iPhone4 malware warning wont go away

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by atticus679, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. atticus679 macrumors newbie

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    I accessed a website through the Twitterific app, then tried through safari on my iPhone4, and got a pop up window saying:

    Warning! Your computer is at risk of malware attacks. We recommend you to check your system immediately. Press OK to start the process now...

    The only option is OK! I can't close safari, close my window or anything! I tried turning it to airplane mode and going to safari to change the pop up window, but got the same message. Eventually, I restarted the phone and it went away. Has anyone run into this before?

    I was unable to find any threads or advice when I googled it. Is it malware?

    I never had this happen on my old iPhone!
     

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  2. berrytarts macrumors member

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    send it in to Apple. they might replace/repair it.

    -Lawrence

    EDIT: did you jailbreak? if you did you might want to try unjailbreaking.
     
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

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    It's because you're trying to access PerezHilton.com, your phone is trying to save you :D
     
  4. benna macrumors regular

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    Try a hard reset of the phone. Press and hold power button and home button at once. It's basically an unending popup window to screw users that open the same on a PC.

    No Malware. Just don't hold it that way :p
    -Steve Jobs
     
  5. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Force quit Safari then clear cache and history (cookies probably wouldn't be a bad idea if you're really worried).
     
  6. kiantech macrumors regular

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    if you click the ok it will go away...jk. But really just go into settings for safari and clear the cache, history, and cookies.
     
  7. djgulia macrumors 6502

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    I had a malware warning like that pop up yesterday while going to a site I've been to many times before without a problem. Only happened once, so I was :confused:
     
  8. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

    IrishVixen

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    ^^^This.

    Had the same thing happen on my iPad last week. This was the only way I found around it. Clearing cache/cookies/history is done from Settings/Safari, not from the Safari app itself.
     

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