1. mwrmt's Avatar
    This just started happening about 3-4 days ago and I haven't been able to locate a solution.

    I've only installed one new app, the IIHF app, but have also uninstalled it w/out change.

    I have tried uninstalling to the factory version(no updates), cleared cache and data w/out luck.

    It's really starting to annoy me as it will self start when going to my home page, opening emails or other apps.

    Any help is HUGELY appreciated.
    01-04-2014 11:24 AM
  2. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Do you mean it starts updating apps by itself?

    Open the play store app, tap the 3 dots on the upper right, and find the setting for auto update and turn it off. :-)

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    01-04-2014 11:50 AM
  3. mwrmt's Avatar
    No. It just starts up on its own with its homepage.

    I also get a page that pops up for the top 10 apps.

    Completely random for both situations.

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    01-04-2014 12:08 PM
  4. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    No. It just starts up on its own with its homepage.

    I also get a page that pops up for the top 10 apps.

    Completely random for both situations.

    Tapatalk says Nut up or Shut up!
    That sounds like the prompt to update those 10 apps. Without a screenshot it is hard to say.

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    01-04-2014 01:19 PM
  5. mwrmt's Avatar
    I'll ad the screenshot when I get home, but it is either the Google play store home pqge or an ad for stuff I don't want, like single women and dating sites.

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    01-04-2014 01:36 PM
  6. Brian Dawson's Avatar
    Sounds like you downloaded an app that is causing pop-ups. Try un-installing any apps that you installed around the time it started. Or possibly download some kind of virus scan that may detect the adware.

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    01-04-2014 02:07 PM
  7. mwrmt's Avatar
    Thanks Brian.

    The 2 latest apps installed were the 2014 IIHF(World juniors) app and Instagram.

    I deleted both and all seems well, so I'm just trying to install one at a time to see which one it is.

    I do have AVG installed and nothing came up with that, but will try a separate scan with each app installed.
    01-04-2014 04:36 PM
  8. mwrmt's Avatar
    So after reinstalling the IIHF app, the problem seems to have returned, so I've uninstalled it again and added Instagram and the problem ,so far seems to have disappeared.
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    01-04-2014 06:11 PM
  9. mwrmt's Avatar
    I was wrong, instagram does it too.

    Both are now uninstalled, so we'll again wait and see.

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    01-04-2014 08:45 PM
  10. mwrmt's Avatar
    That didn't take long, it still happens with both apps uninstalled.

    What gives?

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    01-04-2014 08:52 PM
  11. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I was wrong, instagram does it too.

    Both are now uninstalled, so we'll again wait and see.

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    When you can post a screen shot it will help show us what you see.

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    01-04-2014 09:02 PM
  12. mwrmt's Avatar


    This is the ad. Otherwise the other page is just the Google Play store home page.

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    01-04-2014 10:53 PM
  13. mikew99's Avatar
    I did a google search on "top apps of the day" pop-up and got a few hits about this problem.

    This thread from xda recommends installing the Airpush Finder app to locate the culprit. (Airpush is an ad framework.)

    Take a look to see if any of the solutions mentioned in the above threads work for you.
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    01-05-2014 02:42 AM
  14. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/05/qene9ezy.jpg

    This is the ad. Otherwise the other page is just the Google Play store home page.

    Tapatalk says Nut up or Shut up!
    Oh, OK. So it was both, a big pop up ad and the play store opening. Try Mike's advice and let us know how it goes. :thumbup:

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    01-05-2014 04:05 AM
  15. mwrmt's Avatar
    Will do. Thanks mike and mrs m.

    Tapatalk says Nut up or Shut up!
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    01-05-2014 08:51 AM
  16. mwrmt's Avatar
    So I just wanted to follow up with this.

    Here is what else I found out and tried, with success I believe.

    Thanks to mikew99 for prompting some more research, but after reading this article:

    http://androidforums.com/android-app...y-head-in.html

    Specifically, jmac1302's reply, I did just that, I deleted mp3 downloader app and all seems to be good now. I can't remember the app that I had and have searched to let you all know, but cannot find it.

    Anyways, thanks everyone for your help, I hope this has resolved my problem.
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    01-05-2014 10:22 PM

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