This guide was created to help iPhone users remove the Modern App virus warning.
The current article will give you some important information regarding an iPhone application known as Modern App Virus Warning that many people have reported as potentially unwanted due to its obstructive and intrusive behavior. What this app does once it gets installed onto the user’s iPhone is it starts to display unpleasant banners on the device’s screen and might also cause its Safari, Chrome or Firefox browser to get redirected to random sites (some of which might be potentially dangerous). Such behavior is usually associated with a type of potentially unwanted software known as Browser Hijacker. If you currently have Modern App Virus Warning on your Apple smartphone and are trying to have it uninstalled and removed, there is a guide down below which will show you how to do it so that you won’t need to seek professional support.
More About Browser Hijackers
Many people’s first thought when they find out there’s a Hijacker on their smartphone is that the unwanted software is some sort of malicious and harmful virus. In reality, applications like Modern App Virus Warning aren’t really all that problematic as long as you know how to remove them and as long as you remember to be careful around them. Although many specialists refer to Browser Hijackers as malware, there is certainly a big difference between applications like Modern App Virus Warning and noxious viruses the likes of Ransomware, Trojan Horses, Spyware, Worms and so on and so forth. Keep in mind that most apps that can be categorized as Browser Hijackers are normally not used to do any harm to one’s device. The primary purpose of this type of software is earning money through Internet marketing and even though oftentimes the advertising methods that are used are rather aggressive, this still does not mean that the Hijacker is going to harm your smartphone.
However, one should bear in mind that there are still potential risks that might come from applications such as this one. Though it normally would not try to harm your device, the banners and page redirects that it causes could expose the iPhone to various security hazards. Therefore, you ought to make sure to avoid the banners and close any websites that the Hijacker has opened for you.
The method that most Hijacker creators use to spread their programs is what most people know as software bundling. With this technique, the software is integrated within another application which enables it to get installed onto the user’s device without getting noticed. A good measure against this would be to always make sure to use the App Store when downloading new applications. Additionally, we also advise you to carry out your own research on apps that you want to install even if they are from the App Store – this will further decrease the chances of you landing a Browser Hijacker.
Modern App Virus Warning Removal
If you have any popup ads that are open at this time, you will need to close them all.
- Before closing the ad, check to see whether or not the pop-up has a box called “Don’t show more alerts from this webpage”. If it does, be sure to tick it.
- After you close the ad, a “Block Alerts” button may appear on your screen. If this happens, be sure to tap the button in order for you to no longer receive alerts from that page.
In the event that the above instructions did not succeed in closing the pop-up:
- If this is happenning on your Mac desktop computer, you will need to close your Safari browser by force. To do that, use the following key combination: Command-Option-Esc. A list of apps will appear, where you will need to locate and select Safari. Force close it. After this, restart the browser and press and hold the Shift key on your keyboard, once the browser opens. This will stop any ads from appearing.
- If you are using an iPod Touch, an iPhone or iPad, double-press the home button. The screen will then show you all the most recently used applications. Swipe until you have located Safari and then swipe it up so as to close it forcibly. After this, head over to Settings -> Safari -> Clear History, as well as Website Data. This will prevent ads from opening automatically when you open your browser. But note that the above will also delete your browsing history and cookies, so be sure to export them if they are important to you.
In the Safari menu, select Preferences. Then:
- Click on the Security icon, after which click on the “Block pop-up windows” option. This will prevent a large variety of different pop-ups from appearing.
- Once this is done, check the homepage and search engine settings in your browser. Adware often tends to change those. We can’t offer any more specific guides as to how to do that, due to the fact that they may vary from browser to browser.
- Click on the General icon and notice the Homepage field. Make sure that it is either empty or contains the URL of the Homepage of your choice.
- Do the same for the Search icon. It should, again, display either the default search engine or the one you had appointed yourself. Please note that in certain versions of Safari you will be able to find these settings in the General panel.
Open your Safari browser and click the Extensions button. Most of the time Adware programs rely on integrating extensions with your browser, so as to generate the pop-ups that appear on your screen. Scan the extensions and take note of those you don’t recall installing. Be sure to then remove them all, as they were most probably placed there by the Adware.