iPhone malware... Need help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Barry01, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Barry01 macrumors newbie

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    I cannot remove this... What can I do? I am locked out of Safari and Chrome

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  2. barbu macrumors regular

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    1. install a content blocker such as 1blocker and see if that helps.
    2. don't go to trash websites ;-)
     
  3. Barry01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I clicked on what I thought was a legit link in Facebook :(
     
  4. barbu macrumors regular

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    Let us know how it goes with a content blocker installed.
     
  5. Barry01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! So far so good... I rebooted after I installed the blocker.
     
  6. barbu macrumors regular

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    Great! Running a blocker is good for increasing both safety and battery life, plus it reduces data consumption and privacy invasions. It's win-win.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure why you'd be blocked in both Safari and Chrome unless you opened the same link in both for some reason.

    Aside from content blockers for Safari, which are certainly useful, often enough the way to clear these stuck web sites would be to reset Safari data from settings (and in case of another browser trying something similar or perhaps deleting and reinstalling the app).
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    That says it all right there! ;)

    Legit. Facebook?

    Really?!
     
  9. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    i got this same message on facebook for t-mobile subscribers while i was reading a story on cbs news
     

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  10. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    It's a maliciously crafted advertisement, it uses JavaScript to send a message to the browser. Content blockers will block this junk.
     
  11. barbu macrumors regular

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  12. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    You can also go to settings and chose click on clear history and website data. That will fix it right away.
     
  13. barbu macrumors regular

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    Perhaps, but then you lose your browsing history. I'd find that mighty annoying since i refer back to things all the time.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sometimes that might be the only way to get rid of it.
     

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