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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gmcshave, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. gmcshave

    gmcshave Lurker
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    Hi everyone, first time poster.

    I have a problem with pop-up adds on my phone. These are not notifications, I have disabled those for all apps and don't get any spam in my notifications area. These are pop-up adds that pop up and must be dismissed before I can proceed with using the device. I find that they most commonly appear when I resume the phone from sleep. I have attached a screen shot of one so you can see what I'm talking about.

    I have installed the various apps recommended in this and other forums (addons detector, airpush detector, ad network detector) and run scans. These show that I do have several ad networks on the phone and associate them with apps. My question is now that I have this information how do I proceed? Is there a way to determine which add network(s) are doing the popups so I can remove just those games? Will removing the offending game(s) also remove the add network or are there further steps required to do that?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Ad network detector tells u what type of advertising and what app(s) is responsible if you tap on each type.
    Remember to give a bad review before uninstalling ;)
    Welcome to the community by the way :beer:
  3. gmcshave

    gmcshave Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks funkylogik. I tried that and most all the add networks say they " are capable of displaying standard in-app ads". Since my adds pop-up out side of adds I don't think these ones are the culprit. There is one network (TapJoy) that says it is an incentivized offer ad network and app developers are rewarded for actions like referral based downloads. Do you think this might be the one causing the pop-ups?
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  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Not sure tbh mate. Ive never had an app that put pop ups on my screen. The notification ones are the worst i had. i dont use many ad supported apps nowadays so maybe this is a new trend :(
    Id bet most developers would agree that its shady :thumbup:
  5. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Uninstall and find out.
  6. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    If you cannot figure out which apps are causing the popups, uninstall in groups of 5 at a time making note of which 5 are uninstalled. Run for a day or so and if you still have the popups, uninstall 5 more apps. Rinse and repeat until you've narrowed a group down, then reinstall 1 app from that group. Run a day to see if there's ads. Rinse and repeat till you've found the culprit.

    Process of elimination is your best and only solution if you cannot figure it out by any other means. Unless you want to reset the phone.

    In the future, I recommend reading lots of the comments left for an app before installing it. People will scream if an app has annoying ads.
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah always read reviews. This is why i like to rate apps and urge people to badly rate this kinda crap :thumbup:
  8. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Funkylogik.. go to bed lol.

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  9. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    He's wearing a DRESS and you're worried about his BEDTIME?

    *sighs* Carry on.
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  10. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    Also always read the permissions an app requests. If an app wants full access to phone and phone book, I'd be careful and decide if the app is worth it :)
  11. John Sox

    John Sox Lurker

    I have an app called Airpush Adware Detector. It tells me which apps contain adware. It has listed recently some apps which I deleted long ago have left traces that still run adware included some apps I have had on previous phones with the same number. I have refreshed the list many times yet the adware parts remain. Also there is a Verizon Cloud app that contains adware and Verizon makes there apps undeletable on their phone. I bought the phone from them and pay a monthly fee to use it, why should I have to deal with crapware? I can only conclude that the deleted apps stay resident and upon deletion leave traces in Google Cloud backup that stay active and follow me even on to a phone upgrade. Help!
  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    You're still using a Samsung Galaxy S3? Does Verizon Cloud or whatever still support that phone?

    These ads are usually from some "free" app or game that got installed or updated.

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