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Sat Jul 13, 2019, 08:59 PM

DU redirects to "loompasplace.com" - possible iOS malware?

(posting from computer support per suggestion)

Doing this from Safari on iPhone. The past day I keep getting hijacked from DU repeatedly. Understand if it's advertising, but worried that (a) it hijacks the browser session with no option to exit and (b) does it again if I close the window and come back again.

I can't find anything useful so far on the redirect site, whatever loompasplace is. Figured it was worth checking to make sure I'm not dealing with some iOS variety malware

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Reply DU redirects to "loompasplace.com" - possible iOS malware? (Original post)
NotASurfer Jul 2019 OP
al_liberal Jul 2019 #1
NotASurfer Jul 2019 #2
SCantiGOP Jul 2019 #3
NotASurfer Jul 2019 #5
Tactical Peek Jul 2019 #4
NotASurfer Jul 2019 #6
Tetrachloride Jul 2019 #7

Response to NotASurfer (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:01 PM

1. I've gotten the same redirect several times today as well.

If itís nothing else itís damned annoying.

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Response to al_liberal (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 09:47 PM

2. Amen to that n/t

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Response to NotASurfer (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 10:22 PM

3. Are you now

or have you ever been an oompah loompah?

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:02 AM

5. I'm not orange

Surprised how little I can find online about this

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Response to NotASurfer (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 11:06 PM

4. I see there is this.


General advice at Apple about dealing with similar. particularly the multiple open pages to close thing.



https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-13111

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Response to Tactical Peek (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:18 AM

6. So far so good & thank you

Now to see if this holds!

This was the advice to make it stop (and suggested adware blocker app of your choice preventatively):


Here is a way to remove this intrusive bit of adware. Try this:
* Turn on airplane mode
* Open Safari
* Tap the overlapped squares in the lower right
* Close every page by tapping the "x" in the left upper corner of the page
* When there are no pages left press HOME (On an iPhone X series swipe up from the bottom edge) and wait a couple of seconds
* Double-press HOME (On an iPhone X series swipe up from the bottom edge and pause)
* Swipe up on the safari image to kill it (On an iPhone X series touch and hold Safari, then swipe up)
* Press HOME again (On an iPhone X series swipe up from the bottom edge)
* Go to Settings/Safari and tap "Clear History and Website data"
* Turn off Airplane mode

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Response to NotASurfer (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:05 AM

7. Turn off Javascript or use the browser EPIC on your PC or Mac or DuckDuckGo on iPhone

Of course , when turning off Javascript, u wont be able to post.

I keep 2 browsers running all of the time. Omniweb is sort of behind the times, but I am starting a new evaluation. It was my main browser for a long time.

On iPhones, I use DuckDuckGo a fair amount.

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