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    Default Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    Recently I got a message in every browser (chrome, safari) of iPhone (iOS 9)

    mega.viral-content.site say: *** Offer Scanner *** ...ect...

    Press "OK" button it go to "mega.viral-content.site" and absolutely generate ads.

    When getting that pop-up: I couldn't do any thing to stop or disable it. Then it appear very frequently.

    Search google, it seem to be new problem come to iOS and nobody know it is.

    Anyone can give some help.

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    Quote Originally Posted by bskienhvqy View Post
    Recently I got a message in every browser (chrome, safari) of iPhone (iOS 9)

    mega.viral-content.site say: *** Offer Scanner *** ...ect...

    Press "OK" button it go to "mega.viral-content.site" and absolutely generate ads.

    When getting that pop-up: I couldn't do any thing to stop or disable it. Then it appear very frequently.

    Search google, it seem to be new problem come to iOS and nobody know it is.

    Anyone can give some help.

    Thanks.
    Got same exact problem, starting today. Will follow post.
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    Quote Originally Posted by bskienhvqy View Post
    Recently I got a message in every browser (chrome, safari) of iPhone (iOS 9)

    mega.viral-content.site say: *** Offer Scanner *** ...ect...

    Press "OK" button it go to "mega.viral-content.site" and absolutely generate ads.

    When getting that pop-up: I couldn't do any thing to stop or disable it. Then it appear very frequently.

    Search google, it seem to be new problem come to iOS and nobody know it is.

    Anyone can give some help.

    Thanks.
    Hi! This problem appeared on my iPhone today for the first time ever. So you are not alone! It's the same site, 100% same problem. I googled this problem and found this topic so I needed to register. I hope someone can help us out? I don't think it's a virus because we both have it and it came out of nowhere..
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    Quote Originally Posted by sslam71 View Post
    Got same exact problem, starting today. Will follow post.
    Mine started today aswell, do our phones have something in common by any chance?
    I recently downloaded apps from the paid service "builds.io". I recently downloded pokemon GO, but that's pretty much it.
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    I downloaded Pokemon Go too but I deleted it two days ago or something. I have no new apps.
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    I found a temporary fix for Iphone:
    Go to Settings > General > Restrictions

    Pick a passcode of your choice and scroll down to "Websites", here you will have 3 options, choose "Limit adult content" and scroll down to "Never allow" and press "Add new website".
    In this bar simply type "http://mega.viral-content.site" and you won't be able to access it anymore. However, this is a TEMPORARY fix since it still opens another window, just keeps you from getting all those spamming ads.
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    I have the exact same problem, and I'm not sure where it stems from, BUT I (might have) found a solution. I went to settings in my iPhone and under 'safari' I cleared my history and website data, as well as I blocked cookies always (I'll turn cookies back on, I just wanted to make sure). This works for me so far, but do tell if it works for you too!
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    Actually, I just found out that I might have gotten the problem from the facebook site "TODBY". My phone worked flawlessly, until I pressed one of their links (about some star photographies I think).
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    Quote Originally Posted by bskienhvqy View Post
    Recently I got a message in every browser (chrome, safari) of iPhone (iOS 9)

    mega.viral-content.site say: *** Offer Scanner *** ...ect...

    Press "OK" button it go to "mega.viral-content.site" and absolutely generate ads.

    When getting that pop-up: I couldn't do any thing to stop or disable it. Then it appear very frequently.

    Search google, it seem to be new problem come to iOS and nobody know it is.

    Anyone can give some help.

    Thanks.
    What was the last application that you installed and when?
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    I have the same exact problem on my IPhone since yesterday! I uninstalled Chrome but suddenly it occurred also on Safari. So I think is some kind of malware.
    I cleared the data history and for the moment I don't see that box anymore. I hope it'll work.
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    If I had to guess, I would say you perhaps browsed a website that had some malvertising going on.

    Malicious actors pose as legit advertisers on popular websites and then start injecting malicious and bad stuff into your browsing experience once they get accepted.

    https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat...in-plain-sight

    Good writeup about how it works here ^
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    Default Re: Ads malware from mega.viral-content.site

    Try running the Brave Browser. It's specifically designed to block ads, and since it's a new browser they're constantly updating with new options. I've been using it since it was invite only for beta, and thus far I am very impressed with it.

    If you use it and it's not blocking something, please please please report it to the developer. They cannot fix it unless you tell them.

    Another option is to run ad blocking apps that work with Safari, such as Refine and Blocker+, but imho the Brave browser is the better option.
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