January 23rd, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by remulon
'Have you installed any strange apps?'
Sneaky Fart is pretty strange...
I doubt that any app with malicious intent will let you know this in the license blurb. You probably meant to check out the permissions the app needs to run.
I found this info on developer.android.com:
can initiate a status bar notification. Because an activity can perform actions only while it is running in the foreground and its window has focus, you will usually create status bar notifications from a service. This way, the notification can be created from the background, while the user is using another application or while the device is asleep.'
I checked out a few of the services I had running, the only one that seemed suspicious was a live wallpaper I had running - Galactic Core Free' I removed this yesterday and so far no new notifications of winning anything. I will update in a few days if this has stopped these.
One note - pressing the clear button in the notification pull down will remove the notification without jumping to the browser link.
Yes, that's what I meant, actually check the reviews as well. But when it's free, I always suspect the worst!