The following guide was created to help iPhone users remove the “Your apple iPhone is infected by 6 viruses” scam from their machines.
Because you have landed on this page, we’re guessing you have joined the ranks of those non-believers, who thought Apple products were immune to adware. Unfortunately, that is not the case, as the numerous popups, banners and other ads that have filled your browser will probably suggest. However, we’re not here to gloat – we want to offer a helping hand and show you how to remove the annoying program called “Your apple iPhone is infected by 6 viruses” Scam, together with all the ads it brought with it. Below is a set of detailed removal instructions that will help you accomplish just that. But before heading on to them, we would recommend sticking around for some more valuable information regarding “Your apple iPhone is infected by 6 viruses” Scam and other programs like it.
What does adware do and how did it end up on my device?
Adware programs like “Your apple iPhone is infected by 6 viruses” Scam are designed to earn revenue for their developers and ensure the promotion of numerous products and services by means of generating ads on the user’s device, thus constantly exposing them to the said ads. As a result, the developers get paid based on the amount of times the ads got tapped by the user. And in order to achieve as much profit as possible, the adware also tends to gather browsing-related data from the user’s iPhone, iPad or other portable device. Usually this includes the websites you visit, the content you demonstrate interest towards and your most recent online search requests.
Thanks to this information, programs like “Your apple iPhone is infected by 6 viruses” Scam can then alter the stream of ads they’re displaying to show ads that are more relevant to each individual user. That way they increase their chances of actually attracting the user’s attention and, therefore, making more profit. However, not many users would agree with the idea of having their online movements being so closely monitored and being subjected to the privacy invasion that this practice represents. This is often one of the reasons why people choose to remove the annoying software, rather than have to put up with its intrusive ads.
Furthermore, programs like these can actually make your device more vulnerable to external threats like viruses, spyware, ransomware and more. In fact, ransomware viruses most commonly depend on malicious and fake ads for their effective distribution, so it’s important that you remain very careful around any popups or other ads that come your way. Try to avoid interacting with them, as you never know what could be hiding inside them.
“Your apple iPhone is infected by 6 viruses” Scam 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.