Virus (4) detected on iPhone - Speed Booster app suggestion?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by m4v3r1ck, May 2, 2017.

  1. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Quit surfing porn on your phone. Your phone is fine, it is just scareware.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Scareware. Close the tab, don't worry, install a popup blocker for future.
     
  3. m4v3r1ck thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Don't know if I can resist! Thanks for the confirmation.

    Cheers
     
  4. m4v3r1ck thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, which one can you advise?

    Cheers
     
  5. cswifx Suspended

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    Scareware, crapware, and probably downloads an Android APK. Just close it.
     
  6. LordQ Suspended

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    Adguard Pro, hands down the best content blocker for iOS.
     
  7. Lawzen macrumors member

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    Just some silly pop up.
    I use Adblock by Futuremind. I got it when it was available for a free download.
     
  8. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    +1 for Adguard. (Free version).
     
  9. Lawzen macrumors member

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    The OP is using Chrome. Adguard free doesn't work in Chrome
     
  10. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Did he say that he uses only Chrome? (SIC!)
    It is his choice what browser to use and what app to download, the paid or the free one.
     
  11. UL2RA macrumors 6502a

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    Another reason to use Safari + ad blockers. It's really hard to use any other browser that doesn't have ad blocking built in.
     
  12. Lawzen macrumors member

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    I'm just basing it on the picture, I'm not sure if he only uses Chrome :confused:
     
  13. m4v3r1ck thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hey guys, thanks and indeed most of the time I use Chrome, except for opening links in mail, then Safari auto kicks in!

    I'll try using Safari as main browser then and AdGuard.

    Cheers
     
  14. Lawzen macrumors member

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    May I suggest Block Bear? I find that it actually blocker blocks more than Adguard free.
     
  15. UL2RA macrumors 6502a

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    Never even heard of this, but I'm trying it now and it works great.
     
  16. Lawzen macrumors member

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    I also like how the app is comical but very effective :D
     
  17. UL2RA macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I'm digging the bear icon. :p I'm also digging your Crash Bandicoot avatar. <3
     
  18. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Then click it.

    Look at the url - look at the crap msg, look at what nonsense it is , --- it's in Safari for you browsed to it. They didn't detect anything.

    How do people still fall for this. If you wanna click it, click it! Tell us how it goes :)

    Or join the rest of us who know this is nonsense and you have nothing to worry about - stop browsing sites where they take money from scammers that place ads like that
     
  19. Torry Cox macrumors newbie

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    The classical scheme. I have long ceased to pay attention to such reports. But unfortunately many do not understand what is spam
     
  20. FeliApple macrumors 6502

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    It is certainly funny that someone would trust that URL. It screams scam and fake only by itself. Then there's something else, a website cannot scan your device and actually find anything harmful. Quite the contrary, it will attempt to harm your device instead.
     
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  22. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised how many posts of this variety we're getting of this variety lately. Apple is infamous for its "walled gardens", but if there's any advantage to that it's the near complete impossibility of installing malware on iOS devices.
     
  23. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    pro does tho (through VPN)
     
  24. iPhone 7plus user macrumors newbie

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    That is nothing it's called "scareware" lol just close the tab and forget it
     

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