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  1. PViera55's Avatar
    Recently an application requested me to download "NBA game time" to use an additional feature. I opted out of downloading it. But I have noticed that since then 3 out of 5 times I unlock my phone it unlocks to the NBA game time app page in the play store. I now don't remember which app suggested this download. So I assume it was the sports center app but can't find anything that would keep triggering this issue. Any help please! I even download the app and deleted to see if it would stop but to no success

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-23-2014 12:58 AM
  2. sjaduae's Avatar
    check what's running and see if you can track back what app or process is triggering this
    05-23-2014 01:11 AM
  3. jtphoenixga's Avatar
    I have the same issue, but it opens to Uber and android remote control.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-07-2015 05:30 PM
  4. zerrisk's Avatar
    Same problem but with Snapchat.
    02-07-2015 05:38 PM
  5. ELizzle24's Avatar
    Same for me only with Flickr and pen.up apps popping up. Help!! Please! Someone! It's so annoying!
    02-19-2015 03:24 PM
  6. Bob Hutko's Avatar
    This happened 9 my daughter's galaxy tab. Turned out to be a program called "Selena Gomez dress up". I think it can be anything. I tracked it down using lookouts ad network scanner, which didn't do much but list all of the apps that use ad networks. This one was using MoPub. I deleted apps one at a time starting with the sketchiest sounding and tried putting the tab into standby and then unlocking after each one. The difference was immediate and obvious when I found it. I'm not 100 percent sure, but the ad network scanner seemed to show more programs than my apps in Google play store. Good luck. Just uninstall things one at a time until you find it. Make a list of what you uninstall if you don't want to forget.
    05-01-2015 07:16 AM
  7. Androniks's Avatar
    I have the same problem on my Nexus 5 since recent update to Marshmallow version. My phone runs phone calling app along with every unlocking. It is terrible, very annoying... bother me to use my phone on demand. Is there any solution? Please, advise....
    12-01-2015 12:55 PM
  8. monesh's Avatar
    I have same problem from last 3 to 4 days. Any solution found? I installed 360 and AVG, both detected nothing...
    05-08-2016 04:06 AM
  9. ironass's Avatar
    I have same problem from last 3 to 4 days. Any solution found? I installed 360 and AVG, both detected nothing...
    Hello and welcome to Android Central monesh!

    Have you tried wiping your phone's cache partition as per #1.3 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide (applies to Marshmallow as well).
    05-08-2016 06:02 AM
  10. Villareale's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to Android Central monesh!

    Have you tried wiping your phone's cache partition as per #1.3 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide (applies to Marshmallow as well).
    [SOLVED] Just downloaded malwarebytes app. Found that a program gave itself administrative access and could not delete it without manually disabling it. Fixed the problem.
    06-01-2016 11:02 AM
  11. 007jpsu's Avatar
    I have same problem from last 3 to 4 days. Any solution found? I installed 360 and AVG, both detected nothing...
    Hi! I faced the same problem but I was able to successfully resolve it. I will share with you the nature of my problem and it's solution while keeping in mind the fact that there could be several reasons behind this problem and other users may need to resort to different methods.
    Whenever I unlocked my screen while my data was switched on, a blank page would automatically start up and eventually lead to to a page in playstoreSo I tried these methods and found out which app was causing the problem -
    1. As soon as soon as the app started after unlocking I minimized it and sought to identify the app by it's name. However, there was nothing but white minimized screen. In other words, the app seemed to have no name and therefore it couldn't be identified. This failed for me;
    2. Then I checked the list of all the recently downloaded apks from my browser and was able to identify which one of them was installed but was not listed under Settings->apps-> downloaded. I did this by clicking on all the apps one after another. If they're not installed there would the usual installation message. If they're already installed then you would get the message "would you like to install an update to this existing...". On finding apps that were already installed, I checked the apps list in my phone to find those names. Finally, I came across an installed app which was not listed. The app package had no icon though it had a download package name "DARK-SWORD-ANDROID-APK-HACK-MOD-DOWNLOAD-8742.apk". On finding this, I checked the list of installed apps in my ES file explorer (because I knew that the app was not listed under settings>apps). As I scrolled down to the end I found an app that had blank icon with blank title. I uninstalled it and, voila! The problem is gone.
    07-01-2016 04:27 AM
  12. ashleysalazar1's Avatar
    I have the same issue, but it opens to Uber and android remote control.

    Posted via the Android Central App

    mine does the same thing and its so damn aggravating!
    07-10-2016 04:33 PM
  13. Aparajita_fof's Avatar
    Hi! I faced the same problem but I was able to successfully resolve it. I will share with you the nature of my problem and it's solution while keeping in mind the fact that there could be several reasons behind this problem and other users may need to resort to different methods.
    Whenever I unlocked my screen while my data was switched on, a blank page would automatically start up and eventually lead to to a page in playstoreSo I tried these methods and found out which app was causing the problem -
    1. As soon as soon as the app started after unlocking I minimized it and sought to identify the app by it's name. However, there was nothing but white minimized screen. In other words, the app seemed to have no name and therefore it couldn't be identified. This failed for me;
    2. Then I checked the list of all the recently downloaded apks from my browser and was able to identify which one of them was installed but was not listed under Settings->apps-> downloaded. I did this by clicking on all the apps one after another. If they're not installed there would the usual installation message. If they're already installed then you would get the message "would you like to install an update to this existing...". On finding apps that were already installed, I checked the apps list in my phone to find those names. Finally, I came across an installed app which was not listed. The app package had no icon though it had a download package name "DARK-SWORD-ANDROID-APK-HACK-MOD-DOWNLOAD-8742.apk". On finding this, I checked the list of installed apps in my ES file explorer (because I knew that the app was not listed under settings>apps). As I scrolled down to the end I found an app that had blank icon with blank title. I uninstalled it and, voila! The problem is gone.
    I registered just to say thanks... Thanks to you it's solved. I believe got this from when I connected phone to laptop with USB debugging and that app installed one into my phone apparently to do the job to recover the list data from my sd card... I guess that's a hoax too. But yeah... Thanks
    07-11-2016 05:18 PM
  14. Bruno Mallette's Avatar
    [SOLVED] Just downloaded malwarebytes app. Found that a program gave itself administrative access and could not delete it without manually disabling it. Fixed the problem.
    Check for apps that have admin right. Found one with no name.
    08-11-2016 09:14 PM
  15. Corey Cohee's Avatar
    mine does the same thing and its so damn aggravating!
    Kapersky found it and I hit delete and it found it again in the same scan and asked if I wanted to uninstall it and I did and viola. Believe it was called base.apk or something close
    08-26-2016 09:10 AM
  16. higgins thomas's Avatar
    Hi...I found the app with no name or icon in my phone....But the uninstall button is disabled.and the only button enabled is clear cache...which does not solve the problem...please help.....Thanks
    08-27-2016 11:28 PM
  17. Mykooool's Avatar
    Hi! I faced the same problem but I was able to successfully resolve it. I will share with you the nature of my problem and it's solution while keeping in mind the fact that there could be several reasons behind this problem and other users may need to resort to different methods.
    Whenever I unlocked my screen while my data was switched on, a blank page would automatically start up and eventually lead to to a page in playstoreSo I tried these methods and found out which app was causing the problem -
    1. As soon as soon as the app started after unlocking I minimized it and sought to identify the app by it's name. However, there was nothing but white minimized screen. In other words, the app seemed to have no name and therefore it couldn't be identified. This failed for me;
    2. Then I checked the list of all the recently downloaded apks from my browser and was able to identify which one of them was installed but was not listed under Settings->apps-> downloaded. I did this by clicking on all the apps one after another. If they're not installed there would the usual installation message. If they're already installed then you would get the message "would you like to install an update to this existing...". On finding apps that were already installed, I checked the apps list in my phone to find those names. Finally, I came across an installed app which was not listed. The app package had no icon though it had a download package name "DARK-SWORD-ANDROID-APK-HACK-MOD-DOWNLOAD-8742.apk". On finding this, I checked the list of installed apps in my ES file explorer (because I knew that the app was not listed under settings>apps). As I scrolled down to the end I found an app that had blank icon with blank title. I uninstalled it and, voila! The problem is gone.
    Thank you so much for this answer.
    08-28-2016 10:49 PM
  18. Benedict Thomas's Avatar
    Hi...I found the app with no name or icon in my phone....But the uninstall button is disabled.and the only button enabled is clear cache...which does not solve the problem...please help.....Thanks
    Hi...download ES file explorer....In that select manage apps..then check for the app with no name and icon..finally uninstall it... Good luck
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    08-29-2016 05:36 AM
  19. mru007's Avatar
    Check for any rogue app on the phone (or an app / adware that has installed without notifying you, like the ones during browsing Internet).
    Uninstall this app (of course) & then perform a 'Wipe Cache Partition' from Recovery menu.
    If still the issue persists, a nice Factory Reset (from Recovery menu) should fix all the issues (and also make the phone better, once & for all ).
    08-29-2016 07:43 AM
  20. Bama1982's Avatar
    Hi...I found the app with no name or icon in my phone....But the uninstall button is disabled.and the only button enabled is clear cache...which does not solve the problem...please help.....Thanks
    Hey whats up. I had the same issue with the uninstall button grayed out. You have to go to settings then to security. Once in security click on device/phone administrators. It will bring up a list of apps. Uncheck the app you want to get rid of. It will ask you to disactive click yes. After you have done this go back to apps find the app and you can uninstall it now.
    09-04-2016 12:32 PM
  21. Barath Joshua's Avatar
    And I had the same issues too.. I installed Kaspersky antivirus app and it found the app which was causing the bug nd removed it instantly!!
    09-05-2016 02:09 AM
  22. Mayank Taya's Avatar
    Thank you very much.... It worked
    09-17-2016 04:01 AM
  23. Manohar Majety's Avatar
    i found a solution to this

    I went to es file explorer and then to installed apps on phone and i found an app with no icon or name and i have uninstalled the app and problem solved
    Note :- while uninstalling it asks you for deactivating admin rights and deactivate it it works 100%
    10-03-2016 08:12 PM
  24. Daniyal 99's Avatar
    Thank you so much for this answer.
    Same thing I found the app but I can't uninstall it the uninstall button has faded...help
    10-04-2016 10:01 PM
  25. Cody Roth's Avatar
    Hi! I faced the same problem but I was able to successfully resolve it. I will share with you the nature of my problem and it's solution while keeping in mind the fact that there could be several reasons behind this problem and other users may need to resort to different methods.
    Whenever I unlocked my screen while my data was switched on, a blank page would automatically start up and eventually lead to to a page in playstoreSo I tried these methods and found out which app was causing the problem -
    1. As soon as soon as the app started after unlocking I minimized it and sought to identify the app by it's name. However, there was nothing but white minimized screen. In other words, the app seemed to have no name and therefore it couldn't be identified. This failed for me;
    2. Then I checked the list of all the recently downloaded apks from my browser and was able to identify which one of them was installed but was not listed under Settings->apps-> downloaded. I did this by clicking on all the apps one after another. If they're not installed there would the usual installation message. If they're already installed then you would get the message "would you like to install an update to this existing...". On finding apps that were already installed, I checked the apps list in my phone to find those names. Finally, I came across an installed app which was not listed. The app package had no icon though it had a download package name "DARK-SWORD-ANDROID-APK-HACK-MOD-DOWNLOAD-8742.apk". On finding this, I checked the list of installed apps in my ES file explorer (because I knew that the app was not listed under settings>apps). As I scrolled down to the end I found an app that had blank icon with blank title. I uninstalled it and, voila! The problem is gone.
    I got to the point where I found the blank app but my phone will not give me the option of deleting the blank app. It will only let me clear cached data from the app. Any suggestions on what I should do? Thanks
    11-08-2016 11:42 PM
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