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Old November 18th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Hadron, have you used Comodo? Was looking over my "Market Download History" and see where I once used it....been uninstalled for some time now.

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I haven't, no, but see why you ask - they've added push detection to their av scan. Do you know whether it works well?

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Old November 18th, 2012, 05:35 AM   #53 (permalink)
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I haven't, no, but see why you ask - they've added push detection to their av scan. Do you know whether it works well?

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I reinstalled it yesterday to reevaluate thr interfacing. I saw that too, where they've added push detection. I will reinstall an app that has ad push and see if it detects anything.
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Ok this is what ive done, Ive gotten two apps installed with the "network ad server" type push ads! Comodo didnt detect these two apps.

Tomorrow i will install an airpush where the ad invades the notificatoin bar and see if it detects it.

I do like Comodo's interface, and ive noticed when i checked my battery usage throughout the day (using the android default battery setting), it never showd up as using the battery, everything from some system processes to email shows up, but Comodo never showed up even though its set to run in the background.
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Thanks for the post. I downloaded the addons app and it quickly located two apps that were the source of the dreaded red star notifications. Thanks again!
Or just wait for another notification and keep the notification itself pressed - a button will popup "App Info" - that way you know which app is causing it - then simply disable the notification for that particular app without uninstalling.
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That is a relatively new feature that Google basically forces the advertising agencies to comply with to make the user experience better. Ads have been slowly taking over phones kind of like television.

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I know people hate ads, but it's helps companies bring in money. I do agree companies should place the ads in the proper place not on our phones directly.
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This may not be the right discussion to post this but : lately logging into Google , posting a review and now , logging into youtube all seem to be a little "highjacked by google itself".

Each time Ive logged into Youtube, for example, these pop-ups overlay the main page, not going away unless you make choices. Then, when I clicked the "Send Feedback" so to briefly comment how that lately, logging into a google product keeps redirecting to (as expected) Google features, etc.

But the experience I wantl to post is this, sort of a "reverse-push ad" : After clicking the send icon on the Google Feedback onscreen form,...up pops this non-cancellable message where Google says "Please Wait While We Snapshot Your Screen" Then a status progress bar appears. And this process isnt short and quick.

What the HEY! First off, "W H Y" do they need to snapshot my "screen"? Certinly not to capture the feedback just entered on their form. Makes ou wonder what Google is grabbing or "viewing without accessing and downloading" (i.e. some sort of way to circumvent pc notifications asking user permission to change or access files, for example).
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I think instead of these push notifications; you'll see that ad that appears at the beginning i.e. on the start up of the app? I think that's a better option because firstly it shows an app similar to the one i have downloaded or atleast something similar to it and there are more chances of me checking it out.
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Different things work for different people. Personally something that stopped me entering the app directly like that would be a huge usability fail.

However, I'd not find it offensive the way I feel push ads are (taking over bits of the phone UI rather than being present only when I use the app).
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I also use a custom host file (AdAway, which uses the same custom host file that Ive been using on my PC for many years) to block advertisements and unwanted nasties in the browser. My question though is does the custom host file alone stop the ads from appearing in the notification area?
a hosts file will in general stop loading the advertising message itself, but the biggest problem is that it wont stop your android from booting the pop-up which displays the add. The same problem goes for a custom hosts file on your computer, the pop-ups still appear, only will they display a blank page instead of some spam
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Push Notification it is bad idea. I am and my friends had remove application with like type of ad
But I hear that owners get earning with that sort of ad. and even more then from admob
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I had no idea that push notifications could be that annoying!
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Hey JavDev Games,

I agree, push notifications are extremely annoying. But their are many other ad networks that offer other solutions such as Icon ads / search icons, where you can generate a lot of money and still avoid push ads.
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I had no idea that push notifications could be that annoying!
You had no idea that users might be distressed to find stuff they didn't install suddenly popping up on their phones and eating their data plans? Really?
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If you have one of these problems, there are a number of apps that will identify which of your installed applications is responsible, such as Addons Detector, Airpush Detector, Lookout Ad Network Detector or Notification History .
Is Notification History a safe app to use? Why does it need to send my IEMI to a 3rd party? Why do they need it, and what do they do with it? I uninstalled it... doesn't feel right to me.

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Is Notification History a safe app to use? Why does it need to send my IEMI to a 3rd party? Why do they need it, and what do they do with it? I uninstalled it... doesn't feel right to me.

Good find!

I've the Pro version which Clueful hasn't analyzed yet.

But the Pro version hasn't permissions at all, so it can't use the internet ... and so it shouldn't be possible to send something.

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Yeah, thanks.

I've added a note to the original post, pointing people to this. Then they can make a call as to whether it is something they wish to use or not.
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Google has sent information to us, developers, saying that they have updated their content policies. There are several changes, but one of them refers to the topic of this thread and is interesting:

Streamlined the ads policy, with guidance on interstitial ad behavior, and a new “System Interference” provision, which prohibits ads in system notifications or home screen icons, and requires user consent when an app changes specified settings on a device.

Personally, I like it.
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Agreed - that covers the things that members here complain most about, which was the reason this thread was created.
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Different things work for different people. Personally something that stopped me entering the app directly like that would be a huge usability fail.

However, I'd not find it offensive the way I feel push ads are (taking over bits of the phone UI rather than being present only when I use the app).
Know it's an old thread, but also recently ran into one that left shortcut icons on my home screen that take me to some BS ad site and these freaking shortcuts stay behind even after the pos app was uninstalled.
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If you remove the shortcuts as well that should be an end to it.

I'm hoping that the updated rules will be a real end to this, but can't help wonder how long it will be before this stuff is really cleaned out of the Play Store (and of course there'll be nothing to stop it being included in apps from other sources).
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Oh believe me I removed them but was a bit ticked that they stayed behind when I uninstalled the app.
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Does anyone know which apps or ads create this pic/notification when the battery is low? The guy with the xag hat is not native to android. I saw it once before when I had the app Circle installed. I uninstalled that app and it went away. Its back now and I cant seem to locate the culprit no matter what I do. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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Great post!
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Google needs to shut down AirPush oh and I experienced LeadBolt too.
 
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LeadBolt is another advertising for android company.
I mean I don't mind in-app ads and banner ads at the bottom. I mean like constant ads that display every 5 seconds T.T
 
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ROM Toolbox Pro's "live detection mode" can automate the process of detecting and identifying in-app advertising, for existing and all newly installed apps. Although this is a root app, I don't believe the detection system requires root (though the ability to disable individual ad components certainly does).
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ROM Toolbox Pro's "live detection mode" can automate the process of detecting and identifying in-app advertising, for existing and all newly installed apps. Although this is a root app, I don't believe the detection system requires root (though the ability to disable individual ad components certainly does).
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I recently had an android phone that I despised, my first android. When it got stolen someone gave me a non-android phone. Each and every app that I downloaded and tried out was so loaded with ads that I could barely use the phone. It began shutting itself down and rebooting just to display full size push ads with ''offers''.

One of the offers was for text to typing which isn't native to that brand of phone. The ad stated that the app was a 'thank-you' for using their brand of phone, a $19.95 app for free. So, I downloaded and installed the app. But when I went to use the app, it was utterly useless as the features were shut off unless you purchased the pro version!

I didn't even get to sample this app supposedly valued at 20 bux and already they were begging for money. Any app with a monitary value that doesn't work, is a useless, non-value piece of junk. What would have happened if I had purchased their 'pro'version? Would I have had to pay for the 'super-pro' version, one feature at a time in order to use the program?

Each and every app for that phone was actually trialware despite it's 'free' listing. So, when the phone shut down and wouldn't come back on, I rejoiced at the chance to purchase a new android. The new one is great, I love it despite it being a cheapie. However, the flashlight program I downloaded from a known site with supposedly good name seemed to think it needed all kinds of permissions that no flashlight should/could possibly need. And then, the flashlight was inaccessible from any of the app screens so it was useless. At least it wasn't sending me ads, but who knows what info it gathered. Thankfully it was on a brand new phone with nothing else on it yet so it didn't get much. It's been uninstalled.


I will not purchase apps that bug me in any way, from air push ads to features not working, there is NOTHING out there that I need so badly on a TELEPHONE no less, that I'm going to invite it into my world to drive me nutz. Life's too short and contains enough of it's own problems without me putting up with such nonsense.

As it is, there are only a couple of aps which come natively on a smart phone that I even use. The phone is for MY CONVENIENCE, MY pleasure, not someone else's. If they want to pay ME to be inconvenienced, I might consider if the money is right .Otherwise, what should be a fun hobby (developing aps) should be kept a hobby. Make a name for yourself with great aps, and I might consider using your aps. Otherwise, my buck is as good in my pocket as it is in yours. Especially if I don't even know if I'm going to like your app, or if it's going to work for me the way I hope it will. I like profit too, who doesn't? But why would I pay for something I might not even like, something that doesn't work well for me, and constantly annoyed by? The annoyance IS your pay.

I know that sounds...really harsh...but I'm trying to lay it out there strait as an arrow. That's what you're up against as developers trying to get rich quick.

Someone mentioned ads on TV...that's why I no longer have TV. I will NOT pay for television only to be riddled with ads. And then to have ads that damage my equipment or even cost me my life because I have to click through pages and pages of this and that just to use my phone to call 911?

Kudos to those who do develop good and useful programs. I don't mind donating to a good cause, but when I see that hand trying to grab a buck, my hand automatically closes around that buck as does my mind.
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