The “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” is classified as misleading advertising. It can display a fake survey or redirect your web-browser on other misleading ‘ad’ webpages. If you’re seeing this annoying website then it is possible that your web browser has become a victim of a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) category. As a result of the adware infection, your web-browser will be full of ads (pop-ups, banners, in-text links, offers to install an unwanted applications) and your computer will be slower and slower.
The full text of the “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop-up scam is:
CONGRATULATIONS! You've been randomly selected to test the new iPhone 9 (coming in 2018)! Additional testers wanted still: It's not a joke! You are invited to try our brand new iPhone 9 before it is distributed to the public. We're looking for another (30) users for feedback to make this phone the best iPhone yet.
As well as unwanted browser redirects to “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9”, the ad-supported software may collect your Internet browsing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, internet browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web-sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential information theft. This is another reason why the ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for the appearance of “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop ups, is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
The adware can change the settings of the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that a harmful software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcut files. Thus forcing the user each time start the web-browser to see the annoying “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” site.
Therefore it is very important to follow the step-by-step tutorial below as soon as possible. The few simple steps will help you to delete adware as well as clean your computer from the “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop-up scam. What is more, the steps below will help you remove other harmful apps like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto system along with the ‘ad supported’ software.
Remove “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop up ads
Fortunately, it is not hard to get rid of ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for web browser reroute to the unwanted “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” site. In the following guidance, we will provide two solutions to clean your PC system of this adware. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal solution. You can choose the way that best fits you. Please follow the removal instructions below to remove “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” redirect right now!
To remove “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam, follow the steps below:
- Manual “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” popup scam removal
- Uninstall “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” related apps through the Control Panel of your PC system
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Get rid of “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Remove “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop-ups from Chrome
- Delete “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” popup ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” ads
- Use AdBlocker to stop “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam and stay safe online
- How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam
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Manual “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” popup scam removal
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove ‘ad supported’ software that causes a huge number of annoying “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” popups. Even if the step-by-step instructions does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such adware that causes a large amount of unwanted misleading ads.
Uninstall “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” related apps through the Control Panel of your PC system
Some of PUPs, adware and browser hijackers can be removed using the Add/Remove programs tool which is located in the MS Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re running any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to get rid of it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and delete any dubious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you boot your PC system, it will show “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ software, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
The Firefox reset will remove redirections to annoying “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” webpage, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Mozilla Firefox web-browser settings to their original state.
Remove “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the adware, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s startpage, newtab and search provider that have been replaced by ad supported software that causes the “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop-up scam.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” popup ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings such as new tab, startpage and default search engine having been modified by adware which created to redirect your web-browser to various ad web-sites like “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware which made to redirect your web-browser to various ad web, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like new tab page, default search provider and home page to default state.
Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” ads
The ‘ad supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the adware that causes unwanted “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop up ads once again infect your computer. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to remove adware manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Microsoft Windows operating system. The best method to look for and delete adware is to use free malware removal software.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to delete “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam
You can download and use the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) for free. This anti-malware tool will scan all the registry entries and files in your PC system along with the system settings and browser extensions. If it finds any malicious software, adware or harmful add-on that is responsible for redirects to “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam then the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will remove them from your PC system completely.
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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After the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Free on your computer.
Once setup is complete, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana AntiMalware tool will begin scanning the whole machine to find out adware that responsible for the appearance of “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the scan is finished, a list of all threats found is prepared. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana will begin to get rid of ad supported software which causes annoying “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop up advertisements.
Delete “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” ads and harmful extensions with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a free removal utility. It removes potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers and unwanted browser extensions. It will identify and delete adware that causes multiple annoying popups. Hitman Pro uses very small PC resources and is a portable program. Moreover, HitmanPro does add another layer of malware protection.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download Hitman Pro from the following link.
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Once the download is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as displayed on the screen below.
Further, click “Next” button . HitmanPro utility will start scanning the whole PC system to find out adware that causes lots of intrusive “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” popups. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your personal computer and the speed of your computer. Once finished, you can check all items found on your machine as on the image below.
Review the report and then click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to automatically remove “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam with Malwarebytes
Manual “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop-up scam removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of ‘ad supported’ software. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malware, PUPs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your PC system can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
After the download is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you may see its main window as shown below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes application will scan through the whole system for the adware responsible for “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop-ups. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After the scan get completed, MalwareBytes will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your machine click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes will get rid of adware responsible for “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After that process is done, you may be prompted to reboot your computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to get rid of browser hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Use AdBlocker to stop “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam and stay safe online
Running an ad-blocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocking applications will also protect you from harmful advertisements and web-pages, and, of course, stop redirection chain to “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam and similar misleading pages.
Please go to the following link to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up advertisements, “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your PC system from the attack of “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” scam
Now your PC should be free of the adware that cause annoying “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” pop up scam to appear. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious webpages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new ad supported softwares and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove “You’ve Been Selected To Test iPhone 9” ads from the Google Chrome, MS Edge, IE and Firefox, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.