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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by smulder1, May 16, 2016.

  1. smulder1

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    Hi guys - forum newbie here, so forgive me if I sound like a bit of an idiot.

    I've got a new Xperia z5 running Android 6.0. I haven't rooted the phone or done anything clever with it, I've simply signed in with my Google account and downloaded a few apps to get me started.

    What seems to happen now, if I leave the phone dormant for a period, when I unlock the screen, and open an app - any app - the first thing that happens is that whilst the app is loading in the background, a web browser opens with a URL that I'm never quick enough to copy (it's something like "linktogo"). The page is blank, but is effectively a redirect back to the Google Play Store, where I'm presented with the Uber app, and asked to download. I can just back out of that and return to the app I'd originally selected, but it's pretty annoying.

    I had the Uber app on my old phone, but haven't downloaded it on the new one.

    I've tried installing two different anti-virus tools and neither find any malware or issues on the device. I've got a pop up blocker, but that's done nothing. And I've trawled through the settings to see if I can find an answer in there, but I'm not really sure what I'm looking for.

    Can anyone help stop this from happening?
     

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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    Did it come with 6.0 installed or did you do an upgrade after to get to 6.0?

    You can boot into Safe Mode that will disable all apps you added without uninstalling them. If the problem stops it is caused by an app that you added. Determine which one and uninstall it.

    ... Thom
     
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