Tionassociet is iPhone software designed as a browser-hijacking advertising app that causes obstructive page redirects in Chrome and Safari. Tionassociet is focused on promoting different sites and products without the permission of the user and its activities may sometimes lead to system security weaknesses.
It is generally not a good thing to have a browser hijacker such as Tionassociet, Nglypartime, Smenexperio installed on your iPhone. For starters, the undesirable app will never stop spamming your browser with site redirects and putting obstructive banners on your screen that won’t go away unless you tap on them and, in turn, get sent to the site they are promoting. In addition, due to the many different permissions this type of app usually gains once installed, it may also be able to alter system and browser settings without requiring your approval. Some of the things that may often change are the homepage address of the browser and/or the default search engine it uses in its Omnibox.
While all of the changes, the popups and other ads, and the page redirects caused by Tionassociet can be quite unpleasant and irritating, there’s actually a much bigger problem related to this type of app that we must address here. This problem is the possibility of getting your iPhone targeted by Trojans, Spyware, Ransomware, and other similar virus threats if you don’t remove the hijacker on time. The reason for this is that the content promoted by most hijackers is not always safe or reliable. Since many hackers and online crooks employ the promoting services of apps like Tionassociet, it is best to ensure that you uninstall the hijacker before any major problem has occurred. If you need help with the removal of the Tionassociet hijacker, the guide on the current page will provide you with the needed uninstallation instructions.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Symptoms such as unauthorized changes in the Safari browser of the iPhone and sudden automatic page redirects are the most common ones.|
|Distribution Method||Usually, this type of app can be found uploaded to third party software download platforms in the form of .apk files.|
Remove Tionassociet iPhone Calendar 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.
This is the first thing you should try if you are getting targeted by this kind of spam.
- Log in yo your account at iCloud.com and tap on Calendar.
- Tap on the Settings icon (a gear icon) located in the lower-left corner of the screen.
- Now, select Preferences and then Advanced.
- Change the Invitations setting from In-app notifications to Email to and provide your current email.
- Lastly, click on Save to confirm the change.
Note that after you do that, you will no longer get any events automatically added to your Calendar. Instead, they’d go to the email you have provided. This also applies to the spam you’ve been getting – it would too go to your email, but at least you won’t be getting the spam notifications on your screen.
The next part of this post will tell you how to check your iPhone for an actual Calendar spam virus and how to deal with such a virus if it gets detected.
To remove Tionassociet Calendar Virus quickly you can try this:
1. Go to Settings on your iPhone/iPad.
2. Open Passwords and Accounts.
3. Then go to Subscribed Calendars.
4. Look for Tionassociet or anything that looks suspicious and delete it.
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.