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Support (Fake) Download notifications in status bar

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vonniee1, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. vonniee1

    vonniee1 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 28, 2012
    Hi all,

    As of today, my Galaxy S2 started giving download notifications in my status bar. It says "downloading image_000.jpg" where the three zeros could be any number. Usually when i drag down the notification bar during a download, the download is shown, but now it is empty.

    In addition I've tried to find these files by searchin with Atro file manager, but I was unable to find any files with "image" in the file name.

    Does anyone know what is going on? Do I have a virus or is my phone just a plain mess?


    PS. I'm sorry if there already is a similar thread out there. I didn't manage to find it.


  2. naith_kk

    naith_kk Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2011
    It could be that you have installed an app that is a rogue app. Alternatively, you could have downloaded an app that uses "air push notification" advertisements.

    Try download "Addons Detector" on google play and use that to find apps that behave in such way, so you can try pinpoint the apps you need to uninstall immediately. The app also logs what applications you have installed recently so its helpful app to have on your phone for trackback purposes.

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