Website redirect

by enigma1863 12 Replies latest forum tech-support

  • enigma1863

    I can no longer read any posts on this website with my iphone. every time I go to a page I get something like a popup that says congratulations you've won a prize at amazon. theres no way to close it out. I try to hit the back button but it redirects me back to the stupid amazon prize page. Does the webmaster have any control over this?

  • steve2

    enigma - that sounds very annoying. I suspect you have inadvertently allowed some ‘bot’ or whatever it’s called to redirect your screen every time you try to log on to this forum.

    I doubt very much that it is caused by the web forum itself - as I use an iPhone to log on with no problems. Still, Simon may be able to advise you u on what you need to do.

  • ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara

    Simon's The Man for you

  • Simon

    You most likely have an app that contains some malware. Check your recent install / run a virus scan.

    There is a small chance that it's a rogue ad but those would tend to affect everyone and get squashed by Google pretty quickly.

    Try doing a search for the exact text showing on the popup / redirect and you'll probably find links to the exact malware and possibly the apps that include it.

  • Crazyguy

    It’s happening to me too. This is the first time I’ve been able to post in awhile on my IPhone. Pop ups almost right away or as soon as I click on the another page.

  • Biahi

    I get that too! Not every time though.

  • GLTirebiter

    I use Android with Chrome, but the process is similar for all devices. First perform a full power-off and restart. Then (before visiting any web site) clean the browser history, including images etc. but saving your login IDs and passwords (most cookies are safe to keep; but .jpg, .mpg, etc. files can contain scripts to hijack your browser--those are what we're trying to shut off).

  • Dagney

    Same here. I've cleared the cache. Nothing works. I have to turn the phone off and on.

  • Vanderhoven7

    Turn off your phone

  • RubaDub

    Wash your phone carefully in 3 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. Add a pinch of sea salt if you live in an area with hard water or a lot of minerals.

    Let it sit in the solution for about 20 minutes.

    Then take out the battery and let the phone and battery dry for 2-4 hours.

    Clean off the terminals of the battery with a clean cloth and reinstall.

    Reboot it and you should be good to go.

    Rub a Dub

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