Virus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jdreyes, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Jdreyes macrumors newbie

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    When browsing Facebook, every time I click on a link, say one that ESPN shared, it stays on their site for 2 seconds and then redirects to a spam site. Usually one that says I have won something or that my phone is infected. How can I get that to stop?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, that's not a virus.
    It's an advertisement pop up.
     
  3. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    That's true. Facebook is the virus.
     
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  5. akash.nu macrumors 68030

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  6. Sunny1990, Aug 2, 2017
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    What a Giant waste of life!! :(:D
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    Agree it's a advertisement pop up. Which is common these days on most sites.
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Kind of off topic but:

    This am I look at my mail and had received an email for iTunes. It was a receipt for $59 for some game they said I purchased. Everything looked exactly like a receipt from iTunes. I almost fell for it but when checking the URLs in the email they we from Germany not from iTunes.

    Just be careful people, had not seen this one for a while.
     
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  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It happens with text messages too.

    About a month ago I got a text saying so and so was approved for a loan and here was her password for the loan website.

    I go to this site to check things out. I email their 'customer' service telling them they have the wrong person (but do not use my full number). I get an instant bounceback on my email.

    Turns out the entire site was less than a month old, registered through GoDaddy. The owner hadn't bothered to hook real email accounts up to the links on the site. Guess he just assumed people would 'login'.

    The point to this whole contrivance, near as I can tell, was to capture real phone numbers. As long as someone has your phone number it's a piece of information they can leverage for account resets. Account resets which lock you out of your own accounts.

    Logging in would have revealed to that person my real phone number.

    So, add that to the dangers.
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    You'll need to contact the owner and creators of the ad and ask them to kindly direct the errant behavior to the correct location. Considering that they are being paid for clicks to this spam website they are likely to ignore you.

    Short of Facebook getting rid of the ad for you then it's something you'll have to live with.

    It's a clickbait ad designed to generate revenue. What exactly can we suggest to make that problem go away for you?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, they are pop ups.
    Dont visit that page if its loaded with advertisements like that.
    Some of them you cant even view at all, they are loaded with ads and redirects.

     

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