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  1. Thea Roff

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    My phone seems to do what it wants, it shows commercials, it flashes, it decreases it's own volume and it does all of this without me touching. If anyone has had this trouble, I would like to know how they fixed it. I though I had a virus and did a virus cleaning and it still goes on. Also, I could get on to the network at work as of yesterday, 12/10/18 but as of last night, I can't. Should I do a factory reset? I really don't want to lose all of my stuff, I have a lot. Can someone please help me?
     

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    Most likely it's adverts from a rogue app...
    Did you install something recently?
     
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    Are the ads stating anything like "BeiTa plug-in"? Because we've had quite a few reports very recently of intrusive pop-ups from that bundled with certain "free" apps. Have you installed any apps from outside of Google Play or Amazon Appstore?
     
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    I have noticed this on my phone as well. I tried to go into camera setting to set storage location (internal/sd) unable to. The setting menu closes it down too fast. Also noticed calls getting cut off, look down and notifications settings up. This is pretty much the same timeline as the original post. Keyboard seems extra glitchy also. ???
    *edit* It seems to be tied in with the gyro and /or camera. Per trying take pic, screen flips, and other little things. I cut all permission privileges for camera for now.
     
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    I had similar issues with my last phone the lg G6. The last few weeks I had it. The phone would turn off and on, restart, dim brightness, increase and decrease the volume and freeze up all on it's own.
    Of course there was also the battery issues.
    On my Moto E5 play I am having a serious issue with intrusive pop up ads
     

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