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Old November 11th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Apparently I downloaded an app that is sending me ads in my notification bar and it says "optout at xapush.com." Once there, the "ad pushing" site wants my phones IMEI. Is this safe...should I do it? Any other ideas about how to get the ads to stop? How can I figure out which app brought this along? TIA!

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No. Uninstall the app there trying to steal your info. Very bad
Just uninstall the apps you recently installed until it stops also get look out anti virus and run it. It may be a bad app.
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OK, I think I know which app it might be, but I downloaded three the other day...

It wouldn't be Permissions Denied, would it? I wouldn't think so....

Thanks for the warning and advice!
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Never ever opt out of anything that you know you didn't sign up for. It does nothing but alert them that you're a real person. Nine times out of ten they end up with information that you certainly do not wish for them to have.
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OK, I think I know which app it might be, but I downloaded three the other day...

It wouldn't be Permissions Denied, would it? I wouldn't think so....

Thanks for the warning and advice!
It could be.
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There's an app in the market called AirPush Detector. It should tell you which app is the culprit.
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There's an app in the market called AirPush Detector. It should tell you which app is the culprit.

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I signed it JUST to thank you.
And to make out with me, apparently. I'd need some more info to determine if this is appropriate...

It's good to know that I've posted at least one thing people actually find helpful.
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You have posted some much useful info I lost count sometime last year. Please..... Pat yourself on the back a little more often. You deserve it.
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LBE Privacy Guard can help ID the culprit as well. My wife found some live wallpaper that was putting ads in the status bar (not very appropriate ones either) and LBE eneabled me to deny network access to that app. Thanks to Andy for pointing that one out to me.
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The actual denying of permissions can only be done if you are rooted. It will only show non rooted users what kind of permissions you have given an installed app.
It's amazing how many apps want access to your call logs, phone ID # and other things. Even though they don't need them to function. Just another reason to Root. With LBE installed on my rooted phone I have denied phone id# permissions to all apps that don't need it. All other permissions on all apps I have set to prompt for an allow/deny pop up window.
I now have control, not the app.
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There's an app in the market called AirPush Detector. It should tell you which app is the culprit.
What a great app you suggested. The app does not require any permissions or require any special notices that you give up special access by installing. The culprit in my case was JT Flash lite.

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There's an app in the market called AirPush Detector. It should tell you which app is the culprit.
Worked for me also. Awesome! Thanks.
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There's an app in the market called AirPush Detector. It should tell you which app is the culprit.
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I downloaded airpush detector but that didn't help. Any other ideas?
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Try Add Network Detector. This one should also show you what apps push ads to the notification bar.
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Try Add Network Detector. This one should also show you what apps push ads to the notification bar.
Personally, I think Google Play should require that all apps that use ads state as much in the description, including where (notification bar, app itself) and if found to be not observing this requirement, the app should be pulled.

I'm all for keeping Play "open" but let us know up front & we can decide whether it's worth downloading on not...
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Personally, I think Google Play should require that all apps that use ads state as much in the description, including where (notification bar, app itself) and if found to be not observing this requirement, the app should be pulled.

I'm all for keeping Play "open" but let us know up front & we can decide whether it's worth downloading on not...
Good idea, and I think I remember reading somewhere recently about more security measures being (if they haven't already) implemented for things like this.

Until then though, the best warning you're going to get is from the users who've left reviews for the apps.
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There's an app in the market called AirPush Detector. It should tell you which app is the culprit.
This program did not detect my ad-pushing program.
The ad does say: se3lsd. Anyone know what that's about?
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Personally, I think Google Play should require that all apps that use ads state as much in the description, including where (notification bar, app itself) and if found to be not observing this requirement, the app should be pulled.

I'm all for keeping Play "open" but let us know up front & we can decide whether it's worth downloading on not...
Amen!
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This program did not detect my ad-pushing program.
The ad does say: se3lsd. Anyone know what that's about?

According to my Google search, it looks to be from an app called Bowling 2. If not that one, then perhaps from the same developer.
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Default Airpush was putting ads in my notifications.

I've discovered that with Android 4.1 Jellybean, all you need to do is press and hold on the unwanted ad in your notifications. The phone will then reveal the app that is the source of the unwanted ad. It gives you the option to uninstall it.
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