1. stayblown420's Avatar
    Why are random ads popping up on my screen , its not notifications in my notification bar, but on my screen itself. How can this be resolved. I have the galaxy s5.
    08-23-2014 11:40 AM
  2. codyoehl's Avatar
    It could be adware from an app, or some ads might pop up when you are browsing the Web

    Posted via Android Central App with my Samsung Galaxy S5
    08-23-2014 11:53 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Install Malwarebytes (free from the Play Store) and a good antivirus app. If it's happening when you're on the web, there are ad blocker apps. (Most of them just modify the hosts file, so the browser looks in your phone for the ad, not on the ad's website, and the worst you'll get is a "site not available" text on the page where the ad would be.)
    08-23-2014 02:33 PM
  4. alee shah's Avatar
    it is due to some freeware apps or VPN apps

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2014 04:01 PM
  5. SimplyScotty's Avatar
    I've been having this same issue for about a month. I've factory reset several times and nothing has fixed the problem. After reading through this thread, the only app in common I noticed repeatedly was SwiftKey (which I use for my keyboard as well). I removed the app and haven't had any ad pop-ups since. Would be curious to if this fixes anyone else problem w/ the ad-popups.
    06-23-2015 02:00 PM
  6. 4enzicTom's Avatar
    VPN Defender appears to have been my particular offending application. It took uninstalling nearly everything until the incessant pop-up ads disappeared. Sadly, it seems even apps purported to keep us safe(r) are rife with BS.
    06-28-2015 02:40 PM
  7. nitacawo's Avatar
    Report this app to google they will remove it or maybe not as google client support is well known for their uselessness
    06-28-2015 03:09 PM

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