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Question: Amazon winner pop ups on my iPhone

Eveytime I open my internet on my iPhone 6+ I get this amazon prize winner pop up. I have my phone set to block pop ups on internet, but they come through every single time. It’s annoying and there has to be a way to stop this. Everything was cleared & I made sure my pop up blocking was on. If anyone can help it would be great. Nothing like trying to look something up and having a pop up on your iPhone get in the way.

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Go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.

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Jan 18, 2018 1:49 PM in response to kainalu In response to kainalu

This is happening non-stop for me. I've done all the steps Apple says to do and it still occurs. It happens on very legitimate sites such as leading news sites like NY Times, Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, and everywhere else...


I'm very concerned someone has figured out a way to get a trojan or other piece of malware on the iphone itself, it's just strange this happens on so many sites.


The symptoms for me: I'm reading a page and suddenly I get a full page popup for a free Amazon or Walmart gift card, free iphone, etc... There is no way to go back at that point, the back button is disable and you have to close the browser and go back to the original site you were on.


Pay attention APPLE! Someone has figured out how to hijack the iphone!!!

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Jan 18, 2018 2:07 PM in response to lcascio In response to lcascio

No one has figured out how to hijack your phone. Someone has hijacked a website you visited. Do the following:

  • Turn on Airplane Mode
  • Go to Settings/Safari and tap Clear History and Website Data
  • double-press the HOME button, find the Safari screen image and swipe it up to close the app
  • Restart your phone
  • Turn Airplane Mode off

This should clear the message. And don't go back to whatever website you were on the first time it happened.

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Jan 19, 2018 8:48 AM in response to lcascio In response to lcascio

It does impact the function of websites - a lot. But I haven't had the issue since I disabled Java. Apple needs to admit the issue and at least let us know they are working on it. The response to 'clear website data' must have come from an inexperienced tech as it was obviously not tested. The setting to prevent Cross Site scripting should catch the redirect but it doesn't appear to be working correctly.

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Jan 18, 2018 9:44 PM in response to Lawrence Finch In response to Lawrence Finch

“Don’t go back to whatever website you were on”??? This is happening to me on Numerous sites! So I’m restricted to certain sites, and I won’t know what sites those are until I take a chance? Apple and/or Google has a problem and it needs to be fixed.

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Jan 19, 2018 8:40 AM in response to Lawrence Finch In response to Lawrence Finch

This is not helpful and you are not listening. All of us have done the "clear history" and all those steps and it does NOT work.


This happens to me multiple times a day and with multiple websites, including washington post, CNN, fox news, Amazon, and random other sites I go to. So if we want to use an iphone we're saying we have to clear history and website data and restart the phone multiple times a day??? No thanks!


Somebody has figured out a way to seriously compromise the browsing experience on iphones that has now gone viral and affects many common websites. This iphone/safari vulnerability needs to be looked at.


For now I'll research using a different browser, perhaps this is a Safari vulnerability.

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Jan 19, 2018 6:15 AM in response to tonifromschaumburg In response to tonifromschaumburg

I believe Lawrence is saying that once you visit the infected website, it is then able to interrupt every website you visit. Since I’m sure none of us can remember which website we were visiting when it first happened, I intend to follow Lawrence’s instructions, and then make note of the website if and when it first appears again. Can’t hurt to try.

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Feb 14, 2018 7:04 PM in response to ucliker In response to ucliker

As long as you go to the sites that they came from they will keep coming back. They know you have an iPhone from your browser’s metadata, which is why you get them but people on other devices don’t. The site or sites are infected. That is their problem. Go to Settings/Safari and tap on advanced and Website Data. Tap Show All Sites. Using Search Find any cookies that contain 99 and delete them. Also delete any cookies for the site you visited. Or just delete all cookies. If you see another one do not click a close button on the sire or the pop up; it isn’t really a close button. Instead tap on the URL field, the x to the right, and enter a new URL such as google.com.


Ive gotten these also, but what I have posted worked for me.

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Jan 18, 2018 1:49 PM in response to kainalu In response to kainalu

This is happening non-stop for me. I've done all the steps Apple says to do and it still occurs. It happens on very legitimate sites such as leading news sites like NY Times, Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, and everywhere else...


I'm very concerned someone has figured out a way to get a trojan or other piece of malware on the iphone itself, it's just strange this happens on so many sites.


The symptoms for me: I'm reading a page and suddenly I get a full page popup for a free Amazon or Walmart gift card, free iphone, etc... There is no way to go back at that point, the back button is disable and you have to close the browser and go back to the original site you were on.


Pay attention APPLE! Someone has figured out how to hijack the iphone!!!

Jan 18, 2018 1:49 PM

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Jan 18, 2018 2:07 PM in response to lcascio In response to lcascio

No one has figured out how to hijack your phone. Someone has hijacked a website you visited. Do the following:

  • Turn on Airplane Mode
  • Go to Settings/Safari and tap Clear History and Website Data
  • double-press the HOME button, find the Safari screen image and swipe it up to close the app
  • Restart your phone
  • Turn Airplane Mode off

This should clear the message. And don't go back to whatever website you were on the first time it happened.

Jan 18, 2018 2:07 PM

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Jan 18, 2018 9:44 PM in response to Lawrence Finch In response to Lawrence Finch

“Don’t go back to whatever website you were on”??? This is happening to me on Numerous sites! So I’m restricted to certain sites, and I won’t know what sites those are until I take a chance? Apple and/or Google has a problem and it needs to be fixed.

Jan 18, 2018 9:44 PM

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Jan 19, 2018 6:15 AM in response to tonifromschaumburg In response to tonifromschaumburg

I believe Lawrence is saying that once you visit the infected website, it is then able to interrupt every website you visit. Since I’m sure none of us can remember which website we were visiting when it first happened, I intend to follow Lawrence’s instructions, and then make note of the website if and when it first appears again. Can’t hurt to try.

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Jan 19, 2018 8:40 AM in response to Lawrence Finch In response to Lawrence Finch

This is not helpful and you are not listening. All of us have done the "clear history" and all those steps and it does NOT work.


This happens to me multiple times a day and with multiple websites, including washington post, CNN, fox news, Amazon, and random other sites I go to. So if we want to use an iphone we're saying we have to clear history and website data and restart the phone multiple times a day??? No thanks!


Somebody has figured out a way to seriously compromise the browsing experience on iphones that has now gone viral and affects many common websites. This iphone/safari vulnerability needs to be looked at.


For now I'll research using a different browser, perhaps this is a Safari vulnerability.

Jan 19, 2018 8:40 AM

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Jan 19, 2018 8:48 AM in response to lcascio In response to lcascio

It does impact the function of websites - a lot. But I haven't had the issue since I disabled Java. Apple needs to admit the issue and at least let us know they are working on it. The response to 'clear website data' must have come from an inexperienced tech as it was obviously not tested. The setting to prevent Cross Site scripting should catch the redirect but it doesn't appear to be working correctly.

Jan 19, 2018 8:48 AM

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