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Nayr0526 Calculating status...
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Jun 8, 2012 8:31 AM

Hi everyone! I have an iPad2 and for the last few days I have noticed when I go to a website in safari I keep getting redirected to random ad sites. One of the most common ones is play.google.com/........... I tried clearing cache, history, cookies and that didn't do anything. I have restarted in every way possible, I have restored the iPad with a backup and also without but this problem won't go away!!!!! Can anyone help me out? I have no ideas left!! Any help would be greatly appreciated! This occurs on most websites with not much pattern. I have noticed though that certain websites anyways redirect to the same other websites... Thanks in advance for the help!!

 

-Ryan

iPad 2, iOS 5.1.1
  • gyrhead Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)
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    Jun 8, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to Nayr0526)

    The problem is most likely with your router and/or ISP.  A hacked router or your connection going through a malware infected DNS server is the probable cause.

    Go to a location with public wi-fi or a friend or business with an ISP other than yours and see if the problem persists.

  • MyHome276 Calculating status...
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:10 AM (in response to Nayr0526)

    Hi all,

    Its Not only you.I have this Problem too.

    Right now I am at a friends house and the problem still exists in this new network. And for info, this problem is especially in sites I use to read something, like newspaper and stuff.

    All of your testing with Cache ect. didnt work out at my Ipad, too. I did this all at the beginning and now I have no idea left,what to do.

    Anyone else with an idea?

     

    Greetings,

    MyHome

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    Jun 16, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to Nayr0526)

    Hi Nayr0526,

     

    I can confirm being redirected to [https://]play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.spardeals.android when I enter failblog.org in the address bar.

     

    This behavior is new, I was able to browse that site without problems a couple of days ago.

     

    I didn't find any similar postings in other forums so I have no clue what the cause of that issue might be. It seems like a virus.

     

    I have an iPad3, running a jailbroken iOS 5.0.1

     

    Anyone having the same issue?

     

    @Nayr0526: Which other urls cause similar problems?

     

    Greetings,

    elvirus

  • elvirus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to gyrhead)

    If I browse to failblog.org, the site is rendering a while and at the end I'm getting redirected to play.google.com, which might be a target url of an ad.

     

    It doesn't seem to have anything todo with DNS or my ISP. I tried different DNS (8.8.8.8 f.i.) with the same result. I went over 3G and got the same result, that's why I don't think the router is involved. Anyway, I reset the router - no change. I tethered over my iPhone's 3G - no difference.

     

    I tried my girlfriends iPad2 and got the exact same redirection.

    When I open it on my iPhone, Safari crashes instead of being redirected.

    iPad3: redirected

  • elvirus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to elvirus)

    Sorry for my previous post: I have an iPad3, running NO JAILBROKEN iOS5.0.1

  • Tate r Bulic Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to elvirus)

    well then reboot your iPad 3(2)

  • elvirus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to elvirus)

    Oh man, it really is too late now!!! iPad3 with iOS 5.1.1

    Now it's correct

  • elvirus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to Tate r Bulic)

    Hi Tate r Bulic,

     

    thank's for your reply. I rebooted the device and still have the same issue. What can it be? Is it the website? Can you confirm the effect on failblog.org?

  • elvirus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to Nayr0526)

    Hi,

     

    this is so strange... I'm not gettig redirected to any page if I use Opera. It's just happening in Safari.

    How can that be?

     

    Any ideas? It might help if anyone can confirm that the url failblog.org opened in Safari redirects to another site once it has been fully loaded.

  • MyHome276 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 18, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to Nayr0526)

    Has Anyone an idea how to solve this Problem? Except for elvirus..?

    Remember, reboot does not help.

     

    Thanks in advance.

  • elvirus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to Nayr0526)

    Is anybody here with an iPad around? Anyone?

    Could anyone visit http://failblog.org and tell, if he or she is being redirected? I just cannot figure out, if this is a website-related or an iOS-related problem...

    Any help would be highly appreciated!

  • gyrhead Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:43 AM (in response to elvirus)

    I was not redirected.

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