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  1. Tikatoo's Avatar
    This is driving me nuts. It pops up every 3 minuted and "scans my apps". I never downloaded this, I have no clue where it came from or how to get rid of it. Any help will be appreciated.
    09-25-2013 10:17 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you actually have the Armor app installed? Look under System Settings/Apps/All, and see if Armor shows up there. If it's there, uninstall it. You might have to go to System Settings/Security/Device Administrators, and uncheck Armor first.
    Trintukas likes this.
    09-25-2013 10:26 PM
  3. Tikatoo's Avatar
    Do you actually have the Armor app installed? Look under System Settings/Apps/All, and see if Armor shows up there. If it's there, uninstall it. You might have to go to System Settings/Security/Device Administrators, and uncheck Armor first.
    No, it's not installed anywhere on my phone. It pops up, does its fake scan and then lists a ton of "fun apps" to get. I have Avast installed and it doesn't see this Armor thing as a virus or malware.
    09-25-2013 10:31 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Might be an ad network. Install Lookout Ad Network Detector. If it finds something, it will give you information on how to opt out of the ad network.
    09-25-2013 10:34 PM
  5. Tikatoo's Avatar
    Might be an ad network. Install Lookout Ad Network Detector. If it finds something, it will give you information on how to opt out of the ad network.
    A thousand thank yous! It was something to do with Yellow Pages app, I guess. Avast picked it up at the same time when I ran Lookout. Deleted Yellow Pages app ... so far, so good! /bow
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-25-2013 11:24 PM
  6. Pragatha M's Avatar
    Hi Am facing the same problem. i clicked that Register with link and i registered now how do i get rid of that pop up please can you explain elaborately
    11-01-2013 04:39 AM
  7. Adamsberg's Avatar
    Hi Am facing the same problem. i clicked that Register with link and i registered now how do i get rid of that pop up please can you explain elaborately
    Can't you do it in the same way as Tikatoo?
    11-01-2013 06:09 AM
  8. Pragatha M's Avatar
    I installed that lookout ad network detector and started scanning my apps. it showed a list of apps that shows a pop ups. when i start to uninstall even during that time period am getting a pop up from Armor and its starts scanning my mobile.
    11-01-2013 08:09 AM
  9. Adamsberg's Avatar
    ... and after uninstalling these apps in question the Armor ad pops up further?
    hshahpk likes this.
    11-01-2013 08:33 AM
  10. Pragatha M's Avatar
    It shows all the apps in my mobile. so i need to uninstall all nothing should be there. After doing it all , can i again download those apps or not ? so i uninstalled only 19 apps as of now.
    11-01-2013 08:45 AM
  11. Adamsberg's Avatar
    I think you'd ignore the detector's items #5, #6 and #7.
    The other items are serious ... but for your actual problem you might only uninstall the apps at the items #1 and #3
    11-01-2013 09:11 AM
  12. Pragatha M's Avatar
    This is what my mobile shows
    Attached Thumbnails How do I get rid of Armor AntiVirus popup??-screenshot_2013-11-01-19-51-54.png  
    Adamsberg and hshahpk like this.
    11-01-2013 09:30 AM
  13. Adamsberg's Avatar
    There isn't an item shown which could cause this ad Armor pop up.

    Other question, do you often access your Google account by web browser on a PC?
    11-01-2013 09:41 AM
  14. Pragatha M's Avatar
    11-01-2013 10:17 AM
  15. Adamsberg's Avatar
    It's not my own experience but some times ago I found this post.
    Maybe something sounds familiar and could help you ...
    I found out the culprit of all the unwanted app installation on my phone was AppCaster on my PC. It was actually on my desktop computer which I seldom shuts down, and not until a recent restart did I notice the login window of AppCaster. I have seen it before but I used to think it was some kind of google sync service since I use Google drive. I uninstalled this programm (which was called Mobile App Sync in the control panel) and no unwanted apps have bother me ever since!
    Edit: This video about Armor AntiVirus on YouTube is interesting too ...
    11-01-2013 10:26 AM
  16. Adamsberg's Avatar
    I re-read your first post and now I think you've installed this Armor app on your phone already.

    Before you are able to uninstall it, first you've to go to Settings->Location and Security->Select Device admins->Uncheck Armor
    Then you'd go to Settings, Apps, choose Armor, force stop it, delete its data and uninstall it.
    11-03-2013 04:20 AM
  17. Sherilyn Alwaysyourlady's Avatar
    I have gone to my setting > App. There is no Armor.How do I get rid of Armor AntiVirus popup??-screenshot_2013-11-03-23-44-03.jpg
    11-03-2013 09:50 AM
  18. Adamsberg's Avatar
    I have gone to my setting > App. There is no Armor.
    Unlike Pragatha M you haven't installend the Armor app, that's because it isn't on your Settings > Apps ...

    BTW, had you a look at your PC for this AppCaster/Mobile App Sync ... ?
    11-03-2013 10:11 AM
  19. Raging Ozo's Avatar
    This is what my mobile shows
    I didn't need to download anything I used the recent apps key and it showed me what app it was running the pop up through and removed with out any trouble no more pop up
    01-23-2014 09:42 AM
  20. metle_geek's Avatar
    I have gone to my setting > App. There is no Armor.Click image for larger version. 

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    What custom font is that? Are you rooted or is there a way to change the system font without root? I usually use rom toll box and yes you should go to running applications simply swipe over to running if it's popping up adds it's
    1 annoying you
    2 sucking battery life
    3 pulling random data which makes your bill higher

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-30-2014 05:49 AM
  21. mistercherrymann's Avatar
    Recent apps key?? what is that and how did you use it? I have been bombarded with these recent popups now for about 3 or 4 days, and it is bugging the crap out of me
    02-09-2014 10:53 AM
  22. metle_geek's Avatar
    Recent apps key?? what is that and how did you use it? I have been bombarded with these recent popups now for about 3 or 4 days, and it is bugging the crap out of me
    Hold down the home button for recent apps by default

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    02-13-2014 08:44 AM
  23. Max Keener's Avatar
    Hello, I have tried Everything in this thread, and this stupid thing keeps popping up. What else can I try?
    03-01-2014 09:31 PM
  24. walshbig's Avatar
    I have the same problem. It came after installing some program from playstore. I asked me to change some stuff in system and I said ok. That is why it is now installed inside system of my phone. I also don't know how to get rid of it. I uninstalled those programs but still this add is there. It is "it is adds by Google".
    04-02-2014 12:27 PM
  25. Terrell Moody's Avatar
    I have the same problem. It came after installing some program from playstore. I asked me to change some stuff in system and I said ok. That is why it is now installed inside system of my phone. I also don't know how to get rid of it. I uninstalled those programs but still this add is there. It is "it is adds by Google".
    Try this...
    settings>accounts>google account. Under privacy there should be an ads button. This will redirect you to a website where you can opt out of these ads. Hope this helps
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    10-02-2014 07:59 PM
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