pop-up scam for iOS? How do you close tabs that are in an error loop?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Somian, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Somian macrumors member

    Somian

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    Hi,

    On one of our iphones some ad redirected to a malicious URL that keeps opening error messages in safari ("Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid")

    It's on iOS 10.1.1

    Is there a way to close tabs when an error message is up? I tried killing safari and restarting the iPhone.
     

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  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    If your on a plus thenturning the phone to landscape gives you access to the tabs. If it's the current tab then the close x is displayed.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/virus-on-ipad.2021085/ should be of some help.
     
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    force quit safari from recent apps viewer, upon launching it again ull see itll quickly reload the page before it starts spamming u with the ****** scam, during that reload period u can spam press the refresh/halt button to stop the reload before it fully completes.

    easy.
     
  5. Somian thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks Yun0. That fixes it.

    I hope apple fixes that, though. The popup should be part of the website and not block the whole browser.
     
  6. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Another solution is:

    -Force quit Safari from app switcher
    -Tap Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data

    Sometimes even Yun0's suggestion might not work.
     
  7. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I just turn-off WiFi. Close the app (double-tap the Home button, swipe it up). Then, open Safari and hit the tab button and close the site.

    Then turn WiFi back on.
     
  8. Somian thread starter macrumors member

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    @FSMBP that doesn't work, because even if it can't make a connection, you'll get the message that the URL is invalid.
     
  9. NoBoMac macrumors 65816

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    What Rok73 said.

    Another thing to try is force quit Safari. Go into settings > Safari > Advanced and turn off Javascript. Restart Safari and you might be able to close the offending tab. Re-enable Javascript.
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    On force touch device, you can create a new tab using force touch, and then close that tab containing malicious tab using tab view.
     
  11. Techwizjr macrumors newbie

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    I had same problem, I closed safari and used Siri to open a page which it opened in safari and then I tap and hold on tab icon and closed all tabs. I hope this was helpful.
     
  12. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Good thing you bumped an 8 month old thread.
     
  13. phil1527649450560685636 macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Aug 13, 2017 ---
    WTF is 'force quit'?????? maybe keystrokes?????
     
  14. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Long press on the icon in the lower right , you can force close all tabs at once.
     
  15. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    However, popular will grey out the entire screen area, including the tab icon.
     

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