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iPhone 5 browsers (Safari, Chrome) double underline ad links


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#1 randlandr

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:40 AM

My iPhone 5 browsers seem to be infected.  While in Safari or Chrome, I will sometimes see words with green double underlines.  When the cursor is near, an app ad will appear which usually advertises a game called Knights & Dragons Dark Kingdom.  Clicking it brings up the game on the App Store.

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:35 AM

The double underlined links that open ads are usually website specific, not browser specific. Try going to the same sites on a computer and see if you notice the same things.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 09:43 AM

So far, I only see the links on the two browsers on my iPhone at one website, a Chevy Volt users forum.  I haven't seen them at that website on my two Windows 7 computers and my Chromebook.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:21 PM

I know more now.  I can prevent the links from appearing along with ads posted where they belong by turning off Java on Safari (not sure yet how to do that for Chrome).  So that's a temporary fix although I have to switch Java on to run scripts for other purposes.

 

Thing is, this is new.  Until a week or so ago, I didn't have these double green underline links and the accompanying pop-up ads. I ran Java scripts whenever I needed them and all was right with the world.  Something changed...and it's not likely to be a virus.  At this point, I don't know what it is.






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