The Win iPhone is a misleading advertising page, which can be opened when you surf the Web. If the internet browser opens automatically to the “Win an iPhone” web-site, then your computer is infected by an adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software), which was set on your PC system without your consent. Because, the ‘ad supported’ software is often used to show a ton of unwanted pop up ads within the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge’s screen. If you would like to free your computer of adware and thereby remove Win iPhone popup ads and are unable to do so, you can follow the instructions below to scan for and remove this ad supported software and any other malware for free.
The full text of the “Win iPhone” pop-up ads is:
Win an iPhone
Congrats! You are on the way to win a brand new iPhone! kindly enter your information, starting from your email address:
Please fill in your email address
The adware, that opens unwanted Win iPhone pop-up ads, may insert various banners and links directly to the web-sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the site. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful software. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a lot of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some ad supported software to also change all browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web browser to undesired ad web sites like Win iPhone, some of which might be malicious. It can make the whole PC more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We strongly suggest that you perform the step-by-step instructions below which will assist you to remove Win iPhone pop-up ads using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
Remove Win iPhone pop-up ads
The following step by step instructions will allow you to delete Win iPhone popup ads from the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the steps below will allow you to delete malware, hijacker infections, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars that your system may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web browser or reboot your machine.
To remove Win iPhone pop up ads, use the following steps:
- Get rid of Win iPhone popup ads without any tools
- How to automatically get rid of Win iPhone pop-up advertisements
- How to block Win iPhone pop ups
- Tips to prevent Win iPhone pop ups and other unwanted programs
- To sum up
Get rid of Win iPhone popup ads without any tools
The useful removal guide for the Win iPhone redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Win iPhone pop up ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete PUPs through the MS Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your PC and see if there are any suspicious and unknown applications. If you see any, you need to uninstall them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown in the following example.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Remove Win iPhone ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the internet browser’s homepage, new tab page and default search provider that have been changed by ad-supported software that developed to reroute your web browser to various ad web-pages such as Win iPhone.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the procedure of cleaning. When it’s finished, the web browser’s settings including newtab page, homepage and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Get rid of Win iPhone pop-up advertisements from Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the redirect to Win iPhone web site.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web-browser settings to its original state.
Remove Win iPhone pop ups from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings like home page, new tab page and search engine by default having been changed by adware that redirects your web browser to undesired Win iPhone web site, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect.
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 launch your computer, it will display Win iPhone unwanted web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all malicious tasks which have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a dialog box that called 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 shown in the following example.
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, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “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 is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Fix infected internet browsers shortcuts to get rid of Win iPhone redirect
Important to know, most anti-malware programs that are able to get rid of ad-supported software, but unable to scan for and recover modified shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge web-browsers manually.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web-browser as displayed below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll display a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed on the screen below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers that are re-directed to the Win iPhone intrusive web-site.
How to automatically get rid of Win iPhone pop-up advertisements
Many antivirus companies have made software that help detect adware and thereby remove Win iPhone from the Google Chrome, IE, FF and Microsoft Edge browsers. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to use. Your PC system can have a lot of potentially unwanted software, adware and hijacker infections installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or harmful application returns after restarting the personal computer, then start your machine into Safe Mode and use the anti-malware utility once again.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to delete Win iPhone pop-up advertisements
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find and remove Win iPhone advertisements from the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your computer.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, launch the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan” button .Zemana application will scan through the whole machine for the ‘ad supported’ software which redirects your web browser to unwanted Win iPhone web page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
Once finished, you can check all threats found on your system. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will remove ‘ad supported’ software that cause annoying Win iPhone ads to appear. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
Scan and clean your system of adware with Malwarebytes
You can delete Win iPhone ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily remove browser hijackers, ad-supported software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is complete, close all software and windows on your system. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup MalwareBytes Free on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes a lot of annoying Win iPhone pop up advertisements.
After MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has completed scanning your personal computer, MalwareBytes will display a scan report. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will remove ad-supported software that causes lots of annoying Win iPhone pop up ads. When the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to delete adware, hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Scan your system and remove Win iPhone redirect with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility which can scan your PC system for a wide range of security threats like malicious software, adwares, PUPs as well as adware which created to redirect your web browser to various ad web pages such as Win iPhone. It will perform a deep scan of your personal computer including hard drives and Microsoft Windows registry. Once a malicious software is found, it will help you to remove all detected threats from your machine by a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: July 23, 2020
When the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to launch the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” .AdwCleaner application will scan through the whole machine for the adware that reroutes your internet browser to unwanted Win iPhone web site. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
After AdwCleaner has finished scanning your PC system, AdwCleaner will display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found as on the image below.
When you’re ready, press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will begin to delete adware that causes a large count of undesired Win iPhone pop-up ads. When disinfection is complete, the tool may ask you to restart your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
How to block Win iPhone pop ups
If you surf the Internet, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocker application. AdGuard is an ad blocking which can filter out lots of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, web-pages such Win iPhone, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Win iPhone pop ups and other unwanted programs
To sum up
Now your system should be clean of the ad-supported software which developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad sites like Win iPhone. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and undesired harmful sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, browser hijackers and ad-supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new adwares, harmful applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Win iPhone redirect from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.