Help-how to remove unwanted pop up spam advertisement

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  1. Rufus1

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    Hi, I am new to this forum, and fairly new to the iPad. I have an iPad 2. Recently, when I turned on the iPad (probably more precise to say I "awoke" it), to the right of where it says "slide to unlock", there appeared what I guess you would call a new icon. Previously, there had never been anything there. This icon, or button, has an image of a flower. When I tap on this icon, an advertisement for " incredimail" pops up, advertising " free. animations for your email." The advertisement says "click here," yet nothing happens when clicking on it.

    I don't understand how or why this appeared, and I have not succeeded in removing it. I would greatly appreciate if someone can explain how it got there, and how to get rid of it. Please bear in mind that I am not familiar with most computer/iPad terminology.

    Also, I am concerned that this may indicate either a virus or hacking. If so, what should I do?

    Finally, two more questions...when I go on this site via the app, I cannot find a way to start a new thread. I was able to do this new thread by typing in the web address. Also, what is a " sticky thread. "?

    Thanks for you patience and help.
     
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    Hi there and welcome.

    That button links directly to your photos, check out your photo app and you will probable find the offending image in their somewhere......just delete it. BTW, the button with the flower on it has always been there.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend.......and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    We also have an app for this forum. The link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/

    Finally, if you still haven't had enough, how about a video explaining about our other forums (note:you may want to play this at half speed but hey, why shouldn't Phil be excited about our forums!)

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    Also, If you are using the app, touch forums button (bottom left of screen), navigate to the forum you want to post in and then touch the box with an arrow coming out of it (top right of screen).

    A sticky is a thread that always stays at the top of the list of threads for that particular forum, the reason being is that it has been deemed to be exceptionally useful so that all members should be able to find it easily.

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    Thank you for your reply. I followed your advice, and went on the photos app. Sure enough, there was the ad I want to remove. I was able to locate a red delete button. This is the only photo I have (yet). I tried to select it, but nothing happened. When I tap on the delete button, nothing happens. Am I doing something incorrectly?
     
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    Also, I never placed the image in photos. Does this mean there is a virus?
     
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    Did it look like this when you deleted......

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    It should not be possible......but someone with more knowledge than me on this subject may chime in here.

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    No. I am on a page that says Select Photos at the top, in the middle. First there was a choice of Photos or Albums. Chose Photos. Then, in upper right hand corner is a box with an arrow coming out of it. I hit that, and a red button appeared to the left of the words Select Photo. When I hit that nothing happens. I cannot get onto any other page on this photo app.
     
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    When you get the choice of photos or albums go to photos as you did then open the particular photo, you should then have the trashcan as shown in my screenshot.

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    I have tapped on the photo to open it, and nothing happens.
     

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