However, obviously, it all comes at the expense of your and other users’ peaceful and undisturbed online experience. Therefore, uninstalling the hijacker is really your only option if you wish to put an end to the sudden redirects in your browser or the generation of screen-wide pop-ups that try to sell you some obscure product.

The real danger related to Urselfheralec and other similar apps, however, is the content they may try to popularize. While most of the things advertised by such apps are harmless, there’s always the possibility of suddenly getting redirected to a malware-filled site with Trojans or Ransomware viruses on it. This is, in fact, the main reason we advise our readers to remove any browser hijackers from their devices using the uninstallation guides we always put at the bottom of our articles.

SUMMARY:

Name Urselfheralec
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Symptoms such as sudden pop-ups and page redirects in the browser are to be expected from Urselfheralec.
Distribution Method This app is mainly distributed as a an added feature to other applications.

Remove Urselfheralec iPhone Calendar 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.

This is the first thing you should try if you are getting targeted by this kind of spam. 

  1. Log in yo your account at iCloud.com and tap on Calendar.
  2. Tap on the Settings icon (a gear icon) located in the lower-left corner of the screen.
  3. Now, select Preferences and then Advanced.
  4. Change the Invitations setting from In-app notifications to Email to and provide your current email.
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  5. 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, theyd go to the email you have provided. This also applies to the spam youve been getting – it would too go to your email, but at least you wont 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.

To remove Urselfheralec 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 Urselfheralec or anything that looks suspicious and delete it.

Urselfheralec 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.

Urselfheralec 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/

Urselfheralec 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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