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    Default Annoying "pop ups"

    I am constantly getting these annoying game popups. I've tried searching about it but no luck, basically i can open snapchat or viber or textra or really anything and I'll randomly have chrome opened and a little black oval at the bottom of my screen saying "Top Free Game" then the chrome site redirects to random games on the google playstore.
    I've tried deleting random free games, and scanning with every virus scanner available..Can anyone help me out?

    the pop up looks like this Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Annoying "pop ups"

    Welcome to Android Central! Try installing something like Lookout's Ad-Network Scanner & Detector. If it doesn't find anything, then you may just have to uninstall your apps one by one until the behavior disappears. Stuff like is usually associated with a free game you may have installed.
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    Default Re: Annoying "pop ups"

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Welcome to Android Central! Try installing something like Lookout's Ad-Network Scanner & Detector. If it doesn't find anything, then you may just have to uninstall your apps one by one until the behavior disappears. Stuff like is usually associated with a free game you may have installed.
    As i said in my post I have used all the scanners and adware detectors...I've uninstalled most apps that could be causing it i guess.
    Just wondering if anybodies been having this same specific "pop up" and knows the specific app causing it
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    Oh sorry--you actually only referred to "virus scanners" in your original post. An ad-network detector is not a virus scanner. Also, not all security apps are equally effective, so it can be helpful to know which ones you've tried. Lookout is a pretty well-respected security company, so still worth trying if you haven't already.

    When you see that popup, can you long-press it and see if any options come up?
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    Default Re: Annoying "pop ups"

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Oh sorry--you actually only referred to "virus scanners" in your original post. An ad-network detector is not a virus scanner. Also, not all security apps are equally effective, so it can be helpful to know which ones you've tried. Lookout is a pretty well-respected security company, so still worth trying if you haven't already.

    When you see that popup, can you long-press it and see if any options come up?
    Oh okay, gotcha.
    I've tried Lookout, Malware, avast, avg, and clean master.
    Do you mean long press on the black oval when it pops up? If so, I will try next time it happens.
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    Yep, long press on the black oval. Probably won't do much, but worth a try.

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