Alert-booster.club Calendar Scam on iPhone/Mac/iPad
Alert-booster.club is a website that was reported to push fake Calendar messages on iPhone and other macOS devices. The messages associated with Alert-booster.club present fake information with the purpose to make users follow instructions that can totally disrupt the security of their operating systems. If you receive an Alert Booster Club calendar message, you should never click on the provided link. Otherwise, you can become a victim of a nasty scam that pushes rogue/malicious applications and tries to steal sensitive data like banking credentials and personally identifiable details.
As regards the reason why you receive Alert-booster.club calendar scam messages on your iPhone or Mac, it is most likely an unwanted calendar entry added without your permission. Since this may have been applied by a potentially unwanted program like adware or browser hijacker, we recommend that you scan the affected device for any present harmful files. Follow the removal instructions in this article and get rid of Alert-booster.club
|Type||Scam/Malware for iPhone|
|Short Description||Aims to modify operating system settings to display scam notificaitons in the calendar app.|
|Symptoms||The affected device begins to display various types of notifications, especially in the Calendar. This issue causes slowdowns and exposes the system at risk of malware infections.|
|Distribution Method||Software Packages, Freeware, Shady Websites|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Alert-booster.club.|
Alert Booster Club – Overview
Alert-booster.club is a domain that generates intrusive messages in calendars installed on Apple devices. It affects both iOS and macOS. Typically, these messages aim to convince you that your Mac, phone or tablet needs to be cleaned from viruses. Similar to this scam are the Notice iPhone Club, Notice Cellphone Club and Club Calendar iPhone. The end purpose of such a scam message is to trick you into downloading rogue/malicious software.
However, the type of the delivered content may vary depending on the device type and operating system, location, time and so on. The most common Alert-booster.club spam messages registered by affected users include:
- Viruses on your iPhone?! CLEAN THEM NOW
- Its your lucky day
- You have (1) Pending Package
- Your Phone is not Protected! Click to protect
- Ensure Your Online Protection, Click Now!
- Who wants a Free Apple Music Subscription?
- (1) Congratulations, you won!
- Clear your iPhone from Malicious Attacks!
New messages may flood the calendar every few hours which may be an extremely annoying issue. How does Alert-booster.club appear on your iPhone/Mac?
One thing is for sure, you have never initiated the generation of these annoying spam/scam notifications. In most cases of infection with Alert-booster.club calendar scam messages, the suspicious messages are rarely a result of an infection but rather a calendar entry that was added without your knowledge.
Oftentimes, Alert-booster.club calendar scam infection occurs without users’ notice, for example, after clicking a link on a suspicious website or after a browser redirect. However, these annoying notifications may occur as a result of an unnoticed installation of adware or another potentially unwanted application. So, if you see Alert Booster Club virus notifications, you should definitely scan your system with an advanced anti-malware tool to ensure that no PUPs are running on it.
You can find the Alert-booster.club virus removal instructions below.
How to Remove Alert-booster.club Calendar Virus on Mac
In order to remove Alert-booster.club calendar virus along with all undesired files that support its activities, you should complete several removal steps. The guide below reveals all essential removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approach. In order to fully get rid of files installed by undesired programs and strengthen PC security, we recommend that you combine the steps. Manual threat removal might be quite a complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. If you don’t feel comfortable with the manual steps, navigate to the automatic part of the guide.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.
Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:
- Backup your files in case the worst happens.
- Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
- Arm yourself with patience.
Step 1: Uninstall Alert-booster.club and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Alert-booster.club via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Remove Alert-booster.club – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Alert-booster.club files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Alert-booster.club, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.