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  1. jasonvancouver's Avatar
    How to successfully uninstall/optout of Xapush ads??

    Hi, all, I am getting this Xapush push ads for various apps. showing up in my status bar, toward the top my screen.

    There is a [HL]red[/HL] star and then an advertisement about a particular app....along with the words "optout at Xapush.com"

    I believe I first started seeing the ads after installing the "how stuff works" app., which said it needed to also have AirPush installed, in order to work effectively.

    I wetn to Xapush.com and it looks like the site is asking for my phones "IMIE" # in order to officially opt out.

    However, I don't want to provide that information, as I don't trust Xapush.

    Anyone else found a remedy to this ad-pushing issue and how did you solve it ?
    09-11-2011 09:36 AM
  2. jasonvancouver's Avatar
    Everyone: Another issue I am having (that seemed to start around the same time) is that when I go to look at my photos in "gallery," there are often videos that I didn't download, under "albums."

    I haven't watched, them, but they appear to be ads ?

    Any thoughts ?
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    09-11-2011 10:07 AM
  3. Darkblue31's Avatar
    09-12-2011 02:44 PM
  4. jasonvancouver's Avatar
    Darkblue - Thank you ! I found 3 apps. on my phone that use Airpush and uninstalled them.

    Jason.
    09-14-2011 08:29 PM
  5. cordoni's Avatar
    Please share which Alps they were so the rest of us can avoid them.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
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    09-14-2011 08:36 PM
  6. david.dunger's Avatar
    the link worked for me, well done.
    09-19-2011 04:17 AM
  7. goin_nil's Avatar
    This just happened to me too. The link above to the Yahoo forum helped identify the offending app. It was an existing app which started using the xapush SDK in a recent release. This is why I keep auto-update for all apps turned off. I like to know what is being updated.

    The app is called Tube Mate. I had suspected thus was the culprit because of the recent update. The Airpush detector app confirmed it.

    Soon after installing the update, my phone locked up for a good 3 minutes, not responsive at all even to the Power button. I waited and eventually it rebooted itself.

    Soon after that I noticed that my SD card space had dropped to only 1% free. I have not found any thing that this Adware may have downloaded yet to fill up my SD card but I'm still looking.

    Tube Mate (or any other software) that users xapush is making a BIG mistake and putting their reputation on the line. People will not be happy when this happens to them.

    Bye-bye Tube Mate.
    jacklangford likes this.
    10-11-2011 01:52 PM
  8. woodmaster's Avatar
    Worked for me too. Was the app Linux News. Thanks!
    10-14-2011 08:47 AM
  9. jgwhitenola's Avatar
    Worked for me and my Xoom, thank you
    jacklangford likes this.
    10-24-2011 03:43 PM
  10. Brian_d's Avatar
    Nice find Darkblue! This Just started happening to me to - airpush said it was "austin powers soundboard". Uninstalled. We'll see if that solves the problem...

    Update: no more spam in the notification bar!
    jacklangford likes this.
    10-25-2011 02:42 PM
  11. albinotrout's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. Why must companies do this crap?
    jacklangford likes this.
    11-07-2011 04:08 PM
  12. ICHIDAN's Avatar
    How to successfully uninstall/optout of Xapush ads??
    11-08-2011 05:09 PM
  13. blwbebopkid's Avatar
    Android Karaoke is the only AirPush app I have. It must be it, but I installed a long time ago and just started getting the ads.
    jacklangford likes this.
    11-09-2011 01:08 PM
  14. saeiou's Avatar
    Worked Great!!
    Thanks so much.
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    11-10-2011 05:37 AM
  15. Sal's Avatar
    Me too. Had to uninstall GPS Fix app from my Tbolt.
    11-10-2011 01:25 PM
  16. calidrmr's Avatar
    so bummed...just lost MP3 music download

    btw...in my notifications it was telling me it was Facebook for Android...lol
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    11-10-2011 01:50 PM
  17. firstimeandroid's Avatar
    calidrmr, mine is doing the same thing. i also downloaded mp3 download. and it also says Facebook for Android. it set to my screen as a widget. but deleted it have you taken it off where it does not come back?
    jacklangford likes this.
    11-10-2011 09:36 PM
  18. tooshady's Avatar
    Hi if ya have overclock widget & its doing it you can shut it off in ad settings in overclock widget.
    jacklangford likes this.
    11-11-2011 01:18 PM
  19. belljnz's Avatar
    thank you so much for this tip
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    11-12-2011 11:56 AM
  20. interact1ve's Avatar
    I've been playing with ways to disable xapush without using the AirPush app (which does nothing and probably adds to the problem) and without "opting-out" by sending them my IMIE...and without having to uninstall the apps.

    I think I found a way to keep the apps under control. Using Addons Detector, I identified all the apps that contain AirPush scripting. They were the ones I had suspected, but what I did not know was that each and every one was in my startup sequence...which puts them in cache and keeps them running. Then I installed Autorun Manager and disabled each of the apps from startup.

    It has only been one day, but so far so good. I can still use the apps if I want, but if I restart afterwards, there appears to be no xapush present. As a matter of fact, it looks like without the startup component, you can even have the apps running without xapush able to function...but can't be sure about that without more testing.

    If anybody else tries this method, please share the successes and failures here.
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    11-12-2011 05:21 PM
  21. Bones72's Avatar
    Me too. Had to uninstall GPS Fix app from my Tbolt.
    If you have your Tbolt rooted you could install LBE Privacy Guard and just block mobile and wifi access for the app. No reason an app like GPS Fix should ever need internet access anyway.

    I was wondering where those notifications were coming from. I had one other app besides GPS Fix that Addons Detector found so hopefully I'm good to go now.
    11-13-2011 10:17 AM
  22. llsdaughter's Avatar
    Worked ! Mine was Mp3 Music Download !!!
    11-13-2011 12:51 PM
  23. HHH_Droid's Avatar
    It just started happening to me. It was being used by gpsfix application. Too bad since within the past month my GPS wasn't finding me, until after I downloaded the gpsfix application.

    Great find Darkblue31, glad you posted it here.
    11-14-2011 04:15 AM
  24. Karma.123's Avatar
    i just downloaded the one called "Addons Detector"... (only downloaded that one cuz the "Air Push Detector" app said this one is better... I hope this works man, getting this notification for some new crap for Fbk is starting to make me mad!!!! Not to mention it almost tricked me into using this "new kind of Fbk" untill i read the fine print talking about $10.00 a month for the service!! Uhh NO!!!

    Thanx DarkBlue
    11-14-2011 12:33 PM
  25. vinvino's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip. I think this worked. I sometimes really hate advances in technology. I miss the days of riding my bike to buy penny candy. Life was simple then. No worries. A sling shot and magnifying glass were enough to keep me happy.
    11-14-2011 01:12 PM
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