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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by croid, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. croid

    croid Newbie
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    My Galaxy S20 FE has started presenting ads when I unlock it. What the hell is going on and how do I stop it from happening? Screenshot attached...

     

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    Post #3 by croid, Dec 27, 2020 (4 points)

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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep its called adware. it usually comes with an app your recently installed. i would delete any apps you installed recently starting with the most recent and work your way backwards. also before deleting i would delete cache and data first for the app and then uninstall the app.
     
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  4. croid

    croid Newbie
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    Thanks ocnbrze! I found the culprit. When the ad came up, I tapped the recent apps button, scrolled to the ad, tapped the ad's icon at the top and tapped App info and found it was a barcode scanner app. Uninstalled the POS and problem solved. Funny thing is it wasn't recently installed. It's been installed for a long time and just started throwing up the ads today. Go figure!
     
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  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    The developer wanted to monetize. I miss the just doing because we can people. Lots of good stuff free back in the day.
     
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  6. croid

    croid Newbie
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    The developer just monetized their crappy app right off my phone! lol
     
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  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I wonder how PhotoBucket is doing? When they monetized they blocked anything you posted using them with a request for money. The images were gone.
     
  8. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    That turned out to be a mistake.
     
  9. croid

    croid Newbie
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  10. Aleksey191919

    Aleksey191919 Lurker

    Remove all suspicious programs from your phone
     
  11. croid

    croid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, Aleksey191919,but problem's been resolved. Scroll up to post #3... :)
     
  12. Aleksey191919

    Aleksey191919 Lurker

    it's good, good luck
     
  13. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I always check F-Droid for all utility apps long before I go to other appstores.
     

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