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    Default Receiving happy face popup annoying window on android kitkat

    Hi all,

    Recently I receive on my android (kitkat) the following popup message with an ok button:
    :-)

    Then, I receive this one:

    :-)
    ----------------------
    :-)

    Is this a virus or have I been hacked?

    Thanks a lot for your comments and support, thus this is very very annoying.

    Greetings!

    Edgar E. Mendoza
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    Welcome to Android Central! Do these popups only occur when you're using a browser? If so, they're probably popups associated with a certain website. Just don't click on any links in the box.
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    Hi, thanks for answering!

    Just basic apps from the play store; this issue does not happen when opening the web browser.

    Greetings;

    Edgar E. Mendoza
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    I have the same problem like you, can you share the complete list of apps to check out what's the problem? And if you have a custom rom , I have recently flash stock 4.4.3
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    Where are you from? Maybe is an operator message
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    Hi all:

    Mexico, carrier Telcel.

    These are my apps:

    9GAG
    Adobe reader
    Amazon
    Any.Do
    Asphalt 7
    avast! Mobile security
    B1 Free Archiver
    Box
    Calendar
    Camera
    Chrome
    Clean Master
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    Currency converter
    Docs
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    Draw!
    Drive
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    Du baterry saver
    Du flash
    Duolingo
    ES file explorer
    Evernote
    Firefox
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    Go weather
    RAR
    Sheets
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    SoundHoundSpeedtest
    Swiftkey
    Teamviewer
    theCHIVE
    Tunein radio
    Waze
    Whatsapp
    Wikipedia
    WPS Office (kingsoft office)
    Youtube

    Greetings!
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    I'm using telcel too maybe it is an operator message but the question is why ? I'm on nexus 5 I hope with 4.4.4 solve the problem :-) let me see if you have the same problem with the os update
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    Wow! I have the same phone; the first time I received this message, was after updating the phone to the 4.4.3 Kit Kat version; I thought it was a final message of the update; nevertheless, it keeps appearing since then.

    Now I think there is something behind this update.......

    Thanks for your response Alberto.

    Cheers!
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    Same annoying issue here. Nexus 5, carrier Telcel. Started showing on right after 4.4.3 update. I restored factory settings then updated to 4.4.4. The pop up keeps showing.

    Basic apps installed too.

    greetings

    Luis Marin
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    I have the same issue, from México telcel carrier on nexus 5, I guess is sabe to say must be a carrier message? At first it was only one :-) but im receiving like 6 smileys now gets really annoying
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    I have the same phone and same carrier and I am also receiving that annoying smiley pop-up. I hope someone will find a solution for the problem soon. Update*: I actually replaced my phone to another nexus 5 (16gb black) yet the problem continued to appear after the 4.4.3 update onward to the 4.4.4 update. I hope the problem will disappear in Android L
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    hello everyone I just switched from my iusacell sim to the Telcel sim on my nexus 5 and I'm getting annoying faces too, so it seems that is a telcel thing
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    So did anyone try and contact Telcel about this issue? I am guessing they must have some sort of customer care service?
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    Default Re: Receiving happy face popup annoying window on android kitkat

    I have the same phone the same carrier, I just upgrade to lollipop and still getting the same happy face.
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    Has anyone be able to find a source for this problem?

    I have the same phone Nexus 5, with Telcel and running Lollipop, and started getting the messages...

    My wife has also a Nexus 5 with Lollipop and Telcel and she is not having the problem. It has to be some virus...

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