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S3 infecfected? Unwanted notifications

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hal1, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I have been receiving these notifications, 'get free this',or something. usually to download an app. When I open the notification it takes me to the Play store, directly to some game or app, maybe a website, I don't remember.

    I haven't downloaded anything lately. Has anyone seen this?

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  2. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    some app you installed is pushing the notifications
  3. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Nothing new lately comes to mind. If I do think of what it might be would uninstalling it fix it? Or is it too late? My Lookout seems to be running clean.
  4. Toosploos

    Toosploos Well-Known Member

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  5. Dunkeroo

    Dunkeroo Newbie

    What he said. Download add-ons detector. It will locate the spam app for you to uninstall.

    A problem I encountered was i had a hard time uninstalling the actual problem app.

    I had to download the app uninstaller from play store. Worked like a charm.
  6. hal1

    hal1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Done. Thanks. I should have searched unwanted notifications before posting this.

    FYI, for those that stumble on this thread, I think the app Airpush Detector works too
  7. Toosploos

    Toosploos Well-Known Member

    These notifications come from apps that have either airpush or leadbolt - two different scripts. From what I understand the addon detector sniffs both those bastards out - airpush, obviously, only catches the airpush ones.
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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