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  1. XXI's Avatar
    I get a Star or a Green plus sign in my notification bar and when you click on it, it opens the browser with an ad to Facebook or whatever. Anyone know how to get rid of this????
    11-28-2011 12:11 PM
  2. zog1977's Avatar
    check the last apps that you installed, one of them is making ads.
    11-28-2011 01:02 PM
  3. XXI's Avatar
    check the last apps that you installed, one of them is making ads.
    Don't know which is the last one I installed, I download lots of them, any other way of finding out
    11-28-2011 01:08 PM
  4. zog1977's Avatar
    i dont think so, might just be trial and error

    go through them one by one and be careful what you install
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    11-28-2011 01:14 PM
  5. yodatom10's Avatar
    download air push detector. from the market and problem solved
    11-28-2011 01:36 PM
  6. barbo's Avatar
    I have the same problem but airpush detector found nothing.
    12-21-2011 09:12 PM
  7. androidguy916's Avatar
    I had the same problem after I updated MySettings a couple of days ago except I had a red star. I suspected MySettings so I installed AirPush Detector which confirmed my suspicions. I uninstalled MySettings and no more spam in my notification bar.

    I hope that helps.

    Bill
    12-21-2011 10:15 PM
  8. Jeenyus's Avatar
    airpush detector found extdatewidgetxl. If you have this widget try uninsallin it
    12-21-2011 10:31 PM
  9. barbo's Avatar
    I tried airpush dector but it found nothing. I tried addons detector. It listed a bunch of apps that I have been using for quite a while with no problem so it probably isn't any of them. Any other ideas to helop find the culprit?
    12-22-2011 08:06 AM
  10. FrankXS's Avatar
    With add-ons detector you have to use the pull-down to select what to view.

    -Frank

    Sent from my HTC ThunderBolt 4G/LTE using Tapatalk
    12-22-2011 09:40 AM
  11. barbo's Avatar
    With addons detector, I filtered for advertising and also for push notification - didn't help :-(
    12-22-2011 11:33 AM
  12. androidguy916's Avatar
    I Googled around and found a couple of hits on a couple of apps that might be causing this. There is an app called Wicked Songs Lite which is some kind of music app and an MP3 music download app, no specific name was referenced. Perhaps you installed something like that in the past few days?

    Bill
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    12-22-2011 07:52 PM
  13. barbo's Avatar
    Nope - the only things I have installed/flashed in the past few days (I'm pretty sure) are an UnNamed ROM update, AdFree, airpush dector and addons detector. I have very few games on there and none put on recently, and I have no music apps. (boring, huh?)
    12-22-2011 08:36 PM
  14. pcbtmr's Avatar
    This may be a long shot but when the indicator comes on and you long press the home button, is an unidentified app listed? You said it was in the notification line, when you pull this down, does it show what is flagging the indicator? Can you identify the app in Menu-Settings-Applications-Running services-Running?
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    12-23-2011 06:48 AM
  15. barbo's Avatar
    Thanks for trying to help, pcbtmr.

    I long-pressed home and there was nothing. Menu-settings... running apps showed nothing new/different either. When I pulled down the notifications, it said something about an unclaimed prize. I clicked on that and the browser opened some prize page that I of course did not click on. It said "Android User Rewards" on the top. I googled "Android User Rewards" and did not find anything that seemed to help.

    The url didn't show in firefox but I went to the menu and clicked on "share this page" and I emailed the url to myself. This is what I got:
    Attention Android User!

    I went to that site on my desktop and viewed the source for that page but didn't find anything there helped me.

    Anyone have any other ideas? BTW, these popups on the notification bar do not happen that often. Over the past three days it may have happened 3-4 times but I still want to get rid of it.
    12-23-2011 03:35 PM
  16. barbo's Avatar
    Oops - AndroidCentral changed my url to a direct link in the last post (Attention android User!)

    It was: (without the http part)
    com-ws.us/win/usa/?t202kw=a+ch+usa2+ent+Ad5&cid=b783216445d4b35d1a6d68d210c87c72
    12-23-2011 04:49 PM
  17. bjboucher's Avatar
    Maybe you could list the apps you currently have installed. Unless its just too many. Might help us figure out which one is giving you problems.
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    12-23-2011 04:53 PM
  18. barbo's Avatar
    Ok, bjboucher - here's what I have (not all but the most recently updated or installed)

    AdFree
    Corona Indie Bundle (recently an Amazon free app)
    Dolphin HD (recently updated, I think)
    Dropbox
    GasBuddy
    Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard
    Random Mahjong Pro
    TripAdvisor
    WeatherBug (I believe it was recently updated)

    The rest of my apps I have been living with for a while with no problems.
    12-23-2011 05:29 PM
  19. bjboucher's Avatar
    I would suspect that Corona Indie bundle out of that list but hard to say for sure. I've used Gasbuddy in the past without problems, weatherbug too.
    12-23-2011 06:42 PM
  20. barbo's Avatar
    Maybe I will uninstall the Corona Indie and see if I get the notification. Thanks for the help. I'll report back.
    12-23-2011 07:43 PM
  21. XXI's Avatar
    This may be a long shot but when the indicator comes on and you long press the home button, is an unidentified app listed? You said it was in the notification line, when you pull this down, does it show what is flagging the indicator? Can you identify the app in Menu-Settings-Applications-Running services-Running?
    I will try it next time it comes on
    12-24-2011 12:58 AM
  22. wildman's Avatar
    mp3 downloader was the one spamming me... Deleted and all is normal again..
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    12-24-2011 02:11 PM
  23. barbo's Avatar
    I had used addons detector before with the push filter and found nothing but I tried it again today (perhaps there was an update?) and it found "Bloat Freezer" as the culprit. I just uninstalled Bloat Freezer and hopefuly that will take care of my problem. Please continue to post offending apps.
    01-02-2012 10:04 AM
  24. RetiredJedi's Avatar
    Yea,I get this too but mine is a white star witha red dot in the middle of it.
    01-03-2012 12:18 AM
  25. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    i have exactly the same problem, the screen flashes Facebook as the source, but im not certain if this is true. its a msg for an unclaimed iPad prize for being a Thunderbolt user. annoying!
    01-03-2012 11:01 AM
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