iPhone Calendar Virus: How It Works
Depending on your recently visited websites, you might have installed an iPhone calendar virus on your device. As a result, your smartphone is listing now suspicious events for which you might get alerts every 30 minutes. Are you in this situation right now? If yes, we can show you a calendar virus iPhone fix. Let’s take a look at how to delete calendar events on iPhone.
Below there is a screenshot of the suspicious fake events that victims have been receiving on their phone this week:
This iPhone calendar virus gets installed after the user visits random websites – not necessarily adult sites. For example, Jessica Szilagyi, one of our readers who sent us the screenshot above, looked at a Hungarian TV show on her phone when she suddenly got the calendar alert.
The message states (grammar mistakes included): “The recording of your masturbati0n might be reached the intruders. Remove the virus? 2 viruses might be detect. Remove them now!”
As you can see, as usual, the grammar is not a scammer’s friend. The link provided leads to a shady website where additional fraud might happen (identity theft, credit card info request, etc.). It is similar to what happens in a lot of phone scams.
The Calendar Virus iPhone Fix
Jessica freaked out when she received the message above. Therefore, she tried to remove the notifications with no success until she had to Google the solution. The calendar virus iPhone fix is simple.
Watch the video below to see how it’s done or keep reading:
How to Delete Calendar Events on iPhone
Do you want to delete the iPhone calendar virus? We have the answer below. Here is how to delete calendar events on iPhone in 5 easy steps:
- Open the Calendar app from your phone’s Home screen.
- Tap the Calendars button at the bottom.
- Look for the On My iPhone section having several shady calendars listed below it. The calendar is marked with a color that matches the events that you are seeing.
- Next, click on the i button located next to the malicious calendar.
- Click Delete Calendar. Repeat to confirm.
iPhone Calendar Virus: How To Report a Scammer
Let your family and online friends know about the iPhone Calendar Virus by sharing this article on your social media. You can also officially report crooks and any other suspicious text messages or activities to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) using this link:
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