Possible iPad Mini Safari virus?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BSA1127, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. BSA1127 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2013

    I've had the iPad Mini for about 3 months and never have had any problems until now. I haven't been doing anything peculiar with my iPad (just Facebook, checking the news, etc...) but now whenever I type the letter y in for YouTube in the URL bar all different pornographic YouTube videos keep coming up as suggestions.
    Now I know for a fact that nobody in my household has been looking them up.
    I try clearing the cookies/bookmarks, rebooted my iPad twice, and even did a software update but nothing worked.

    Any suggestions/answers would be most appreciated, Thanks!
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Factory restore.

    Are they in your bookmarks? If they're still there after clearing the history - it looks like they might have been saved to bookmarks (someone in your house probably isn't telling the truth ;)).
  3. BSA1127 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2013
    No, they are not in the bookmarks.
  4. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    It is possible that, given your lack of history, it is reverting to some kind of online collection and a bunch of folks of late have been hitting the porn.

    It's near to impossible for any form of malware to get in an iOS device native apps that hasn't been jailbroken. Apple wrote the apps and the operating system to make it impossible. But server side quirks are a different game.

    There is also another possibility and that is iCloud syncing. If you have safari syncing turned in with the iPad and a computer then it could be pulling from the history of the computer. Ponder this for yourself in private. And keep in mind that with sites like YouTube you don't have to be looking for porno for someone to trick you into finding it. Your 14 year old could have been on the family computer looking for Taylor Swift or One Direction music videos and someone put those keywords in their porno video and oops. And maybe you don't know about it because she was scared she'd get in trouble so just didn't tell you. Similar thing happened to my little brother
  5. BSA1127 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2013
    The only other Device iCloud synced is a iPod Touch that I use, and I know that nobody accessed the videos on the devices cause I'm the only person who uses them.
  6. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011

Share This Page