Yourlandsecurity is a browser hijacker that is commonly found in Safari, as well as other iOS-compatible browsers. This app is known for transforming the main browser of your iPhone or iPad into an ad-generating tool.
The moment it gets installed, Yourlandsecurity or Clear Your iPhone From Malicious Attacks will typically shower you with a stream of sponsored advertisements, different banners, and pop-up notifications, as well as page redirect prompts and links to ad-supported pages.
When you have this software on your iOS device, you may also notice some unauthorized changes to the normal configurations of your browser. For instance, without your consent, the homepage URL may be substituted by another. The default search engine may also be replaced with a new search engine that constantly generates supported search results which have nothing to do with your actual searches.
Your Land Security
Basically, for as long as Your Land Security is enabled on your iPhone or iPad, you may continuously receive a ton of aggressive web ads, different reminders and click prompts during all your web navigation sessions. If you click either of these advertising materials of Your Land Security, they normally will open up more promotional content or redirect you to questionable sites where different online threats like viruses ransomware, Trojans and any other malware may be hiding.
The most frustrating fact about browser hijackers like Yourlandsecurity is that removing or restricting the ads generated by them may not be actually possible. At least, not until you fully remove the ad-generating software from your iOS. That’s why in the guide below we will show you how to uninstall Yourlandsecurity and get rid of its commercials and browser changes in a few easy steps.
Remove Yourlandsecurity 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.
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.
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