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#1 Zone out

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:59 AM

Hi.

 

Twice in the last few months while on the net using an ipad2, "adult" type web pages have randomly opened, different each time.  When I closed the pages everything went back to normal and it has only happened on those two occasions.  The first time I was at a site I had gone to from the TMZ site so it could have been a bit dodgy, the second time I was at a gaming site. 

 

Could this have been caused by malware or just dodgy web sites?  If it is malware is there even a solution for an infected ipad?



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:38 AM

Hi.
 
Twice in the last few months while on the net using an ipad2, "adult" type web pages have randomly opened, different each time.  When I closed the pages everything went back to normal and it has only happened on those two occasions.  The first time I was at a site I had gone to from the TMZ site so it could have been a bit dodgy, the second time I was at a gaming site. 
 
Could this have been caused by malware or just dodgy web sites?  If it is malware is there even a solution for an infected ipad?


I am not aware of any malware/infections for iOS that is "in the wild", so my guess is that it is what you refer to as a "dodgy site". Kind of sounds like a pop-up advertisement (which on an iPad would open a new tab in Safari).

Having said that, I am not sure that TMZ would give you an "adult" advertisement (although I suppose it depends on how one defines "adult"  :) ) even though it is not the most "high brow" (so to speak) of websites.

At the end of the day, I rather doubt it is some sort of infection.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:15 AM

Thanks for the reply smax.

The pop-up explanations seems logical.

As for TMZ, I had clicked on a link from their site to another article and perhaps even a link or two from there so I wasn't really trying to blame TMZ.

Thanks for your help.




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