Your phone was hacked by ads
Your phone was hacked by ads is an application that operates as a browser hijacker and may commonly be found in iPhones and iPads. For the most part, Your phone was hacked by ads is responsible for hijacking the device’s main browsing apps (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and redirecting the user’s web searches to obstructive pages full of ads and banners. In many cases, the browser hijacker may also be able to gain access to and share various user data with third parties, mainly for profits.
Software such as Your phone was hacked by ads is not usually considered as harmful as Trojans, Ransomware, or Spyware since its main objective is to advertise specific sites and their products and services. However, the way this is done is typically through very intrusive means. For instance, the page that the hijacker wants to promote may be set as your homepage, replacing the one you have initially chosen. Or, Your phone was hacked by ads may install its own search engine that directly reroutes you to specific web locations, promoted by the intrusive program. That’s why you must ensure that you take all the steps that are required to uninstall Your phone was hacked by ads if you feel this program is messing with your iPhone or iPad.
As we mentioned above, Your phone was hacked by ads could redirect you to sites with dubious material, which could expose you to many hazards, including misleading/fake web offers, phishing pages, and malware downloads that have been disguised as harmless ads and pop-ups.
Besides, this browser hijacker probably has gained extensive permission over your iOS device after it has been installed. Therefore, removing Your phone was hacked by ads should be a high priority for you if you want to regain full control of your web browsing experience and your Apple device.
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Your phone was hacked by ads Removal
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.