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  1. remulon

    remulon New Member

    Hi
    I am relatively new to android and this phone. Nice phone and I am having fun learning android. One thing I can't figure out tho...

    Over the past two weeks I have won about 10 ipad2s and 2 Galaxy SIIXs :p

    These notifications show up in top of screen and if you press on them it appears to open the browser where you get notification of your 'win'

    They want you to text some string to them then I'm sure it will be some paid service to rip you off.

    My question is, how are these notifications showing up on my phone and how do I stop them? They don't show up under Messaging so I wonder where they are coming from?

    Thanks,
    Rem

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  2. Oldschoolwax

    Oldschoolwax Well-Known Member

    Have you installed any strange apps? Something is running and bringing those up. Next time you get one look at task manager (just hold home key till you get the popup and click on task manager and tell us what it says is running (if it shows). I've never heard of this before.
  3. ciguy

    ciguy Member

    Experiencing the exact same problem. checked task manager and found the only thing running that is new is droidblocker. Must I do this task manager as soon as the notification hits? The ones I checked came yesterday.



  4. Oldschoolwax

    Oldschoolwax Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately lots of "FREE" apps will do this, or sell your data, it's how they make money. This is why it's important to read the license before installing apps. The solution is to find the app and delete it.
  5. Homeuser66

    Homeuser66 Well-Known Member

    you could also install/run Airbrush Detector and Airbrush Perminent. I did this and they have all stopped....
  6. John Jason

    John Jason Well-Known Member

    Searching in the marketplace on "airbrush" I came up with a lot of apps, but they were all for photo editing. Did you really mean to say "airbrush"?
  7. remulon

    remulon New Member

    '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:

    'An Activity or Service 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.

    Rem
  8. ciguy

    ciguy Member

    have no problem deleting an unwanted app. how do I find it? I will try the one mentioned above airbrush and get back
  9. Oldschoolwax

    Oldschoolwax Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's what I meant, actually check the reviews as well. But when it's free, I always suspect the worst! :eek:
  10. ciguy

    ciguy Member

    yea same here any thoughts?

  11. kirkc00

    kirkc00 New Member

    I have the same problem but can't find the app responsible. Hopefully you have sent me in the right direction.
    Thanks

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