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Remove Connection-protect.com Pop-up Scam (Mac and iPhone)


Connection-protect.com Pop-up on Mac

Connection-protect.com is a shady website that generates misleading pop-ups and tries to convince Apple users to install rogue/harmful applications. The website is known to be part of shady advertising networks, hence, it may be displaying various online scams – fake alerts, phishing pages, fake software updates, etc. One if its commonly detected versions claims that visitors’ devices may have been compromised by recently visited harmful webpages. As regards the unwanted appearance of this pop-up scam, it may be a poorly secured website opened in the browser or a PUP that has managed to infiltrate the system.

If you see this scam in your browser, then we recommend that you ensure that your operating system is clean and secure. Otherwise, some phony ads and additional online scams may endanger the overall security of your data and system.

Connection-protect.com Scam Pop-up Summary

Name Connection-protect.com
Type Pop-up, Browser redirect (may be caused by a PUP)
Short Description A questionable website that interrupts browsing sessions to generate a pop-up with deceptive message.
Symptoms Regular browsing is frequently interrupted by unexpected redirects to Connection-protect.com and other shady sites. The affected browser may start to perform slower due to an increased number of online ads that appear on almost all websites you visit.
Distribution Method Freeware installations, Bundled packages, Qestionable websites
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Connection-protect.com Pop-up Ads

Connection-protect.com pop-up scam is designed to affect commonly used web browsers installed on different operating systems including iOS and macOS. The bogus website generates false statements about the security state of the device. All it claims should be disregarded because these statements just aim to trick you into installing a rogue or potentially harmful software on the system. Furthermore, no website is capable of identifying whether there are some malicious files running on the system or not.

Here is what one of the scam pop-ups generated by Connection-protect.com states:

There may be a suspicious activity on sites you visited. Close this notification and follow the instructions to protect your devices.

Another version of the scam claims:

Your iPad may be hacked!
Due to recent visiting unsecured sites, personal data and passwords on this iPad might be stolen via phishing pages. Devices may be blocked today if no action is taken.

Install the most trusted cybersecurity application and protect your connection to protect your Apple ID credentials and your iCloud data from possible loss.
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Scams presented on Connection-protect.com website usually push questionable security applications for iPhone/iPad/Mac protection. Even though the scam creators attempt to convince people that their app can detect and remove present issues, there is a real chance that such an app will cause more harm than good.

In the event that such a program loads on your device, it may start generating intrusive advertisements that prevent the system from operating smoothly. What’s more, is that these ads endanger the overall system security as they are often related to poorly secured or even hacked websites. Note that potentially unwanted apps tend to collect various data as well.

How pop-up scams like these generated by Connection-protect.com gain access to target browsers is primarily via potentially unwanted programs. The installation of different PUPs – adware, browser hijackers, browser extensions, is a process that happens in the background so that users cannot prevent or stop it on time. For example, you might have unnoticeably installed some kind of an undesired app while installing another recently downloaded app.

Unfortunately, there are many many free and cracked programs across the web that are set to deliver extra apps. Their installers feature potentially undesired apps that get installed by default. If you don’t notice their presence, you get one. To prevent this side effect and keep potentially unwanted programs away from your device, it is preferable to choose the Advanced/Custom configuration step whenever it is available in an app installer. There you may be able to detect the presence of added extras and eventually opt out their installation.

To sum up, the sudden appearance of Connection-protect.com pop-up scams should be a warning sign for you. The best you can do is ensure that your device is clean and secured. To clean your affected browser and secure your system against future malware intrusions, follow the steps presented in our Connection-protect.com ads removal guide.

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Connection-protect.com Scam Removal for Mac

In order to remove Connection-protect.com scam along with all associated files that enable their appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. The removal guide below you will show you all the necessary steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of existing undesired programs and strengthen the security of installed browsers and the operating system, it is recommendable to combine the steps.

In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment. We will be glad to help.

Gergana Ivanova

Highly motivated writer with 5+ years of experience writing for ransomware, malware, adware, PUPs, and other cybersecurity-related issues. As a writer, I strive to create content that is based on thorough technical research. I find joy in the process of creating articles that are easy to understand, informative, and useful. Follow me on Twitter (@IRGergana) for the latest in the field of computer, mobile, and online security.

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Preparation before removal of Connection-protect.com Scam Pop-up.

Before starting the actual removal process, we recommend that you do the following preparation steps.

  • Turn off your phone until you know how bad is the virus infection.
  • Open these steps on another, safe device.
  • Make sure to take out your SIM card, as the virus could corrupt it in some rare cases.

Step 1: Clear iPhone or iPad History and Data to remove settings changed byConnection-protect.com Scam Pop-up

1.Get to your iPhone Settings and click on the web browsers, starting with Safari:

2.Tap on “Clear History and Website Data” to clear the cache and stored information from your browser.

3.This should prevent any adware from causing problems and changing your browser settings.

Step 2: Reset your iPhone to see if the suspicious behaviour is fixed and Connection-protect.com Scam Pop-up stops infecting.

1.Hold down your iPhone’s power button and wait for the following screen, after which slide it to reset:

Step 3: Restore or Reset Your iPhone or iPad to removeConnection-protect.com Scam Pop-up

If you have set up a backup on your iPhone or iPad, a good idea is to restore your device to an earlier time, when the virus was not present and the usage of your device was smooth and fast. Here is how to do it:

1.Restore from an iCloud backup by going to Settings>General>Software Update and first updating your phone to the latest version, afer which go to Settings>Your ID>iCloud>Manage Storage>Backups. There, you should tap your device and see when was the latest backup and where are the restore points of your phone.

2.After seeing where you should restore, its time to reset your device. Go to Settings>General>Reset and then tap on “Erase All Content”.

3.After the reset, get to Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup after which sign in with your Apple ID there. Then, choose a backup from the list of backups that are available on your iCloud.

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