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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Richard V Reader, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Richard V Reader

    Thread Starter

    The frequency of ads and the level of intended use interruption are driving me toward a different hardware and OS. What are my options?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what ads? are you talking about in app ads? are you getting popup ads randomly on your phone?
     
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  3. Richard V Reader

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    When I power-up, not yet running aps.
     
  4. Richard V Reader

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    When I power-up, not yet running aps.
     
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    can you be more specific? so when you turn your phone on, immediately ads will pop up? what kind of ads? does this happen every time? how often do you turn your phone off?
     
  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    You suffer from the same as all OS have, from Android to iPhone.
    It's from apps, be it pre installed by the manufacturer to downloaded by user.
    Your best option is to install an ad blocker from the play store that will end these annoyances.
    Adguard, no root firewall, NetGuard are some of the best. I use the paid version of adguard with never an issue
     
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  7. Richard V Reader

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    Most frequent is:
    'WIFI Seceurity Check'
     
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Is it an ad for it? Is that an app?

    If it is ad pop then I would uninstall any recent apps to find the culprit that is insetting pop up ads on your phone.
     
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  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Simple test: reboot in safe mode. If these don't happen it's something you installed that's responsible. Work out what and you can get rid of it. If they are still there it's something the manufacturer or carrier pre-installed (may be able to disable it if you can work our what).

    But it's not android that's the problem: like most of us I've never seen anything like this on any of my android devices, ever. It is an app on your phone that's responsible.
     
  10. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    I think I have heard something similar to this from people who have bought their phone from Amazon at a discount that comes with ads.
    The like the discount price but eventually the adds drive them nuts.
     

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