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Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by M.PaulCezanne, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. M.PaulCezanne macrumors 6502a

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    So my iPhone 6 Safari has developed this pop-up. It’ll appear after several seconds on various websites. Clearing all data doesn’t help. Can’t find much on this from any site that seems reputable.

    Running 11.2.2.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    Use a content blocker. Same thing happened on my mom's devices when she accessed a certain part of a news site she goes on. I couldn't figure out why it kept redirecting her, so I just installed AdBlock and it was fixed.
     
  3. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    I had this when I was trying to access MR the other day! I should look into a content blocker I guess.
     
  4. M.PaulCezanne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any idea why we’re not all getting this? It’s happened to me on MacRumors.
     
  5. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like a bad ad. You could message the mods and ask them about it.
     
  6. M.PaulCezanne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was going to do that but it happened on other sites too so I don’t think it is.
     
  7. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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  8. M.PaulCezanne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. As I said, clearing all data does not help.
     
  9. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    Probably due to MR and the other sites are using the same CDN for ads.
     
  10. M.PaulCezanne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That might make sense because I haven’t experienced it on every site and I’ve seen it only a couple of times on MR.
     
  11. Starship67 Suspended

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    It probably has happpened to a lot of users. Not everyone is going to create a thread about it however. It’s happend to me and I didn’t.
     
  12. M.PaulCezanne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I don’t expect everybody to create a thread, but I figured if it were widespread we’d have heard about it by now. I guess not. Good to know you experienced it too. I’ll find a way to report it.
     
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    It is appearing with every other visit here now. It just started happening in the past week.
     
  15. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    I have AdBlock on my iPhone. I don't get ads in Sfari, but that annoying "Amazon" ad pops up in Words with Friends.
     
  16. MacTiki macrumors member

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    Out of curiosity which ISP are each of you using?
     
  17. tuandallas macrumors newbie

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    This method solved it instantly for me...


    Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data > swipe left on the trouble website to delete


    I had tried clearing browsing history multiple times, rebooting the phone, etc, to no avail. Deleting the trouble website from “Website Data” fixed it right away. I didn’t delete any of the other websites except the one that kept having the pop-up...for me it was www.bbc.com.


    FYI, my phone is iPhone 6 on iOS 11.1.1
     
  18. MacintoshDan macrumors 6502

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    I used to never see these things, now I see them much more. I cannot figure out where they are coming from, I even see them come up in apps like local news apps and facebook.
     
  19. GovtMule66 macrumors newbie

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    If I am posting this question in the wrong place I apologize in advance. I am on my last nerve with the problem I have.

    “Amazon Congratulation Pop Up”

    This pop up happens mainly when I go to ESPN.com but it also has popped up on other sites including this one.

    I have tried others suggestions of deleting history & cookies. I have went into Settings>Safari> and cleared History & Website Data and I went a step further Settings>Safari>Advanced>Website Data and cleared it also. I have tried resetting & rebooting to no avail. Can someone please tell me how to make this pop up go away?

    I have a iPhone 6 using IOS 11.2.5

    I am including a snapshot of the pop up.

    Thanks
     

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  21. GovtMule66 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help. I downloaded the ad blocker you suggested and will give it a try. Do I just need to enable the Ad blocker in Safari or are there other settings I need to change?
     
  22. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Yep. Just go to settings, safari, and content blockers and enable it there.
     
  23. jlp2979 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for AdGuard. Have not seen this annoying pop up or anything else in weeks.
     
  24. Vermifuge, Feb 15, 2018
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    Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Actually, i believe someone mentioned the other day that this is malware. Clear your safari cache and cookies and it should stop showing up.

    here:


    @MICHAELSD posted this the other day


     
  25. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Adguard or Adguard Pro does an excellent job of blocking nasty things. I have the lifetime license for the Pro version for iOS and Mac, and it has done what it is supposed to. Customer support is very prompt.
     

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