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Old August 19th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #2850 (permalink)
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Default LOOKOUT Ad Network Detector (Free app)

Not sure if this app has been highlighted Yet!

LOOKOUT Ad Network Detector

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This app scans your device and identify if an app uses sneaky ad networks that pushes unwanted ad into your device's Notification bar.

There's other apps that can identify "air-push ADS only" but LOOKOUT Ad Network Detector does more. This app exposes the NETWORK behind the ads and list what these NETWORKS gain access to on your device:

· Display ads in the notification bar
· Modify your default browser’s homepage and bookmarks
· Add icons to your device’s desktop
· Access phone calls, SMS or your phone’s camera
· Collect personal Info and location info *unencrypted and in the clear* THIS IS NOT GOOD
· Collect device or mobile network information.
· ***Replace dialer ring with advertisements!***

i scanned my device and found an installed app that can push ads to my notification bar as well as modify my default browser homepage and bookmarks.

I clicked the Lookout result listing and it identified "Leadbolt Ad Network" as a network included in an an app I've installed (yuo dont get that bit of info in the develper's app description).

LOOKOUT Ad Network Dector even extracted a LINK from the "rogue network" that took me to an "OPT OUT" page where a user can choose to keep the installed app and choose "not" to receive notification bar ads from the app's sponsored Mobile Ad Network.
A Google sponsored "AdMob" was detected in several apps I have listed below.

Here's a list of installed apps on my device I didnt know uses a Mobile Ad Network with notification bar ad-push access. These apps were NOT detected by a different ad-push detector.

· The Sims FreePlay
· Antivirus Free
· FVD (video downloader)
· Estrong Advanced Task Killer Free (Yep, I have a task killer)
· Estrong File Explorer
· CallHistory

There may be other air-push detecting apps in Google Play that is just as good maybe better, but
LOOKOUT Ad Network Detector is worth installing.
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