1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Advertisement on my device ~ annoying!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by sanibel, May 3, 2012.

  1. sanibel

    sanibel Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    343
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    343
    63
    53
    High School Teacher
    Sch
    I got the new HTC One S (T-Mo USA) and I love it. But to my dismay I started getting tons of Advertisements (they show up in the notification bar). A couple of times, by mistake, I clicked on them and my phone started downloading unwanted apps. How do I get rid of this?!
    Thanks :love:
     

    Advertisement

  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,413
    Posts:
    19,889
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009

    Nov 8, 2009
    19,889
    6,120
    1,413
    District of Columbia
    danaj, brotherswing, Granite1 and 3 others like this.
  3. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    443
    Posts:
    7,413
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011

    Jan 24, 2011
    7,413
    2,654
    443
    Dreadnatty is right, but I'm curious. Did you download any apps or did this happen with just TMO setup (like just straight from the store?) I also use TMO and some of the apps TMO had on the phone annoyed me no end.

    TMO had a messaging glitch about a month ago.
     
    sanibel likes this.
  4. sanibel

    sanibel Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    343
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    343
    63
    53
    High School Teacher
    Sch
    dreadnatty08: I tried AirBrush Detector and it says that the two culprits are MP3 Downloader and Youtube Downloader. Now what? I don't want to delete them because they are both very useful to me.
    zuben: I only downloaded a handful of apps that I owned and operated before on my HTC Sensation. My Sensation NEVER had this issue of advertiesments before.
    Thanks guys, I really appreciate your help!
     
  5. javasirc

    javasirc Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    194
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012

    Jan 2, 2012
    194
    29
    43
    Truck Driver
    Townsend, DE
    sanibel likes this.
  6. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles
    Rank:
     #29
    Points:
    923
    Posts:
    7,916
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011

    Aug 31, 2011
    7,916
    5,482
    923
    Skaro
    It's not a TMO issue. I just got the phone about a week ago and haven't noticed anything like this. So it's definitely got to be the apps they installed.

    Granted they have a couple annoying apps, but that is why the disable function in ICS is so nice (or rooting/freezing for the couple of apps that you can't do that for).

    @Sanibel: I would just get rid of the offending apps. That gets rid of the issue. In my opinion any app that does that goes too far for my taste and isn't worth using.
     
    9to5cynic likes this.
  7. sanibel

    sanibel Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    343
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    343
    63
    53
    High School Teacher
    Sch
    I'm leaning this way even though I use the two apps that cause this issue quite a bit.
     
  8. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,413
    Posts:
    19,889
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009

    Nov 8, 2009
    19,889
    6,120
    1,413
    District of Columbia
    Have you tried scouring the Market to see if you can find comparable apps that don't push ads? If not, it's up to you to decide which is more irritating: Ads or having to go without those two apps.
     
  9. sanibel

    sanibel Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    343
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    343
    63
    53
    High School Teacher
    Sch
    I tried several comparable apps but they all push ads. It seems that all music/video downloaders push ads ~ don't know why.
    This is a pretty good thread on the subject as well.
     
  10. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #15
    Points:
    1,473
    Posts:
    22,913
    Joined:
    May 11, 2010

    May 11, 2010
    22,913
    9,479
    1,473
    Male
    IT Administrator
    Northern Ky
    moving thread to Android Lounge since it is android related :)
     
  11. Perec

    Perec Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012

    May 6, 2012
    18
    4
    16
    Male
    Denmark
    What about to purchase ad-free version of you favorite apps?
    The developer who wrote music/video downloader want to earn some profit of it. It is obvious. Nothing is for free. ;-)
     
  12. thelastdraco

    thelastdraco Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    163
    Joined:
    May 28, 2010

    May 28, 2010
    163
    12
    38
    Philadelphia, PA
    If your phone is rooted, download AirBlocker and Adfree Android from the market
     
  13. sanibel

    sanibel Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    343
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    343
    63
    53
    High School Teacher
    Sch
    If there was a paid version of music download and Youtube download I'd get them. Do you know of any?:stupido:

    My phone is not rooted.

    You guys have fantastic ideas: Kudos!
     
  14. outcastrc

    outcastrc Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    69
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010

    Sep 5, 2010
    69
    7
    16
    B.C., Canada
    If your on ics you can block the apps background data In settings which will stop the app in its tracks. only let those apps work when you use them...
     
  15. scythefwd

    scythefwd Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    129
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012

    Apr 17, 2012
    129
    16
    58
    You might be able to block background data on your phone even using gingerbread... Its an option on mine.. (xperia play 4g) but it could be an add on from sony vs. stock gbread.
     
  16. sanibel

    sanibel Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    343
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011

    Jan 11, 2011
    343
    63
    53
    High School Teacher
    Sch
    Could you help me locate that? Settings >> ? >> ?

    Thanks!
     
  17. outcastrc

    outcastrc Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    69
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010

    Sep 5, 2010
    69
    7
    16
    B.C., Canada
    settings / data usage / select app and restrict background data.

    I haven't had a notification since...
     
    sanibel likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...