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    Is anyone else getting spam pop ups in their notification bar? I have gotten 4 or 5 since I picked my phone up on Friday and can't seem to find a way to stop them. I never had this issue with my EVO3D and am wondering if somehow it is related to the fact that I am using the stock browser... I have always used Dolphin Browser before this. Advice is welcome please!

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    Some apps will push ads. Very annoying. You can download ad detector by look out mobile security.
    Privacy is overrated :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irvgotti View Post
    Some apps will push ads. Very annoying. You can download ad detector by look out mobile security.
    What he said.
    You downloaded something free from the app store. This is the tradeoff. My experience, the live wallpapers are the worst for this.
    Get ad detector, find out what's doing it, then decide if you like the guilty app more than the ads.
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    Thanks for the quick responses guys. It turns out that there are two guilty apps and oddly enough one is android Central :-) The other is Ringdroid and I will just delete it when I am done making all of my ring tones. Really appreciate the help.

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    Use lookout ad detector, and it will tell you which apps are pushing the ads.
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    Hope this doesn't jinx me but I've been using the A.C. app and haven't been getting ads in the notification bar (thank God).

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    I installed a live wallpaper from the playstore , it was a skull with blue fire , second I installed it i started getting ads in my notification. I removed it and havent got one since. might have just been a coincidence but better safe than annoyed all day.
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    I had the same issue, getting daily spam in the notification window. I used Lookout Ad Detector and found the guilty culprit: Go Launcher Ex Galaxy S3 Theme

    I uninstalled it and was going to leave a 1 star review but you can't leave reviews unless you have the app/theme installed. I should have left the review before uninstalling.
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    i get the same as well.
    i get notifications that are shaped like a text message but the edges of the text message icon is cut instead of a sharp edge. Also its in chinese when i check it with some numbers.

    When i press it, it gives me two choices both in chinese.
    i pressed the one on the left and it installed something on my phone which idk. then it came up again and i pressed the one on the right, it didnt do anything so probably that was like a "No thanks" button. And in my SD card, i cant get rid of this folder "KkDownApps". i think thats where that chinese thing was installed.. IT INSTALLED AN APPS LIKE A MESSENGER KIND.

    i get these fake message notifications on random times of the day..

    how do i get rid of it? please help!!
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    Anyone know of an Ad Blocker that isn't for rooted phones???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfa2012 View Post

    i get these fake message notifications on random times of the day..

    how do i get rid of it? please help!!
    Have you tried Lookout Ad Detector which has been mentioned 3 times in this thread?
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    Yes i tried, but i dont know what apps are causing it.
    i have blackmart alpha and these are the apps i downloaded with blackmart alpha: tower defense, homerun battle 3d, draw something, kd collage, and other apps but i uninstalled them.

    which of those apps could be a problem?
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    i get these on my galaxy fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrooveRite View Post
    Anyone know of an Ad Blocker that isn't for rooted phones???
    Airpush Detector. Up arrow with red circle with line through it like a no smoking sign. Open app and it does the sweep and lets you know which ones are guilty.
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    Hi,

    Not sure if this has been posted before. I used the above mentioned ad blocker and again today I got more spam. However on my S4, I found that if I press on the spam message in the notification bar for a few seconds a little box appears say "Lookup app". This then told me which app sent it and I just un-install.
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    I have a video downloader that does this. Then I froze it when I want y to use it, it does take a few steps but much better than push notification ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hounddogdaddy View Post
    Is anyone else getting spam pop ups in their notification bar? I have gotten 4 or 5 since I picked my phone up on Friday and can't seem to find a way to stop them. I never had this issue with my EVO3D and am wondering if somehow it is related to the fact that I am using the stock browser... I have always used Dolphin Browser before this. Advice is welcome please!

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    Try looking for Airpush in Play. That is one of the biggest ads in Android. Download (it's small) and open, click I don't want ads.

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