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    Default SPAM/ADS All over my phone

    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?

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    Default Re: SPAM/ADS All over my phone

    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.
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    Have u consider trying adblockplus?
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    Default Re: SPAM/ADS All over my phone

    Or malwarebytes
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    Default Re: SPAM/ADS All over my phone

    Quote Originally Posted by PainFX View Post
    Have u consider trying adblockplus?
    Warning...AdBlockPlus will eat thru battery life like there's no tomorrow
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    Default Re: SPAM/ADS All over my phone

    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.
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    Default Re: SPAM/ADS All over my phone

    try adblock?
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    Default Re: SPAM/ADS All over my phone

    I appreciate all of the responses, thanks guys.

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

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