How to remove (uninstall) Protection Phone Fun

Protection Phone Fun is a dangerous utility, but it’s not an ordinary virus. It’s a good and bad thing in equal measure, and we’re going to put it clear the reasons for us to say so. The good news is that Protection Phone Fun isn't harmful independently, meaning that it won’t affect customer's data or vandalize the system as usual viruses do. It's going to generate a lot of advertising in the shape of pop-ups, huge banners and links emerging out of thin air on your monitor. You can ignore every single one of them, but it's a big discomfort nevertheless. What's not good is that as opposed to viruses, adware is rarely recognized by common antiviruses. They can’t catch it as the result of singular behavioral patterns, and can't stop it from being installed since customers do it all by hand.

Protection Phone Fun

Protection Phone Fun is utilized by hackers to display some fake movement on the pages they want to promote and to advertise the inferior-quality or inappropriate services. We are talking about drugs, suspicious programs, pirated programs or media files and “rated R” content. It's not in question, that the ads from Protection Phone Fun are very dubious and you have to ignore them under any circumstances. We have already told you, that Protection Phone Fun isn’t perilous individually, but it gets perilous if stays unattended. If an undesired program lives for long enough within your PC, it allows other harmful utilities to infect the laptop occasionally turning the device into a dump site. We believe that you've seen suchlike computers already, clogged by useless utilities, incapable of booting in less than five minutes, continually freezing, etc. You’d better eliminate Protection Phone Fun ASAP, to prevent these things happening to your machine.

 

How to protect your PC against Protection Phone Fun

Before we proceed to the deletion, you'd better realize the techniques to protect your device against Protection Phone Fun. Let us start from remembering the methods of getting into the OS. We know a ton of infection ways which undesired programs use, yet the very regular of them for adware is the affiliate infection, AKA bundling. Here’s how it works:

  • When the customer installs the package, he sees a menu in which he is to choose between a recommended and advanced manners of installation. The recommended method is pre-chosen so that all people who like to click “OK” picked it right away.
  • When a customer finds an installation file, he thinks that it is a useful program and installs it. Many antiviral programs warn their users about the possibly dangerous contents of an installer, but swindlers know a nice hoax to cope with that. The popular utilities they use as baits are usually the hacked versions of licensed software. That's why customers think that a bundle will probably raise the alarm and just ignore the alerts.
  • The installer is being put on a popular file-sharing site. They upload it to as many sites as they're able, to increase the figure of possible victims.
  • Scammers pick a nice tool that is sought-after among the regular users and bundle it with 3-4 pieces of adware. The installer is made so that you can't understand what’s inside until you start the installation. Sometimes, it occurs after the installation, when the user understands that he has installed not quite what he wanted.

If you didn’t decline the pre-selected installation way – you’ve got a ton of undesired utilities besides of a helpful tool, and we're going to assist you with their removal.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You might be interested in how a victim may detect an advertising program if even an antivirus didn't manage to do that, but we're going to answer you right now. The point is that the antivirus (if you have one), finds viruses by their structure. Scammers alter the code of their unwanted utilities once in a while by making small changes so that they stay undetectable. We don’t think that you should look into Protection Phone Fun’s code, yet we have some thoughts about how swindlers may hide adware while it stays in front of everyone’s face. You should look at the type of each tool you download. Think hard before installing browser improvement utilities and tools for social networks that want to give you some interesting types of interactions. System cleaners are highly suspicious too, as well as any pirated programs, like PhotoShop, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. If you refrain from installing these utilities, the odds of infection will drop significantly.

How to remove Protection Phone Fun

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

If you’re going to delete Protection Phone Fun – you can pick between two methods. You might eliminate it in manual mode, or through an AV tool. In case you love to cope with adware without any AV tools – you can do that, but you should remember that Protection Phone Fun isn’t the only virus inside the PC. As you may remember from the other parts of the paper, Protection Phone Fun penetrated your device through sponsored download, which means that you have easily 2-3 more hazardous utilities to eliminate. If you’re ready to cope with them all at once manually – we will help you with it.

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