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SOLVED: Annoying pop up advert icon - what's the source?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by beelzebomb, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. beelzebomb

    beelzebomb Lurker
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    It's a small circle with an image in it, half on my Samsung galaxy S5 mini screen, half off. I click it to see what it is and it takes me to some 'jackpot' utter sh1te. This gets rid of the icon, but it's back within an hour. It's making my (already slow) phone run at a snail's pace. Avast doesn't detect it as malware, so any ideas? I'd seriously like to stamp on the balls of the numbnut f*ckwits that think this sort of marketing actually works. (See the attached images - icon is just below Facebook).
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    Post #5 by beelzebomb, Jul 4, 2017 (3 points)

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  3. Probably GoSMS or Dolphin. Both are infamous for having Adware.
     
  4. najmahmed104

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  5. beelzebomb

    beelzebomb Lurker
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    Well, a bit of further research showed it to (most likely) be Touchpal - that infamous old culprit that's the source of so many complaints on forums for spamming adverts. Removed and replaced with the almost identical Go keyboard and problem appears to have gone away - just disabling Touchpal didn't fully work; it required deleting.
     
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