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    I keep getting a pop up every so often that says "scan for virus & spyware" with a download link. How do I make this stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leesrt View Post
    I keep getting a pop up every so often that says "scan for virus & spyware" with a download link. How do I make this stop?
    When is this happening exactly, in any app or anytime? is it happening in the notification bar? can you take a screen shot of it?
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    This has started happening to me all day today as well and I cannot get it to stop. It does not matter if I have any apps open or not. It just all the sudden shows up outta nowhere. I have attached a screenshot to this post. Any ideas how to make it stop???
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    That's it, I can't make it stop.
    No other apps are open and I haven't loaded anything recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommarockstar View Post
    This has started happening to me all day today as well and I cannot get it to stop. It does not matter if I have any apps open or not. It just all the sudden shows up outta nowhere. I have attached a screenshot to this post. Any ideas how to make it stop???
    Quote Originally Posted by leesrt View Post
    That's it, I can't make it stop.
    No other apps are open and I haven't loaded anything recently.
    lets try this to start
    Go to settings>application manager> Browser or internet (whatever the your device is using ) > Clear Data
    let me know if it keeps happening
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    Default Re: androidsecurityfree annoying pop up

    I did what you suggested so I'll give it some time and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    lets try this to start
    Go to settings>application manager> Browser or internet (whatever the your device is using ) > Clear Data
    let me know if it keeps happening


    Tried that but it did not work for me. Not sure if it makes a difference, but I have a Galaxy S3. Did not realize that this forum is for Droid Maxx :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommarockstar View Post
    Tried that but it did not work for me. Not sure if it makes a difference, but I have a Galaxy S3. Did not realize that this forum is for Droid Maxx :-(
    Go to the market and download an app called Airpush detector then scan your device tell me if it detects anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    lets try this to start
    Go to settings>application manager> Browser or internet (whatever the your device is using ) > Clear Data
    let me know if it keeps happening
    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    Go to the market and download an app called Airpush detector then scan your device tell me if it detects anything

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk

    I actually tried that before posting here :-( Nothing...
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    im having the same problem on my HTC one v......gives me the same message and it pops up at any moment
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    Same here it won't stop androidsecurityfree annoying pop up-uploadfromtaptalk1370918296120.jpg
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    When you run lookout it doesn't detect anything?

    All of you must have a common app that is causing this problem. Maybe a messenger app or a launcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    lets try this to start
    Go to settings>application manager> Browser or internet (whatever the your device is using ) > Clear Data
    let me know if it keeps happening
    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    When you run lookout it doesn't detect anything?

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    Lookout???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommarockstar View Post
    Lookout???
    Lookout is a security/antivirus application

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    lets try this to start
    Go to settings>application manager> Browser or internet (whatever the your device is using ) > Clear Data
    let me know if it keeps happening
    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    Lookout is a security/antivirus application

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    Just added it. Scanning now...will post when finished.
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    It says "All installed apps are safe"

    should I be running something else???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommarockstar View Post
    It says "All installed apps are safe"

    should I be running something else???
    Nope . I think it is just an app that is installed kicking off these pop ups. Do you have games installed on your device?

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    I have three games that I have had for quite a while: Candy Crush, Bingo Blitz and Cosmic Patrol...
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    It's happening to me too. On my Kindle Fire HD. Both lookout and McAfee
    came back clean. It's really annoying. Like every couple minutes.
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    I don't have any of those games. This is the only post I have seen on this so far....
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    If someone has the time and patience , please list all downloaded apps you have that way everyone can see what the possible common app causing this problem could be.

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    Same is happening to me. It pops up whenever no matter what im doing on my phone GS3
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    lets try this to start
    Go to settings>application manager> Browser or internet (whatever the your device is using ) > Clear Data
    let me know if it keeps happening
    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    If someone has the time and patience , please list all downloaded apps you have that way everyone can see what the possible common app causing this problem could be.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    Here is what I have...some came on phone and some downloaded...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails androidsecurityfree annoying pop up-screenshot_2013-06-10-23-38-39.png   androidsecurityfree annoying pop up-screenshot_2013-06-10-23-35-28.png   androidsecurityfree annoying pop up-screenshot_2013-06-10-23-38-14.png   androidsecurityfree annoying pop up-screenshot_2013-06-10-23-38-26.png   androidsecurityfree annoying pop up-screenshot_2013-06-10-23-38-58.png  

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    I have candy crush also but look out doesn't detect anything.
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