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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by drmdrm25, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. drmdrm25

    drmdrm25 Member
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    So this app called "Candy Crush Saga" keeps popping up on my Verizon S4 home screen. I don't even have the app on my phone, and every time I remove it from the home screen it comes back. How do I get rid of it permanently? I took a screen shot of the app that keeps showing up on the screen. Its in a .zip file due to the .jpg file being to big.

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  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    It might be aggressive advertising, pushed by ad networks like AirPush and caused by a recently installed or updateted app on your phone.

    This thread will provide more info ...
    Push Advertising

    Jelly Bean introduced the feature to indentify the app which has pushed a notification and to disable the app's ability for notifications.

    Do long press on the advertising's notification, that should pop up an "App Info" button you can press which will tell you which app has created that notification.
    Also from there you can conveniently disable the app's ability for notifications, or if you want, uninstall the app.

  3. drmdrm25

    drmdrm25 Member
    Thread Starter

    When I long press on it all that comes up is remove or create folder. :rolleyes::thinking:
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Sorry, I mixed up this with a notification in the notification bar ;)

    Use these AirPush detectors that mentioned in that thread ...

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  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Someone on another forum had a problem with a "Windows Live" app pushing that same homescreen shortcut (candycringe saga). run Lookout Ad Network Detector to find the rat app and before you uninstall the rat, please give it a bad play store review :beer:
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  6. drmdrm25

    drmdrm25 Member
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    Thanks used Lookout Ad Network Detector, and found out it was an app I installed last night. :beer:
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  7. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Extreme Android User

    thank goodness you uninstalled it. it's the most annoyingly stupid yet twice as addicting a game as Angry Birds once was. once it sucks you in you can't stop! should be called Crack Crush Saga.

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