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  1. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    In safari when I access one of my regular websites I get interrupted by a site that no matter what I do will not allow me to go any further. It is like a pop up that does not allow you to do anything except look at their crap. I copied the url : http://apple.mobile-winner.net/USA/5/?subid=1460451379mb41648587464&zoneid=928

    How do I get rid of this?
     
  2. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you should try clearing Safari cache and if it's still happen, try clearing history too.
    Keep us updated.
     
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  4. xerxers macrumors member

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    Yes i also had this last night and could not get rid of it. But mine said lucky winner and it had an address of facebook.com.

    So I thought I will play your game and filled the pages in with garbage. and it still told me I was a winner.
     
  5. skyperbon macrumors regular

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    Try clearing your History and Browsing data from the settings menu.
     
  6. NoBoMac, Apr 12, 2016
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    NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Started happening the other day as well for me. And only on this site. Probably one of their CDNs got hit through a vulnerability (saw a story on ArsTechnica yesterday that a CDN that is used by some major Netherlands sites was affected, so, could see others or MacRumors using same).

    And, yes, try clearing data/cache/history. Think that solved my issue.

    ADD: spoke too soon. Just got a spam popup on MacRumors, so, 99% sure some issue with a CDN and or MR site, in my case.

    ADD2: if OP is not using a device that support ad blockers (eg. iPad3) in Safari, might try using a browser that does have built-in ad blocking (AdBlocker Plus for example). Seems to be working ok for me and MacRumors on my iPad (all other devices have ad blocking, so, not seeing the spam ad popups on anything else or any other site).
     
  7. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

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    Try removing all profiles. Does this solve your issue?
     
  8. xerxers macrumors member

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    Once I arrived at the page that said finished, it then stopped and I have not seen iy again today.

    the information I gave them was totally bogus so hopefully there will not be an repercussions...

    I will also change my iTunes etc password just in case. I dont even know if that will help.
     
  9. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Me and another member Sirious are also seeing this. So still reckon it's a CDN issue?
     
  10. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    I keep getting a popup on this site on my iPad saying stuff like "you're the millionth visitor today, press OK to claim your prize" or other stuff like that. It doesn't even have the OK button and pressing cancel just brings to their site with. I redownloaded 1Blocker to get rid of it.
     
  11. arms10 macrumors member

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    Got two of these Saturday from Facebook on Safari and another site. Clearing the cache and history in Safari has taken care of the matter...thus far.
     
  12. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors P6

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    Clearing cache and history did not get rid of this pest.

    I thought that Apple devices were somewhat resistant to thing like this. It is why I left Windows.

    Anyway I tried everything but the only thing that stopped it in its tracks is Crystal Ad Blocker. It still upsets me that it is still inside my device and would like to know how to remove it. There are time the ad blocker needs to be turned off.
     
  13. xerxers macrumors member

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    Hi newtons Apple,

    As you can see from my response above I just went through and completed everything using totally bogus information and the response, finally was finished. After that the pop up did , has not, appeared again.

    I know this is a pain and may also be fraught but it is something that worked for me.

    I also, later, cleared cache etc.

    Xerxers
     
  14. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thanks, I will save that if nothing else works. There should be a way of finding this and getting rid of it.
     
  15. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I have not tried myself but what if you request the desktop version of the site once you get there? Hold the refresh button in the url bar.
     
  16. rshrugged, Apr 14, 2016
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    Did you notify MR? If not, you can click the exclamation point in your post to report it, or PM a mod so it can be addressed for the site.

    (I reported the post in case MR is unaware of this issue.)
     
  17. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Update: Link provided in first post has been identified as phishing site by Safari. Trying to open it will first show a warning page saying this site is a phishing site and suggest you to close the tab.
     
  18. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors P6

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    It was not identified as such when I stepped into it.

    Still the question is how to clean up this mess.
     
  19. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just guessing here --

    Do you have another browser? If so, empty its cache.
    Have you tried a hard reset? (Hold power and home simultaneously until apple logo appears....)
     
  20. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    But my safari has reported that site as a phishing site and suggest me to close the tab.
     
  21. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors P6

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    At the time I stepped into this, Safari was not reporting so they must have done the warning recently. I am not even sure what site I was at when I did get this bug.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 15, 2016 ---
    Only use Safari on the iPad Pro 9.7. Have cleared the cache and rebooted and it still came back. The only way to stop it is my Crystal Ad Blocker.
     
  22. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Hmm. OK. I just click the link [http://apple.mobile-winner.net/USA/5/?subid=1460451379mb41648587464&zoneid=928] you have provided at the post.
    Maybe, Apple just fixes this recently, cause it's been a while since you posted this bug.
     
  23. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors P6

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  24. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Oh, all right. Reasonable.
     
  25. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors P6

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    I cured my problem by restoring my iPad via iTunes with a backup I made last week. No more pop ups, even with the Ad Blocker turned off.

    Backing up is good.
     

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