1. nbkhuu's Avatar
    Hey guys, I just ran into a problem with my Verizon GNex. Yesterday I noticed a green "+" icon in my notification bar. Never seeing this before, I clicked on it and it took me to some advert page. I downloaded bitdefender, but a scan came up with nothing. I checked the Apps list and i cant tell which one might be the culprit -- they all look like they could be stock or ones that I've DLed.

    So the question is, how do i go about quickly identifying whatever might be causing this? Is there a list of stock Apps that I can compare with my own to see which one might be malicious?

    Thanks guys!
    12-24-2011 01:32 PM
  2. chevyguy8893's Avatar
    According to this thread Weird Ads popping up? Airpush Detector should be able to tell you. I haven't had this happen so I am not sure if it will work or not.
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    12-24-2011 01:55 PM
  3. 808phoneaddict's Avatar
    Yeah I think that's spam from one of your apps, I had that on gingerbread on my thunderbolt...it was some dumb app I downloaded that was inviting me to new apps or websites...check your list of apps, get rid or disable unessentials ans figure out which app it is!

    Galaxy Nexus in the house via Tapatalk!!!
    12-24-2011 03:13 PM
  4. nbkhuu's Avatar
    thanks guys, ill give airpush a go.
    12-24-2011 05:46 PM
  5. Channan's Avatar
    Not malware. Just ads.
    12-24-2011 07:57 PM
  6. nbkhuu's Avatar
    downloaded airpush detector. it was the new version of music junk. uninstalled right away.

    thanks again!
    12-26-2011 02:50 PM
  7. tacticalfats's Avatar
    I hope you left the appropriate feedback....lol
    12-30-2011 06:04 AM
  8. EhrlichParr's Avatar
    Well the easiest way to detect a malware is to install some latest antivirus for samsung galaxy. Just google it "samsung galaxy antivirus software and you would get many options. However, do spend a day or so on your research. Before you finally install one, two points should be clear to you

    1:- What kind of virus/malware you have in your gadget.
    2:- Make 100% sure that the antivirus or security software you are going to install will be effective for that malware.
    12-30-2011 08:21 AM
  9. stopswitch's Avatar
    Boycott all airpush apps.

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    12-30-2011 10:38 AM
  10. ignb's Avatar
    It's called Madware (mobile adware). The second biggest threat after the toll fraud trojans. However, most AVs fail to properly detected madware and that's not good because cyber criminals can only steal money using trojans or display ads at the moment. Mobile malware monetization is still very difficult.
    01-08-2013 12:24 PM
  11. 15israellai's Avatar
    Actually with jelly bean you simply long press the notification to get to know what app gave it.

    Transmitted from my Nexus Prime
    01-13-2013 11:37 AM
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