Q. How do I stop “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop up scam from ‘flooding’ my web-browser? I have had no luck blocking them using ad-blocking extension. If someone has any hints would be great!
Text presented in the Your apple id has been disabled! POP-UP:
Contact Support Your iPhone has been locked due to detected illegal activity. Your apple id has been disabled! Immediately call Apple Support +1(844)-357-0777 to unlock it!
A. We have investigated this problem and it appears to be adware is likely installed on your Apple Mac and/or web-browser. In order to remove adware and “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop up scam you should try to clean cache and history of your web-browser. Also uninstall dubious extensions from your web browser. In addition, reset your browser settings and use adware software removal utilities provided below.
Dangerous Adware – What Is It? Adware is a part of malware whose motive is to generate profit for its creator. It have various methods of earning by displaying the ads forcibly to its victims. Adware software can generate popup deals and fake alerts, show unsolicited advertisements, alter the victim’s web browser settings, or redirect the victim’s web-browser to undesired webpages. Aside from causing unwanted advertisements and web browser redirects, it also can slow down the MAC system.
Does adware steal your privacy data? Adware may collect your Net surfing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, web-browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and websites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or privacy data theft. This is another reason why the adware which cause pop-up scam should be uninstalled immediately.
|Name||Your apple id has been disabled!|
|Type||Tech Support Scam, adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop-ups, popup ads, pop-up virus|
|Domain related to the “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam||iosm.s3-website.ca-central-1.amazonaws(.)com|
|Fake Tech Support Phone Number||+1(844)-357-0777|
|Removal||“Your apple id has been disabled!” pop-up removal guide|
In the few simple steps below, we will explain useful ways on how to clean your MAC of adware and remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam from your web browser.
How to remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop-up scam
Fortunately, we’ve an effective method which will assist you manually or/and automatically get rid of “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam from your web browser and bring your web-browser settings, including home page, search engine and newtab, back to normal. Below you will find a removal instructions with all the steps you may need to successfully get rid of adware software and its traces. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or restart your machine.
To remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop-up scam, execute the following steps:
- How to manually remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam
- Scan your MAC system and delete “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam with free utilities
- Use AdBlocker to stop “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop-up scam
- To sum up
How to manually remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam
These steps to delete “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop up scam without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully remove this adware software that causes “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop-up scam in your web browser.
Delete potentially unwanted programs using the Finder
Check out the Finder (Applications section) to see all installed applications. If you see any unknown and dubious applications, they are the ones you need to remove.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all dubious and unknown apps.
When you have found anything dubious that may be the adware which causes intrusive “Your apple id has been disabled!” popup scam or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then right click this program and select “Move to Trash”. Once complete, Empty Trash.
Remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” popup from Safari
The Safari reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by an malicious software.
Click Safari menu and select “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all unknown plugins from Safari.
Once complete, click “General” tab. Change the “Default Search Engine” to Google.
Find the “Homepage” and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Delete “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
Resetting Mozilla Firefox browser will reset all the settings to their default values and will remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop up, malicious add-ons and extensions. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
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 displayed in the following example.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox internet browser settings to their original settings.
Remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by adware and get rid of “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop-up from browser. This will also disable harmful plugins as well as clear cookies and site data. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The internet browser will open the settings screen. Another method to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as displayed in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the task of cleaning. After it’s finished, the web browser’s settings including start page, new tab and default search provider back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Scan your MAC system and delete “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam with free utilities
If you’re unsure how to get rid of “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop-ups easily, consider using automatic adware removal programs which listed below. It will identify the adware software that causes multiple intrusive popups and delete it from your MAC for free.
Automatically remove “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
Manual “Your apple id has been disabled!” popup scam removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware software can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes that are fully free your machine of adware. Moreover, this free tool will allow you to get rid of browser hijacker infection, malware, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars that your MAC OS may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
Once the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware which causes the “Your apple id has been disabled!” popups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your MAC. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) application is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat. All found items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply press “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, malicious services and so on.
Use AdBlocker to stop “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop-up scam
Use an ad blocking tool such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam websites. Additionally, ad-blocker apps will help you to avoid unwanted pop-up advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
After the downloading process is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you run your MAC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block “Your apple id has been disabled!” scam, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages.
To sum up
Now your MAC system should be free of the adware that causes “Your apple id has been disabled!” pop up scam. We suggest that you keep MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop intrusive advertisements and malicious webpages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps.
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