Virus on iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Aditya_S, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    Ok, so apparently my sister was using my iPad and she went to some sketchy website and this occurred. I don't know how to stop it. The animation kee for composing a new email keeps happening when you go into Safari and you can't click cancel. It has also crashed where you see the spinning circle but I didn't see an Apple logo before i went back to the homescreen. What should I do?
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    This is the screenshot
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    I cleared the browsing history to stop he endless virus messages but I'm still worried

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    That's just an adware popup.
    You can google that phone number, which will show you that it is a known issue..
    (don't call the number, they are just trying to sell you a "fix", to "fix" an issue that you don't have.
    Here's an Apple support article that should help you get rid of it.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You cleared Safari which got rid of the stuck site. There's nothing else to do, aide from basically not going to shady/weird sites and use an ad blocker if that's possible.
  4. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2015
    I had this kind of issue before, I had to delete the entire Safari history to fix this. Its not a virus, but its annoying as hell when it happens if you care about your history log.
  5. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    Would it be possible to instead of deleting your history. To just send a link to yourself, open it and then clear all open tabs? I'm guessing the pop ups only show when the "bad" link is open.
  6. addamas macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2016
    Use any other app to open link in browser - then go to recent pages and delete that crap
  7. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    Yea, but to delete your history all you have to do is go to Settings and then to Safari's settings and click on the Clear All History and Website Data button
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    Also, I don't know if this is related or not, but for some reason I can't download or update any apps anymore. As soon as I click Update or Get, for a split second it shows the spinning wheel then immediately goes back to Get or Update again.
  8. anzio macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2010
    Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
    There is a temporary issue with all iTunes Store services (including App Store).

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