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Phone spam... how to stop it?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by bigblockstudio, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. bigblockstudio

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    I'm getting spammed by some contest entry thing and I would like to know how to track it down and stop it...

    A little star appears in the status bar of my phone, if I check the notifications there is an entry that says I won an ipad ... clicking on that opens the browser and refers me to weekly-contest.com-uk.mobi/c/ca/ - a generic contest page that asks for my mobile number [as if!!]

    I've uninstalled any apps I don't use - I don't see anything I don't recognize. I don't know where these are coming from or how to get them to stop...

    any thoughts or ideas anyone?

    -thanks
    -sean
     

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    It is an airpush ad. You can download AirPush Detector to find out what app is causing them so you can uninstall it.
     
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    Thanks guys... I installed both - the detector finds the opt out app as one of the apps [not surprising] - though nothing else. I guess hopefully one of the useless apps I installed got rid of them.

    thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate your help.

    -sean
     

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