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    Default Galaxy S4 keeps poping up ads

    hi,
    I'm new to this forum, and Ive searched this topic and haven't found it on here.
    My galaxy s4 keeps popping up ads like dating ads and used car ads and ads from the Google play store for apps to download.
    this happens ever time i unlock my phone after a couple minutes. I cant figure out if its a app doing it or not.

    ps. Ive already downloaded the ad detector app(s) and deleted all of the apps they said have any type of ads ect. please help its driving me CRAZYYYYYY

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    Quote Originally Posted by Lash Ruth View Post
    hi,
    I'm new to this forum, and Ive searched this topic and haven't found it on here.
    My galaxy s4 keeps popping up ads like dating ads and used car ads and ads from the Google play store for apps to download.
    this happens ever time i unlock my phone after a couple minutes. I cant figure out if its a app doing it or not.

    ps. Ive already downloaded the ad detector app(s) and deleted all of the apps they said have any type of ads ect. please help its driving me CRAZYYYYYY

    Thanks
    You should check in the settings to see what apps or programs are running in the background.
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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    i deleted some running apps now i have to see if its still doing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lash Ruth View Post
    i deleted some running apps now i have to see if its still doing it
    Alrighty then.
    It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J. K Rowling

    "If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." - Bruce Lee

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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    its still doing it. the only apps running are ones Ive had since i got the phone.
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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    Where and when did you get the phone? It's possible this is from whatever carrier you're on.

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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    Someone else had this issue recently.
    Try some of the things mentioned here and see if anything works
    Verizon Note 3: Battery & spam problems

    Posted via Android Central App
    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever
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    at&t

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    thanks i'll look now
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    Factory reset the phone and stop play store from auto downloading APPs. Re install apps one at a time

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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    Root and get an add blocker

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    Root and get an add blocker

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    Not everyone is up for rooting. People should try all alternatives before they decide to resort to that.
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    Its the only way to block all adds if its not a paid app then expect axds its that simple

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
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    Same problem with me.. I can't find any solution for this problem Inform me if you can find the solution.
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    You gotta root you forget google built most of their empire on adds so you bave to lock it at the system level

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    If your not up to rooting dont do it but far as i know this is the only way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xingularity View Post
    Factory reset the phone and stop play store from auto downloading APPs. Re install apps one at a time

    Posted via Android Central App
    If you do that back up your phone numbers music and picture through kies if not when you do the data reset you will loose it all

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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    Interesting. I used AdBlocker on my unrooted S4 and it worked just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iRetired View Post
    Interesting. I used AdBlocker on my unrooted S4 and it worked just fine.
    Really which one?

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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    Really which one?

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    Adblock Plus



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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    this helped me. i had night vision spy camera downloaded on my phone still after i uninstalled it, i had to go back in the play store an uninstall it again.



    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...-problems.html
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    Default Re: Galaxy s4 keeps poping up ads

    What are the pros and cons of rooting ? Is it like jailbreaking for the iphone?

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    if your not up to rooting dont do it but far as i know this is the only way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lash Ruth View Post
    What are the pros and cons of rooting ? Is it like jailbreaking for the iphone?
    In really simple terms, rooting is gaining advanced privileges on the android system. The common user should not worry about root (that's just my opinion). The pros do not show if you don't know what you are doing.

    Try adblock plus like I stated above. It should block the ads you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lash Ruth View Post
    What are the pros and cons of rooting ? Is it like jailbreaking for the iphone?
    No. Jail breaking an iPhone will only give you as much permission as stock android basically has already
    Rooting lets you do a lot more
    As far as pros: Root only apps, ROMs and custom recoveries, different kernels and frameworks
    Cons: Voids warranty and can brick your phone

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    Yea I was thinking about that earlier that you might need to Un install the app again I've had it happen but then again I've always been rooted so I can use a root browser and manually remove every folder

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    Had issues with AdBlock Plus. Got AdFree and it's been working great.

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