iPhone ads

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Edge1978, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Edge1978 macrumors 6502

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    "your iPhone has been randomly selected"

    I keep getting that popup whenever I click on a link. I did clear website data and history then hard reset. But it is still doing it? Is there another option I can ttry?
     
  2. beernut macrumors 6502

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    any link or you're on a specific site? if you get it again, post the page the link is on
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    The above information would be helpful. Also, do you not have a content blocker installed/enabled?
     
  4. Edge1978 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I always visit tvline.com and if they offer a video, before I am even able to click on anything, I recieve the ""your iPhone has been randomly selected"
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    I do not. I never even thought of installing one on my iPhone 7 plus
     
  5. willmtaylor, Oct 25, 2016
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I browsed the site for several minutes with no ads. Perhaps try installing a content blocker.
     
  6. beernut macrumors 6502

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    same here.

    i'm sure it is one of the ad servers tho. i've been seeing more and more reports of the full page ads on phones lately.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Can you take a screenshot of the message?
     
  8. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    I've had this happen to me too on an app. It only lets me click ok, so I always have to kill the app before I can use it.
     
  9. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Don't visit pages that host ****** ads.
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    All pages have ads, even ones that don't host them can have malware hidden in the ad. You might as well just say don't go on the internet.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Most pages don't have crappy ads like that though.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yet an ad, yes any ad, can contain malware even if it dosn't look "crappy"
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, that can happen, it just generally doesn't.
     

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