Adware on my iPhone X iOS 11.2.2

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by iModFrenzy, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Our actions define our legacy
    So I’ve had an issue where many sites are throwing a “amazon” pop up add claiming I’ve won a prize. On MacRumors as well.

    I have wanted to preserve my iPhone X on 11.2.2 as it has no issues, jailbreaking would be great for giving me the features Apple has yet to include(ahem Dark Mode, all that wasted power...)

    Anyone having this issue?
  2. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2015
    Use a blocker such as adguard. That’ll stop it. It’s a problem with all phones.
  3. Helmsley macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2017
    United Kingdom
    I've had that before. As the previous poster said, an ad blocker is what you need. I use Adblock Plus.
  4. dcp10 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Yeah I had that problem for awhile until someone suggested AdGuard in another thread. Stopped the problem cold.
  5. iModFrenzy thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Our actions define our legacy
    Alright I've decided to try out AdGuard, Thanks for the help! Hopefully the problem will no longer persist
  6. muledoggie macrumors newbie


    Sep 19, 2007
    ISPs can inject this kind of thing, too, right?
  7. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I was having this issue to the other day, on this site specifically actually. It was unnerving with how powerful this "ad" was since it would forcefully redirect me. I just closed all my tabs, and closed safari, reopened and haven't seen it since. Before that it was doing it very frequently.
  8. DJKillerKeemstar, Mar 15, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2018

    DJKillerKeemstar macrumors newbie


    Nov 14, 2017
    Hmm, I was having this problem on my iPad and my iPhone so I decided to clear all website data. Turns out there was around 500MBs of data being cached from Safari. As soon as I deleted the website data my iPhone and iPad started to run a lot smoother, and not just in Safari, but the entire OS. I'm not really sure why this is, but if I had to guess I would say that the fake Amazon pop up installs some kind of crypto miner and people haven't detected it yet for whatever reason.



    Literally a couple of minutes after I made this post I got another Amazon popup on my phone. This time I looked at the new cookies that it generated. Here's what I found...

  9. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    Yes. This is a common practice in some countries that ISP pushes ad towards user browser.

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