Vpn3protectplus infects the Safari and Chrome browsers on iPhone and iPads. Vpn3protectplus is compatible with all the latest iOS versions and becomes instantly noticeable after it’s installed on the device.
Namely, you will start noticing large quantities of popups and banners during your web browsing sessions. And very often it will be quite difficult to avoid tapping on these ads, which will constantly result in page redirects to various sites trying to sell you some type of product or service.
In addition, software like Vpn3protectplus is known as browser hijackers and the reason for that is that these programs have a strong tendency to mess with the original configurations of the infected browsing applications. Thus, they can, for instance, replace the default search engine with a different one. And they might even set it as the new browser homepage, as well.
Furthermore, browser hijackers like Vpn3protectplus are notoriously persistent and as long as they are present on your iOS device, they will be in charge of your browser and will override any changes you try to make to the settings. This is generally the reason that most people choose the remove these applications from their iPhone or iPads. And to assist you with this task, we have designed a special removal guide which you can find on this page.
If you’re worried about whether or not Vpn3protectplus may in some way damage your system – it won’t, at least not directly. What can happen is that as a result of its aggressive advertising campaigns, your device may potentially be exposed to malicious threats such as Trojans and ransomware viruses.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Online ads filling your screen no matter what website you visit; changes made to the browser’s settings such as a new homepage and new default search engine.|
|Distribution Method||Browser hijackers for iOS devices are usually integrated in other free apps.|
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.