Soooo.. how do I get rid of it? ;)
Soooo.. how do I get rid of it? ;)
try running a cleaner on your phone.
SD Maid's system cleaner will look for ad files and remove them : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....thedarken.sdm
then there is also the popular clean master : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nmaster.mguard
failing that, or even despite trying that, maybe consider running an AV as well.
Look for AdAway not in the Play Store.
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the problem with these adblockers is that they will only work on wifi, unless rooted.
its nice to have if you do most of your browsing on wifi but they are not a 100% guarantee against ads.
now i'm not sure what it is, but it's annoying and i didn't have anything like it since i got the phone...
it's probably an ad, but it sometimes activates not while on the browser.. or am i wrong?
it's something like "app of the week" with some purple background. could it be something that comes from the play store?
cause it doesn't look like it.
anyway all the cleaners didn't do anything.
think of what you might have downloaded recently before this problem began.
it might be an app you've given way too many permissions or junk you've downloaded from outside the play store... via torrent for instance.
in any case try removing these latest downloads until the problem is gone. SD Maid can tell you which apps are currently running (in memory). that could give you a hint.
in the worst case scenario you'll have to reset the phone to get rid of it so you might as well think hard what you've been letting into your phone lately. and did you run a AV check?
another thing that comes to mind would be to delete your browser cache, history, and junk files. it might not be that but no harm in cleaning it up.
Damn its still active :(
checked all active apps, uninstalled a few..
So what's an AV check?
There are dodgy apps on the Play Store. An app being on the Play Store does not guarantee safety. Look at the reviews and number of downloads. If either are low don't bother. It has nothing to do with your browser being open. You've downloaded something that contains this on to your phone. You either need to run something like "AVG Anti-virus free" or uninstall apps you don't completely trust until it is removed. A factory reset will remove it. But this is an extreme measure. If you uninstall the app causing it, the problem should be fixed.
Then you're going to have to start uninstalling your most recent apps until it goes. Or factory reset. Before that though another thing you could try is go to Settings>Security>Device Administrators. Are there any apps with permissions there that shouldn't? You could also go Settings>Apps> then choose the option to reset app preferences.
If they are ads and appear in your notifications you could also try AirPush from the Play Store. It detects apps that have push notifications and other apps that could be spying on you. As a last resort, as you mentioned, Factory Reset. Then add things back slowly beginning with the most trusted apps. It's a slow process but if your patient you can find it and avoid installing it again.
I've already liked JBeef's suggestion of checking reviews, even at the Play Store. This is usually a good tool for finding problems, because people will usually post if an app has done them wrong. Just because it's at the Play Store does not ensure it's a completely good and just app.
now i still keep getting those AD windows randomly (Hebrew):
i think i found it!! :D
it was on the APP settings, "all" list.
called "best deals".
but i can only disable it or kill it.
how do i uninstall it completely?
*hmm.. not so simple yet.
i disabled this widget, and found it on SD Maid, but it says it cannot uninstall it.
* no :(
I guess it's not "best deals" after all..
Keeps turning up.