How to remove (uninstall) iPhone-fix.com

iPhone-fix.com

iPhone-fix.com is a malicious piece of software, yet it cannot be called a virus. This fact might be considered a pro and con simultaneously, and here we will put it clear why it is so. It's good to know that iPhone-fix.com is not dangerous independently, and it's not going to spoil user's data or vandalize the system as typical viruses do. It will show you loads of aggressive promotional materials in the form of pop-up ads, links emerging without any logic on your monitor and big banners. You may manage to hide them all, but that’s what might be called a real discomfort. What's not so good is that as opposed to viruses, adware is rarely spotted by common antiviruses. They cannot spot it as the result of strange behavior algorithms, and cannot stop its installation as users install it manually.

iPhone-fix.com is used by scammers to generate some fake activity on the pages they need to boost and to sell the inferior-quality or restricted goods. We are speaking of suspicious utilities, fake merchandise, “rated R” files and hacked programs or audio files. Of course, the pop-ups from iPhone-fix.com are extremely dangerous and shouldn’t be clicked under any circumstances. We’ve said in the previous parts, that iPhone-fix.com is not harmful independently, but it becomes perilous if you leave it unattended. If adware spends enough time within your device, it lends a hand for more suspicious programs to infect the workstation thus turning your workstation into a dump site. You might see such systems occasionally, clogged with dangerous tools, incapable of booting in less than five minutes, continually lagging, etc. You should eliminate adware as soon as possible, to avoid these problems with your own machine.

 

How to protect your PC against iPhone-fix.com

Before we launch the elimination process, you have to know the manner to guard the PC against undesired programs. We're going to begin from studying the methods of infection. We know a bunch of infection techniques which malicious tools use, yet the very common of them for iPhone-fix.com is the sponsored download, also known as bundling. This is how it works:

  • When a customer notices a bundle, he decides that it is a nice utility and downloads it. Many antiviruses warn their customers about the probably undesired contents of an installer, but hackers know a helpful trick to get through this. The proper utilities used as titles for packages are usually the hacked variants of licensed programs. That's why customers expect that they most likely will conflict with their AV utilities and just ignore the alerts.
  • Fraudsters choose a useful program that's popular among the regular people and bundle it with 3-4 advertising programs. The bundle is made in a manner that you can't see what's inside until you launch the installation. In the worst cases, it becomes clear after the installation, when the user realizes that he has received not what he planned.
  • In time of the installation, a victim notices a dialogue window in which he has to pick one between a preferable and advanced installation methods. The recommended variant is pre-chosen so that all people who like to click “OK” selected it automatically.
  • The package is being uploaded on a sought-after file-sharing website. They upload it to as many sites as they can, to maximize the number of probable victims.

If you haven't rejected the recommended installation method – you’ve got plenty of hazardous tools instead of a helpful program, and we can help you with their elimination.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You might wonder how a user can spot adware if an antivirus didn't manage to do that, but we're going to answer you right now. The trick is that your antiviral tool (if there is one working on your workstation), is recognizing undesired tools through their signature. Hackers modify the structure of their perilous programs once in a while by uploading small changes without altering the overall aim. We don’t recommend you to look into adware’s code, but we did some thinking about how fraudsters would conceal iPhone-fix.com when it remains in front of the victim’s face. You should consider the species of every utility you install. Don’t ever download browser improvement programs and add-ons for social networks which promise you some new sorts of interactions. System cleaners are also extremely dubious, as well as all cracked utilities, like Excel, Word, PhotoShop, PowerPoint, etc. If you refrain from downloading these ones, the odds of infection will drop dramatically.

How to remove iPhone-fix.com

Step 1. Check recently added applications

  • Click Applications in the Finder sidebar
  • Drag unwanted program to the Trash
  • Empty Trash

Step 2. Clean the browser

Safari

  • Start Safari browser
  • Display a menu of General Safari Settings
  • Reset Safari...
  • Press "Reset"

Google Chrome

Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

 

Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Delete suspicious extensions:

 

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

 

Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Step 3. Scan the system

Scan the system with antimalware scanner to delete infected elements, if they stayed.

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