The day after Yesterday i created a thread on apple support, https://discussions.apple.com/message/27396622#27396622
It all started when my Windows 8.1 lenovo g40-70 laptop got infected with adware (due to accidentally clicking a single ad) which i am currently fixing on this forum. I reset the laptop to factory default (fully clean the drive). But i still got redirects on the laptop.
I don't know if it's the lenovo g40-70 laptop or the wifi router that is infecting my ipad. Confidently I just connect my ipad to my laptop for the sole purpose of charging my ipad. And this is where the ipad problem began. It redirected me to websites like adcash.com and rdsrv.com on ad-free or with non obtrusive ad websites like reddit, bleepingcomputer, and macrumors.
"Do you experience these symptoms on any other devices on your network?"
here is what happened, my iphone was not initially connected to the network. It is connected on 3G mobile. And was initially not having this adware problem.
After connecting my iphone to the wifi network. I experienced new tab redirects to adcash.com on reddit. So , I think you are right. My router must have been compromised.
The router model is a WRT 120N, and i do not know how to reformat it. I just hired a cable guy to install it. It's a very old router , 7 years I think. I just lost the recovery disk on this router.
Also, I am connected to the wifi network but entering 192.168.1.1 into the URL bar gives me 404, webpage not available. I'm not sure yet if the router is the problem. I have yet to test it on my family's ios devices which happen to be connected to this wifi network.
Right now I just have a fresh factory reset on my ipad. But instead, of using the wifi router to do the resetting, i only used my iphone's personal hotspot to be the source of my ipad's internet. Right now i haven't yet experienced any adware on reddit, but i will let you know if this happens again.
PS. where do i post to get my router troubleshooted?
: My Sister's Macbook Pro Retina Display, also redirected to rdsrv.com on websites like bleepingcomputer and macrumors. Now I'm definitely convinced that this is a router problem.
My ipad mini , which have not been connected to my wifi router, hasn't experienced this adware problem since then
Edited by SystemExternals, 04 January 2015 - 02:44 AM.