1. Liam Parker3's Avatar
    I was using safari and a white box pop up appeared saying I had been using sites related to illegal porn. I had not been viewing anything illegal at all and simply closed safari and cleared my history. Because I did this so quickly in fear of a virus I didn't read the whole pop up and can't say if it was asking for money. Usually I wouldn't think twice about this but it is the fact the white box pop up looke so genuine (identical box that appears when your iOS update is available but was a bit longer) any way would this be a scam pop up or do apple ever send things like this?
    skyler goth likes this.
    07-05-2015 09:10 AM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    There's no telling. What sites had you been to? What were you doing in Safari when the pop up showed? Did you get a screen shot? I've never seen that pop up before.
    07-05-2015 09:28 AM
  3. Liam Parker3's Avatar
    Eg.
    Attached Thumbnails What is this white box pop up?-image.jpg  
    Last edited by Liam Parker3; 07-05-2015 at 03:58 PM.
    07-05-2015 09:48 AM
  4. Liam Parker3's Avatar
    Do you have a view on the additional details? I reported as I thought the conversation had died. Thanks
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    07-05-2015 12:00 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Do you have a view on the additional details? I reported as I thought the conversation had died. Thanks
    The only kind of porn I know to be illegal involves children. Maybe you stumbled on a site that does that. IDK.
    07-05-2015 01:12 PM
  6. Liam Parker3's Avatar
    Thanks. Definitely not the case so I hope therefore it is a hoax thing like the police spoof ones you can read about online.
    07-05-2015 01:38 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You're giving a random pop up WAY too much thought...
    07-05-2015 10:30 PM
  8. Liam Parker3's Avatar
    Many thanks. My main concern was also if fraudulent pop ups can imitate apple one like above - daft as I may sound I thought that might be hard to do?
    07-07-2015 04:57 AM
  9. Liam Parker3's Avatar
    It happened again so go a screen shot. Is this malware?What is this white box pop up?-image.jpgWhat is this white box pop up?-image.jpgWhat is this white box pop up?-image.jpgWhat is this white box pop up?-image.jpg
    07-10-2015 02:41 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I think that would agitate me as well.
    07-10-2015 03:09 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    What you are looking at is called "Ransom Ware". It's a scam. Here are 3 tips to avoid it in the future...

    1.) Clear your browser history (completely).
    2.) Restart your browser application.
    3.) Stop visiting shady porno or illegal download websites (IE: torrents, streams, etc).

    Peligro911 and Tartarus like this.
    07-10-2015 03:44 PM
  12. Jim_Jam89's Avatar
    Hi,

    I received this message last night as well which is freaking me out, have you heard anything more from it? I wasn't looking at anything illegal and after I clicked ok it shut my safari down. I quickly cleared my history and refreshed the browser with no other issues, but it's really worrying me!

    Thank you!
    07-18-2015 07:02 AM
  13. dchandler's Avatar
    I have seen this a lot at work when repairing phones and it comes from porn sites, it's maleware, you have to reset your phone to get rid of it. Most of the time I only see it on android phones but as of lately I been seeing it on iPhones as well.


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    07-18-2015 07:10 AM
  14. Jim_Jam89's Avatar
    Ah thank you that makes me feel a bit better, it's on my iPad so do I reset it in settings?

    Thank you!
    07-18-2015 07:18 AM
  15. Jim_Jam89's Avatar
    The thing that worries me was the location, it came up as Durham which whilst 70 miles south of me, is still relatively close, it looks quite real :S
    07-18-2015 08:05 AM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have seen this a lot at work when repairing phones and it comes from porn sites, it's maleware, you have to reset your phone to get rid of it. Most of the time I only see it on android phones but as of lately I been seeing it on iPhones as well.


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    Reset or Restore?
    07-18-2015 06:53 PM
  17. HankAZ's Avatar
    It happened again so go a screen shot. Is this malware?
    Dump the porn and get a girlfriend.


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    Last edited by HankAZ; 07-18-2015 at 07:16 PM.
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    07-18-2015 07:04 PM
  18. dchandler's Avatar
    Reset or Restore?
    Sorry restore


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    07-18-2015 07:07 PM
  19. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I'm guessing clearing the cache doesn't help at all? Such a pain at times to restore...
    07-18-2015 07:57 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Sorry restore


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    I think it is referred to reset on Android.
    07-18-2015 09:42 PM
  21. iamauser123's Avatar
    Did Anything come of it?? Police? fines???
    07-23-2015 06:34 AM
  22. Nicholas1986's Avatar
    Do not scare me...just that white box popped up can trouble the police?...
    07-31-2015 02:57 AM
  23. quitenervousactully's Avatar
    So no police came after you? I'm having the same issue- I didn't do anything illegal and yet, I'm worried sick that they are out for my arrest.
    08-12-2015 12:06 AM
  24. Janny Simon's Avatar
    You should find out the error running in this or you can take help from the customer care center.
    08-12-2015 06:20 AM
  25. Tartarus's Avatar
    So no police came after you? I'm having the same issue- I didn't do anything illegal and yet, I'm worried sick that they are out for my arrest.
    They'll only arrest you when you're going on an international flight. No biggie
    08-12-2015 06:33 AM
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