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My mom has an iphone and it must have a virus because I'm sure my mom did not mean to send me ads for penis enlargment pills. Personally I dont have a iphone so I am unfamiliar with how they work. Is there anything that can be done to solve this problem?
    
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I kinda doubt it's her iPhone. Does she have a PC that she uses even periodically?
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It's not the iPhone, there are no viruses that do this sort of thing, if any atall. Tt's probably from some sort of site that she entered her email/PW into, and now they are using it as a spam account. Change her email password and virus scan her PC.

Either that or she is sending you the email on purpose.
 
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My mom has an iphone and it must have a virus because I'm sure my mom did not mean to send me ads for penis enlargment pills.
Are you sure?
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My mom has an iphone and it must have a virus because I'm sure my mom did not mean to send me ads for penis enlargment pills. Personally I dont have a iphone so I am unfamiliar with how they work. Is there anything that can be done to solve this problem?
sounds like its her email account thats infected. honestly, i'm not too sure if there's a whole lot more to do besides create a new email and try to deactivate it. You can try restoring it. if that doesn't work have your mom change her email password.
 
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It's not the iPhone, there are no viruses that do this sort of thing, if any atall. Tt's probably from some sort of site that she entered her email/PW into, and now they are using it as a spam account. Change her email password and virus scan her PC.

Either that or she is sending you the email on purpose.
that's not entirely true. there has been a backdoor open through the PDF viewer via mSafari on the iPhone before the release of 4.0.2 that allows an overflow allowing information to be pushed to the iPhone (this was what let the jailbreakme jailbreak to work).

that being said. restore or just completely update the firmware and change your mom's email address password.
 
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It's not the iPhone, there are no viruses that do this sort of thing, if any atall. Tt's probably from some sort of site that she entered her email/PW into, and now they are using it as a spam account. Change her email password and virus scan her PC.

Either that or she is sending you the email on purpose.
There are virus' and exploits for both iOS and android. Not that do this particular thing maybe, but they exist. Mainly when jailbroken though.
    
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