Originally Posted by dennis96411
It's probably some app pushing ads to your notification panel. Go to the Play Store and download Addon Detector. Run it, and scan for apps that can push ads. Uninstall the culprit and you're done.
There is a SIMPLE Solution to your Problem.
Firstly, go to Setting and select Account and Sync
Secondly, DISABLE Background Data. Note that when the Background Data is Enabled, it allows Applications to send, receive & update at ANY time. This may be the source of your Phantom Apps