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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what the hell? Any idea what app is doing this, and if its something i can uninstall?

I do not agree with this tactic
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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Didnt want to make another thread, but wtf is going on now with my prime?

I have it sitting on my desk next to me, wifi is turned off, i am watching the screen turn on for 3 or 4 seconds, then turn off. then back on for 3 or 4 seconds, then off.

repeatedly, i've seen it maybe 9 times now.
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They are called "Push Notifications' installed when you play so called free games. You need to install and run Addons Detector to see what is going on. Another way is to step back 1 app/game at a time to see what is causing the notifications.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.denper.addonsdetector

Try Air Push detector also:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.brosmike.airpushdetector
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WHAT BULLSH*T!!!

All my time using android, and this is the first I have seen it.

I dont mind Ad's within apps to support the developer, but dont have me checking my device even when im not using your app

wtf this pissed me off. Is it new with ICS?
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It should be noted that Air Push is the most aggressive notification system, easy to kill though. Check your default browser and see what its homepage is set to, if its some dodgy redirect you have Air Push.

Another tell tell sign is a search link appear on your desktop.
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WHAT BULLSH*T!!!

All my time using android, and this is the first I have seen it.

I dont mind Ad's within apps to support the developer, but dont have me checking my device even when im not using your app

wtf this pissed me off. Is it new with ICS?
I agree rsarno, but you do kind of agree to have these notifications when you install the app. Just be careful what so called free apps you install.

As far as i know it is not new to ICS. Search the forums for Air Push posts rsarno to see how bad the issues can be.
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No its not a new thing, its been around a little while. if your rooted I think add blocker takes care of it. If you aren't rooted download one of the many air push detection apps on the market and then delete whatever app is throwing the notifications.
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You may find this post interesting to read rsarno:
start.infospace.com has hijacked my browser
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No its not a new thing, its been around a little while. if your rooted I think add blocker takes care of it. If you aren't rooted download one of the many air push detection apps on the market and then delete whatever app is throwing the notifications.
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This is meant to be one of the best out there theandies. Have a read here:
[Update: We Have an Even Better Tool] AirPush Detector Will Help You Figure Out Which Apps Are Obtrusively Advertising to You

Try to avoid full games that are free, do your research on any free game you want such as reading people comments - do a google search - run Air Push detector after each app/game installed if your not sure.

There is also a handy link here with people reporting Air Push infected apps:
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Been running into the same issue in the notification area here too.
About to install "Air Push Detector" and "Addons Detector" !

If it so happens it's an app or game I paid for, just about all the ones I have, I expect to get a refund from the Dev !
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Old February 9th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It picked up Tablet Wallpapers

Thanks all, uninstalled immediately
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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to hell with that, do not want.

there is a limit I am willing to put up with adds but this really crosses the line. This is pushing into malware/virus terratory.
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It picked up Tablet Wallpapers

Thanks all, uninstalled immediately
Be sure to leave them negative feedback in the market and mention the push ads.
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Be sure to leave them negative feedback in the market and mention the push ads.
Going to do it now.

And i chuckled, the name of the company who makes it is MOBILE SPY

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Too bad.....they actually had wallpapers that worked without all that cropping BS!
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Too bad.....they actually had wallpapers that worked without all that cropping BS!
here you go :

No more forced cropping on Wallpapers!

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Be sure to let devs know how much we hate AirPush, and that we will not support apps that use it.

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Airpush Detector works great.

If a newly installed app shows up on Airpush it immediately gets uninstalled. I agree the tactic is annoying and I refuse to support developers who use it.
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A new post about AirPush: Airpush ad network continues to grow *cough* SPAM on the Android platformAndroidGuys

Includes a link to the new(ish) Lookout app for detecting AirPush apps: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.lookout.addetector&referer=utm_sour ce%3DAndroid+App+Sharer%26utm_medium%3DAndroidGuys %26utm_campaign%3Dblogpost

Remember, Devs, if we find apps that use AirPush we will give them bad ratings and reviews, uninstall them, and post their names the lists on various forums.
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use airblocker to block the notification pop ups.
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