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    Default RANDOM apps showing up on main screens

    Ok, so lately I've noticed random apps showing up on one of my main screens(farthest one to left.) I just deleted 5 of them.... Why do they keep showing up and how do I stop them? Thinking whatever caused it is also slowing my phone down. Thanks in advance.
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    Having the same issue. No clue why haven't added any new apps. They just pop up on home screen. It's driving me nuts.
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    When you say random apps, are you talking about apps that you have previously installed or apps you never installed? If it's the first, do you have the "create shortcuts" option check in the market options. That will cause new shortcuts to show up when an app updates.

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    they could be ads due to some game or app that you downloaded from the market. I get these all the time, and they are annoying. they are kind of like spam emails that you get on your pc, you have to figure out how to unsubscribe to them, or figure out what game (it's usually a specific company) invited the "spam" and delete the game. I did some googling about a month ago on this, and there's an app out there that will actually let you know which apps are allowing ads, and IF you can delete (opt out) the ads. it's called ad network detector, and it works pretty good. I opted out of 4 "ads", but some games/apps won't allow you to do it. for example, Go launcher has parts of it that allow these, so I have to either delete Go laucncher, or deal with the annoying "ads". airpush is one of the biggest offenders, and I used their "opt out" app, and I still get them. so, I'm just dealing with them. good luck on your research.
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    I use AirPush Detector as well and it found several apps that were adding rogue apps to my phone.
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    Same with me! i will just go on my phone and on the far left there will be random apps that i have never installed before! IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY!!
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    I just downloaded airpush, and i found out that it was a apk file i download from 4share. It was a free sports app that i couldn't get while in the states. Now its gone and everything is good. Thanks for the heads up about the app
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    I downloaded AirPush Detector and did a scan on my Samsung GS3. It found an app named "Adobe Flash Player" was actually a push app. I recall being prompted to download it as it was needed for a site I had been directed to. Live and learn, thanks for your great advice on Airpush detector!
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    I tried AirPush Detector, but it didn't find anything on my phone what would be creating the new shortcuts. I sent them a list of my installed apps - I'll let you know what they find.
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    same thing here I have a galaxy s3 virgin mobile and chinese screen popped up out of nowhere and I can't get rid of it can't figure out which app it came from don't know what to do
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    I had this issue for a few weeks. I found a solution that worked on my Galaxy Tab 3.

    1. Go to Settings then to your accounts.
    2. Select Google account then click Ads.
    3. Tick the box that says "Opt out of interest based ads".

    As said this worked for me and have not had any issuses for a month.

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    Hi All!

    I downloaded an app called Ad Detector by TrustGo. So far, so good. I'm hoping this will end it once and for all.
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    I keep getting these random apps that i never installed before. The problem is that evertime I delete them they come back and instead of letting me uninstall them, I can only disable them. Even after that, they come back. My phone started freezing and slowing down a lot. I hate it so much. It's really bothering me.
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    I think it's possible it might be iFunny, at least for me. I keep accidentally tapping on ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bub137 View Post
    I think it's possible it might be iFunny, at least for me. I keep accidentally tapping on ads.
    the apps on my phone has been downloading some of them even turn on my Wi-Fi they all keep coming back even after I dto factory reset. With or Without The sim as soon as You put it back it..and it can connect, its off DL again. In file manager it Stashe's text, video, photos etc. under any category and even under SBC and there isn't one. I turned ap permission on and twice I has had in my pull-down menu red boxes! A large red "Y" similar to gothIck with two horizontal lines intersecting the middle Followed by a string of possibly Chinese figures. its held by the permission, but I don't know how to delete it. videos that It downloaded showed people walking on the street in front of some shops (like from a security camera) and they looked Oriental. which was preceded by a text message In chinese that i did not respond to, i was also called. The characters, I'm sorry I can't say for sure were Chinese, but they were not Korean, and they were also in red. I finally got so frustrated I traded the phone to someone who thought maybe he could fix it...no word yet. some of The apps were "theme housekeeping" , original Spider Solitaire ,5 games , du cleaner. also there were "Pharah ' and "wolf" among the running aps.hope the info helps someome
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    Default Re: RANDOM apps showing up on main screens

    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone do you have? Does this all still happen in Safe Mode?

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