1. MikeNY's Avatar
    Does this happen to anyone else? Been happening for a month now, I get a notification and see the Sexual Predator Alert email in my drop down notifications, I click it and nothing there. It happens all day long. Maybe it was from a web page I clicked or app but I can't seem to figure out how to get rid of it.

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
    11-11-2012 09:04 PM
  2. scott32746's Avatar
    Look for app airbrush detector. It should help you determine which app is causing the problem

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    11-11-2012 09:22 PM
  3. MikeNY's Avatar
    Look for app airbrush detector. It should help you determine which app is causing the problem

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    Thanks I've tried that and other apps like it with no luck.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SIII
    11-12-2012 01:16 AM
  4. leroybrute's Avatar
    Thanks I've tried that and other apps like it with no luck.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SIII
    I go to my email on my laptop and mark it as spam. After that the only place I ever see them is in my junk folder. I believe you can also block an address with an antivirus app on your phone. Don't quote me, I'm not sure. I haven't had that issue because I have what I want blocked on my home computer so I don't see it on my phone.
    11-12-2012 01:37 AM
  5. bjboucher's Avatar
    I go to my email on my laptop and mark it as spam. After that the only place I ever see them is in my junk folder. I believe you can also block an address with an antivirus app on your phone. Don't quote me, I'm not sure. I haven't had that issue because I have what I want blocked on my home computer so I don't see it on my phone.
    I don't think he's actually getting an e-mail, just has an app spamming him making it look like he has an e-mail. Try to think back to an app you installed right around the time it started happening. You have an app that is causing this. Could always do a factory reset, that'll fix it for sure.
    11-12-2012 06:51 AM
  6. leroybrute's Avatar
    I don't think he's actually getting an e-mail, just has an app spamming him making it look like he has an e-mail. Try to think back to an app you installed right around the time it started happening. You have an app that is causing this. Could always do a factory reset, that'll fix it for sure.
    I see. Question is if it shows as an email notification does it show up in emails on home computer or laptop?
    11-12-2012 07:48 AM
  7. MikeNY's Avatar
    It doesn't show up in my email on my laptop or phone only in notifications. Then I click it and nothing there. See screen shot below. I've tried every ad search app with no luck.

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    Attached Thumbnails Keep getting "Sexual Predator Alert" email.-uploadfromtaptalk1352730489424.jpg  
    11-12-2012 08:28 AM
  8. bjboucher's Avatar
    It doesn't show up in my email on my laptop or phone only in notifications. Then I click it and nothing there. See screen shot below. I've tried every ad search app with no luck.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SIII
    I don't think those ad searchers are 100%, obviously you have something. Your only options are to start uninstalling apps one by one until it stops or do a factory reset if the spamware apps aren't finding anything. Have you tried more than 1 adware app?
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    11-12-2012 08:44 AM
  9. leroybrute's Avatar
    Since you are rooted you can also hunt down the culprit through root browser possibly.
    11-12-2012 09:01 AM
  10. MikeNY's Avatar
    I have tried 4 different ad search apps with no luck.

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    Since you are rooted you can also hunt down the culprit through root browser possibly.
    You mean something like Root Explorer? What would I do?
    11-12-2012 09:08 AM
  11. Mastaking's Avatar
    I would click into it and see where it takes you. Maybe someone played a trick on you and signed your email up for alerts or something.

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    11-12-2012 08:43 PM
  12. leroybrute's Avatar
    I have tried 4 different ad search apps with no luck.

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    You mean something like Root Explorer? What would I do?

    I use rom toolbox. But you can use any that has a root directory included. Once your in root browser hit the search and type in what your looking for. Sometimes you have to type in different combinations like sex, sex predators, messages etc. Try the free version of rom toolbox.
    11-12-2012 09:43 PM
  13. Alex Liebson's Avatar
    Theres an app called airpush block or something similar. It stops apps from sending spam to your toolbar
    11-14-2012 09:13 AM
  14. bulldogmoe7's Avatar
    its definitely an email of some sort.
    11-14-2012 01:53 PM
  15. kjjb0204's Avatar
    didnt think you people were allowed to have smartphones anyhow...... kidding! Definitely try airpush to find the apps pushing those notifications into your panel.
    11-15-2012 04:31 PM
  16. bjboucher's Avatar
    its definitely an email of some sort.
    No it's not, it's a spam notification to trick people into thinking they have e-mail.
    11-16-2012 05:27 AM
  17. RyanJKremer's Avatar
    I would look at the reviews of any free apps that you have installed recently. If people are complaining about stupid fake email notifications, you know what to uninstall. Don't forget to leave your own bad review when you track it down. That's how we keep crap like this in check.

    Happy hunting and good luck!

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    11-16-2012 05:35 AM

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