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I was searching for some articles on google using my iphone 11, IOS version 14.4 >> and i find a link inside google search result >> then i click on the link which is from a trusted site >> but after that while the page was loading i got redirected to this link:-

https://vpndefence2plus.com/2/10/vml/index.html?clickcost=0&browser_name=Mobile%20Safari&language=en-US&clickid=ba1e22tvcib16a6519&campaign=747&device_model=iPhone&os_name=iOS&os_version=14.3&country_code=JO&isp=Jordan%20Data%20Communications%20Company%20LLC&zoneid=3754661&lander=87&bin=3&domain=yourkarazim.com&caid=13&uclick=2tvc3vb7pm&uclickhash=2tvc3vb7pm-2tvcib16a6-sydz-2t3z-bzfn-vc7v-vc8r-3a5046

and it ask me to download a program to be able to view a video >> so i close the browser.. but could my iPhone got a virus or has been hacked since i got redirected? now I did the same google search but now from my windows 10 PC and when i click on the same google link and i got the correct article without been redirect.. so not sure what is going on? why i were only redirected if i click on the link using my iPhone?

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    Does this answer your question? Can visiting a malicious website infect an iOS or Android device?
    – Martheen
    Commented Jan 27, 2021 at 5:07
  • @Martheen yes it is useful.. so seems just visiting a website can cause an attack.. so how i can check if my iphone is infected and fix this?
    – test test
    Commented Jan 27, 2021 at 11:07
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    @test the top voted answer says no.
    – yeah_well
    Commented Jan 27, 2021 at 11:25
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    Can, yes. Probable? No. The answer in that link point out such security hole is usually patched very quickly. Still a problem for Android where updates may never comes (at least for the OS level, browsers will still be promptly updated) but you're using the latest iOS and doesn't install anything (not that it will be easy to install in the first place), so the risk is really small
    – Martheen
    Commented Jan 27, 2021 at 11:36
  • @Martheen yes the link asked me to install something.. but i did not install it.. instead i close it... so is removing safari from my mobile device and re-install it a valid approach to follow? so i can eliminate the possibility that my safari web browser was affected?
    – test test
    Commented Jan 27, 2021 at 11:44

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