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  1. reble

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    1st off this is on my new Alcatel 7 smart phone model 6062W. Today completely out of left field I am receiving unsolicited chat invites like in the screen capture bellow. Other then the unsolicited chat requests the phone works fine. I have no idea how to stop the unsolicited chats short of doing a factory reset.

    Steve

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    That's happening to me too
     
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    not familiar with your phone, but try and put it in safe mode and see if it happens still. if nothing happens in safe mode then that means a third party app is causing it. you will need to either do a factory reset and start over.......being careful on what gets installed.

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    uninstalling apps one by one, starting with your most recent apps and work your way back until you find the culprit.
     
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    "Sex Request"??

    That's not normal messaging for an Alcetel phone. Is it some third-party messaging chat app you've installed? Although it actually looks like a page in the browser to some site called "spdate" Try clearing the web browser data and cache.
     
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    I think I got it. I Googled how to clear the cookies and web page history for the Android version of Google Chrome. I went into "My Google Activity" and dumped all Android Chrome (for the phone) cookies and web page history. So far there hasn't been any more of that activity
     
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    I spoke to soon , I didn't get it. I am still getting those IM's and chat request's even in safe mode and Chrome isn't on. I also get them in Chrome as well. Unless someone has some other ideas. When I get home from the Dr appointment today. I am going to start backing up what I need to save then do a factory reset. Now if the OS was Windows. I know how to stop those things dead in there tracks then wipe the prog's without having to wipe the whole HDD clean and starting over. But I am not that good in Android. I bricked 1 phone while learning to root it.

    Steve

    PS: I don't know how those IM's and chat request's got started in the 1st place.
     
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    If it's browser stuff it's likely some website you visited.

    The other way is if an app you installed is responsible (adware).

    Either way a reset won't help for long if you then repeat whatever you did that caused the problem.
     
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    It is probably some web page that I looked at. The problem is that I don't know what I looked at, that started it.

     
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    Clear the browser again, and keep note of where you visit.

    Or use a different browser with as blocking, since it's rogue advertising scripts that do this crap. The problem is that so many sites take no responsibility for what their ad-provider does.
     
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    You might want to look at Brave browser or Duck Duck Go.
     
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    Greum, "Brave browser" is a Windows based browser. and "Duck Duck Go" is only a search engine. What Hadron is saying, I need a better Android browser..

     
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    Check out the Play Store. You'll find Brave and DDG Privacy Browser. I use both on my phone.
     
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    My browser collection:
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    Both Brave (which is multi-platform) and Duck are there, as you can see.

    (I also don't use stock icons, but most of those are close to stock).
     
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