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  1. Tunasub

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    Never had this problem before, until I signed into Samsung /galaxy apps.
    Could this be the reason?
     

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    Pop ups on what? Is it something particular popping up? Most likely it's going to be an app on the phone that is doing it!
     
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    After I unlock my phone the ads are on the home screen, typically it's been a advertisement for a a game.
     
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    That would be something on the phone causing that. A game an app something that was downloaded
     
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    It could be a Trojan or something like that, have you installed anything third party recently?
     
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    I installed the "Puffin Browser" from the galaxy apps.
    I installed the same browser from the Google play store and didn't have any "pop up"
    I wanted to see there was any functionality difference in the "Samsung" and the play store.
     
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    This is the first time I've heard this question.
     
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    Sounds like Samsung doesn't vet the apps in their store quite as well as Google does in the Play Store. Amazon has the same problem in their app store. I remember when Amazon had a free app of the day or week or something and I installed 3D Mini Golf from their store. I had the same type of home screen ad problem. I ended up Factory resetting and re-installing my apps leaving out the last few I downloaded from Amazon. Haven't been back since even though I still have quite a few of there credits or coins or whatever. I stick with Google Play now.
     
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    Google Play has a rule that apps are not allowed to run ads outside of when you're actually using the app. Other app sources, it's probably anything goes and good luck.

    Ads is how many of these 'free' apps are monetized of course. In addition to data mining, etc.
     
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    Sorry newbie here. I just want to give personal opinion. Maybe you can utilize the CCleaner apps, just clean everything that you think not important.
     
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    it happened to me and i went to everything google play and stopped all notifications. "do no harm" better get on it google!
     
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    Mine started after about a week. It looks like this.
     

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