iPad IOS Virus ???

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by krawfo, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. krawfo macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    I came home today and my wife said to look at her iPad (iPad 3 running IOS 7.1).
    Safari screen shot is attached. I can't close any open tabs and this popup shows up no matter what tab I click on. I tried doing a reset but it's still there when I open Safari.
    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Just some scummy/spammy web site script that doesn't do anything but is just annoying. Try going to Settings > Safari and clearing all Safari data from there and that should hopefully get Safari back in working order (as it shouldn't try to reload previously opened tabs which have some of these crappy sites that do this).
  3. krawfo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    Thanks so much. That worked. I really appreciate your quick reply. BTW, my wife thanks you too.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Good to hear that worked out.
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Notice the mispelled/wrong word, even in the first line "Potential Thread Detected!..."
    Would be Threat, in the real world. :D
    That immediately takes it way down my list for valid stuff...
    Then, if you search for the phone number 1-877-813-3611 - that shows a site called Trutekk.com, which is a computer support company (from who knows where), with no affiliation with Apple, or iOS.
    Just some site trying to sell you on providing service, and using some scary screen to try to convince you of what you need. Those schemes or similar have been around for years on Windows, but less commonly on OS X or iOS...
    You don't need permission to ignore it.

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