Ever get those 'Congratulations! You're today's lucky visitor!' ads that randomly pop up on your phone and interrupt whatever you were doing (especially on Facebook?) Above all, DON'T TAP ON THEM and close out of the app. If your Facebook account has ever been hacked, this is likely how criminals gained access!

photo: Dave Wheeler

However, if you got curious and tapped an ad despite your best judgement, here's how to regain control of your phone:

FIRST: CLEAR YOUR SAFARI HISTORY!

Simply got to Settings > Safari > scroll until you see 'Clear History and Website Data' and DO IT.

Also, while you're there turn on the 'Block Pop-ups' switch under General and all of these Privacy and Security switches:

  • Prevent Cross-Site Tracking
  • Block All Cookies
  • Ask Websites Not To Track Me
  • Fraudulent Website Warning

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