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SPAM in notification dropdown?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dunkeroo, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Dunkeroo

    Dunkeroo Newbie
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    All of a sudden im getting spam in my norifications list to go to diff websites and what not. Anyone know how to get rid of these annoying popups? Im not rooted. I dont find any 3rd party apps installed that would be used for this that i may have downloaded.

    This is annoying. Please dont tell me i have to factory reset my phone.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob Android Expert

    Actually this is pretty common now. It happened to me with a GO SMS theme I downloaded from the Play Store so I couldn't figure out how I got a "virus". Start looking through any Apps or app plug-ins (especially free ones) that you downloaded about the time this started happening to you and you'll have to delete them one at a time until you get the right one. You'll know when the Spam notifications stop.

    Mine was easy to figure out, but if yours isn't download the free version of Lookout Antivirus and run it. I've been told that it will detect those apps that pull this kind of trick. Google is trying to screen things getting into the Play store better, but nothing is perfect.
  3. davoid

    davoid Android Expert

    It is likely an app you have installed that uses the Airpush plugin to push ads to your notification bar. Get rid of the culprits.

    Download and install an app called Addons Detector. It will tell you which apps are responsible for this and then you can uninstall them.
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  4. AaronASB

    AaronASB Lurker

    Just thought I would bump this with a thank you. Saved me headache of trying to do this via process of elimination. Girlfriends phone requires cleaning all to often.

  5. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    You might try a long press on the advertising's notification for to show the app that raised the notification.

    And with Jelly Bean you don't need to uninstall the app, just uncheck its notification ability in Settings, Apps ... :)

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  6. TheMuddyPaws

    TheMuddyPaws Member

    Holy crap. Thanks a ton for this. I been racking my head trying to figure out what is pushing crap to me. It ended up not being a app but a live wallpaper called gears.


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