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    Hey everyone
    I have a small problem
    Each time i download smthng from play store and it finishes diwnloading i keep getting the same ad about downloading a stupid font and it gets pretty enoying, so i gave it a try and downloaded it but the message keeps showing up. Is it a virus or is it common? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by got_dibz View Post
    Hey everyone
    I have a small problem
    Each time i download smthng from play store and it finishes diwnloading i keep getting the same ad about downloading a stupid font and it gets pretty enoying, so i gave it a try and downloaded it but the message keeps showing up. Is it a virus or is it common? Thanks
    Like hell If you got Jelly Bean when you hold notification it will show you can check application information which send the notification, you can disable notifications from that application there too
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    Not using Jelly Bean, the ad is still there...it looks more like a virus. What else can i try?
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    Did you install any apps recently that might be doing this? Try backing out your latest apps.

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    man, i download 10apps every 1 hour :/...its hard to recall which one might of done this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by got_dibz View Post
    man, i download 10apps every 1 hour :/...its hard to recall which one might of done this.
    Download airpush detector that app should let you know what apps are doing it

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    Just downloaded it, couldnt detect anything...my guess would be that it is one of the fonts ive downloaded that is causing the problem, maybe?
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    Maybe its just for today? Some kind of promotional advertisment or that rarely happens? Havent had the phone long enough to know how things work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by got_dibz View Post
    man, i download 10apps every 1 hour :/...its hard to recall which one might of done this.
    You might want to be more careful with what you install, check the permissions before you install, and install less apps at a time. If you install a couple apps at a time and make sure your device is stable before installing more, it'll be easier to identify problem apps.

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    Also make sure to read user reviews because they often let you know if these kinda of ads are in an app.
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    Its still there, it makes me feel like i own a fake phone...any othet suggestions, has this ever happened to anyone or should i jusr format the damn thing?
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    Have you looked through your running apps for anything suspicious?

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    Nothing unusual, same stuff running as the last tme i checked before the problem started... its defenatly an app that i installed not more then 2 days ago but thats stil alot to go through...isnt there some kind of ad blocker i can get?
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    Btw what does it mean to root my device? Should i do it?
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    I would just start uninstalling them if it has only been a couple of days.

    Check the getting started link at the top of the AC site. It has info about rooting.

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    I guess thats what ill do. Its only happening when i download something from the playstore/google store. Thanks for ur time much appreciated
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    No problem. Good luck!! If you figure out what it was, come back and let us know.

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    There are many ad blocker apps out there to block push notifications and ads in apps. I'm rooted and use the RomToolbox Pro and the ad blocker that comes with it is the best one I have used so far. Worst case you can always do a factory reset

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    It said that rooting your device can have alot downs, for instance the device can crash and cant recover...too risky for me. What are ur thoughts about rooting my device and what does it do to you ?
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    Unless you have a specific reason to root your device, I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinator View Post
    Unless you have a specific reason to root your device, I wouldn't worry about it.

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    This response I like.

    Way to often people are lead to believe they must root their device.


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    So is it just for security reasons or is there more to it?
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    Read this.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/rooting-it-me-some-qa

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