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Old 09-14-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I have an ipad and just now I put in a known web address and a bunch of pornographic pictures popped up instead--I know I put in the right address. I backtracked really fast but I'm wondering how that could have happened? I had the same thing happen on my desktop the other day when I inadvisedly clicked on a link that someone posted on this site, so that may have had something to do with it. Could I have a virus? And yes, obviously I'm not tech savvy at all but I sure would like to know how to fix this--it's embarrassing. The link I clicked on was over on the education forum and it was about getting Rosetta Stone for free in case anyone is wondering.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:05 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Are you sure that the link was good? I'd sooner suspect the link than the device. It sounds like a spammer trick to me.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Are you sure that the link was good? I'd sooner suspect the link than the device. It sounds like a spammer trick to me.
I would have suspected that also but I already had the site up on my desktop and wanted to show it the article to the kids at school but I can't actually get the internet on my ipad at school. So what I do is load the article onto my ipad first I can show the pix at school but when I did, I got that surprise. The website is The Slightly Warped Website and I made sure I got it all correct first and when I put the web address into my desktop it comes up exactly as I expected. The website is quite similar to another one I enjoy--dark roasted blend.

I was able to put the website on my ipad but I did it by doing a yahoo search with the name of the article.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Yeah, you seem to have malware on your ipad. Avast has a free anti-virus for it, but you may need more than that.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Yeah, you seem to have malware on your ipad. Avast has a free anti-virus for it, but you may need more than that.
Wow, do you think it came from that website I clicked on with my desktop the other day? Since I have cloud, could it have traveled over? I haven't had any more problems with the DT. I will look into avast but I hope it's not complicated b/c I'm so not computer savvy and have a new job that is taking up pretty much all of my time. Uh, people who do this stuff are so slimy.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I doubt it's Malware. You had to mistype the address. This is very common. A spammer will buy an address that is frequently mistyped and put bogus content on it.
This is a good example: http://www.applw.com/
(Link is safe, no malware on it)
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Peregrine is correct. More that likely you misspelled the website address by one letter or two.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:54 AM
 
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bet that was a surprize. have you tried doing a factory reset. though be aware that you will loose everything when preforming a factory reset
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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/Topic Closed Krelithous. He doesn't need a factory reset.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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Yeah, you seem to have malware on your ipad. Avast has a free anti-virus for it, but you may need more than that.
For the iPad? I know they've got a "secure connection" app - not an antivirus program - but I believe that requires a subscription after the trial period.
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