“Warning iOS Crash Report” Scam Removal

How irritating is this virus?

If you have had “Warning iOS Crash Report!” installed onto your iOS device, then you’re likely struggling with annoying and obstructive pop-ups generated by the nagging software as well as frequent page redirects when you’re using your Safari, Firefox or Chrome browser. This software behavior is typical for Browser Hijackers, which is what this article’s focus will be on. Read the following few paragraphs if you want to learn more about “Warning iOS Crash Report!” and how you can remove it and ensure that it does not return to bother you ever again.

Can it harm your device?

Normally, Browser Hijackers like “Warning iOS Crash Report!” are not malicious and would not try to cause any damage to your tablet or smartphone. Most applications that fall under this category are used as advertising tools that generate income for their creators through aggressive marketing methods. However, we believe that one should not tolerate the presence of such software on their device. Though they aren’t inherently malicious, they could still potentially represent a security risk, which is more than enough reason to have “Warning iOS Crash Report!” removed and eliminated as soon as you notice that it has gotten onto your device.

Stay safe

Our advice for the readers of this article, who have already had the Hijacker installed onto their smartphone or tablet, is to try to avoid any interaction with the unpleasant pop-ups and page redirects or else, their device might get exposed to more dangerous threats such as Ransomware or Trojans. Of course, this is not to say that all of those pop-ups and pages you get redirected to are potentially harmful, but there’s still no need to take any unnecessary risks.

Hijacker distribution

Most developers of Browser Hijackers for iOS tend to distribute their products through other applications, within which they put the Hijacker, making it an integral part of the other app. A good piece of advice here, if you want to avoid such shady applications that carry Browser Hijackers, would be to only use the App Store when installing new applications. However, we ought to mention that there are numerous examples where Hijacker applications have gotten inside the App Store. Therefore, another good tip that we want to give you is to always carry out your own research on apps that you want to download. Note that the rating and reviews in the App Store can be manipulated through fake profiles in order to trick the users into downloading some shady and potentially unwanted application.

“Warning iOS Crash Report!” Scam Removal

Step1

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.

Step2

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/

Step3

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.