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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Android Question

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    How do I stop receiving all of those unwanted ads?

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  2. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    Not sure what you mean by unwanted ads.

    If you mean ads that appear in apps, then you can usually buy an ad-free version.

    If you mean ads that pop up randomly on your screen, that's probably malware. Safest thing is to back up your data and do a factory reset .. then be careful which apps you re-install. Try installing them one or two at a time so if the problem recurs, you know which apps to avoid.
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Ads which pop up outside an app might be related to push advertising (now banned, but maybe you still have some on your phone). Try installing Addons Detector, doing a scan, then look for any "push notifications" addons. If any of your apps are using that, uninstall them and it will stop.

    If not, then see above ^.

    But we're not telepathic, so it would help if you told us which ads you mean :)

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