1. Daniel D1's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I just made the switch from Apple to Samsung, this phones driving me a little nuts.

    I can't pinpoint what it is, I installed a bunch of apps all in the same day. I'm getting spam and ads everywhere I go. When I click skip ad it loads a webpage or the app store to download. I unlock my phone, boom ad. I click messages, AD, I click my browser another pop up. It's literally driving me crazy. It doesn't happen every time but very often.

    I installed TrustGo Ad Detector, it has leak identity info and collection location = 20. Basically, all of my apps. The rest - 0.

    I installed Ad Network Detector by Lookout Labs.

    I have 1 collect location info - AdMob - When I click AdMob (20 apps) - All of my apps.
    I have 5 collect device or mobile network info - Admob (20 apps), Mobclix (1 app), MoPub (3 apps), Millennial (4 apps).
    The other scan results are 0.

    I believe this started after I installed the Iphone 5s keyboard ios7. I'm going to uninstall it and see if that fixes it.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks
    05-14-2014 05:45 PM
  2. anon(8082935)'s Avatar
    It has to be an app. AdMob is a Google ad network which is why it shows up as all of your apps.

    If you look at the reviews for the keyboard, someone probably mentions those popup ads. Uninstalling it should do the trick.
    debdroid1a likes this.
    05-14-2014 06:15 PM
  3. PainFX's Avatar
    Have u consider trying adblockplus?
    05-14-2014 06:25 PM
  4. mark5019's Avatar
    Or malwarebytes
    05-14-2014 07:52 PM
  5. monicakm's Avatar
    Have u consider trying adblockplus?
    Warning...AdBlockPlus will eat thru battery life like there's no tomorrow
    05-14-2014 08:46 PM
  6. srkmagnus's Avatar
    OP, I would suggest a factory reset to clear out any bad app that is causing these issues. Re-install apps slowly (with use in between installs) and see if the problem returns. If it does, then it's likely the last app you installed. That way you know what app is causing the problem and can look for an alternative to that app.

    Be sure to sync with your Google account and backup call log and text messages before a factory reset.
    debdroid1a likes this.
    05-14-2014 09:29 PM
  7. Lodadroid's Avatar
    try adblock?
    05-14-2014 11:21 PM
  8. Daniel D1's Avatar
    I appreciate all of the responses, thanks guys.

    It ended up actually being that app - Iphone 5s keyboard ios7. Uninstalled, ads gone.

    Cheers,
    D
    Jon Jackson likes this.
    05-15-2014 04:25 PM

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