Support Annoying pop-ups?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Foxspeed, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Well-Known Member
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    Don't know what I've done but I am getting very annoying adverts popping up on any app that I open. How can I get rid of these and how did I manage to get them?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member
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    Probably an app causing that.

    Is your phone rooted? You can use an ad blocker.

    Or to locate the app causing it, use Air push detector
     
  3. dhworph

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    I've had this happen before. It is probably an app, like a free game or something. Sometimes if you read the app description carefully they will say that they are installing something to that effect or some shortcut on your homescreen.

    It's annoying, but as long as they disclose it, no biggie... gotta get their revenue somehow...
     
  4. Frisco

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    Yes, the devs (usually) include a disclaimer/warning of sorts regarding the ads. Those that don't need to be contacted and perhaps Play Store contacted as well.

    And of course, going with paid apps (usually) eliminates the ads.
     
  5. patruns

    patruns Well-Known Member
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    What apps did you recently install? My wife got that from a free live wallpaper. It even put ad shortcuts on the home screen.
     
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  6. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female
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    In addition to the great advice that Frisco and others have given, Id like to toss in a few forum thread links for you to check out. They should both supply you with the knowledge you need to hopefully prevent this from happening again. Of course, there is always the good old fashioned "read the comments before you download" advice also. Nine times out of ten people will be screaming in the comments about push advertising.

    http://androidforums.com/android-ap...s-unwanted-shortcuts-browsers-redirected.html

    http://androidforums.com/android-ap...explained-security-tips-avoiding-malware.html
     
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  7. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for everyones replies, i will check when i get home from this 5 day break in tenerife.
     
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