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  1. Jasem Ali's Avatar
    I have the same problem , I tried to delete my recently installed apps, cleared play store cache and default, run macafe anti virus and clean master apps without single detection, still no progress, I notice it happens when I wake up my S6 from a long nap, just after I put my lock screen swipe , it opens a random play store app page. and some times it opens a web page saying I'm infected with a virus and it's recommended to download the promoted app. It's so annoying.
    06-21-2015 02:12 PM
  2. Apache Jct's Avatar
    I do not believe it is a virus I have used lookout and then CA Security which worked better. After trying all sorts of tricks I spoke to a goggle Technical support rep. and the outcome was to go to the application manager tool on my Samsung phone and find the Google play store app in running apps and clear the cache, then clear the data then force stop the app, or turn the app off. this is a pain in the *** but it works and when I need to install a new app I use the "Galaxy Apps" and as a last resort I will enable the Google Play Store get the app I am looking for and then go through the disable process again. I have not had any more malicious apps when I turn on or open my phone. I am waiting for a response to this issue from Samsung Tech support....
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    06-22-2015 08:45 PM
  3. guybitencourt's Avatar
    For Chrome, try "Settings", "Site settings", "JavaScript - Blocked".
    06-25-2015 11:58 AM
  4. kriScythe's Avatar
    this happen to me lately.
    i closed all running apps cleared cache.
    i observed my running apps and noted what apps are normally running.
    when the ad popped up again, i went back to the running apps and found the cause.

    uninstalled "Simple MP3 downloader Pro"
    06-27-2015 06:30 AM
  5. Karl Dittman's Avatar
    I have had this problem for about a week and I solved it today. I have an app named Ccleaner on my PC so I put the same app on my Galaxy S5. I ran Ccleaner plus I removed the last app that was installed on my phone named Oldify. I don't know if Ccleaner solved the problem or removing the app but it no longer comes up. Ccleaner clears all caches so that may have helped. Another user mentioned music paradise pro and that could be the problem because that app was the one I installed before oldify.
    06-28-2015 10:57 AM
  6. tee52's Avatar
    I do not use Chrome and it has been turned off since I got the phone. I also do not have simple mp3 or other apps folks say was the cause. I have stopped the play store until I need it. My spouse found what caused the pop ups on his phone ad-x-co.uk however we cannot find where it is on the phone. He gets a pop up and that is briefly displayed before the game or whatever opens.
    07-21-2015 08:34 AM
  7. Razor72967's Avatar
    Have you found any solution to this problem yet?
    08-03-2015 01:43 AM
  8. tee52's Avatar
    I went to this site and did the opt out thing on Saturday morning and so far no pop ups. A friend did the same optout but she is still getting popups, so worth a shot I guess.

    Opt-out | Airpush | Mobile Ads Redefined
    08-03-2015 11:59 AM
  9. plargent's Avatar
    Go to your play games app. Its the one with the green game controller. Go to notifocations and unclick all the game app notification allowances.
    08-06-2015 08:24 PM
  10. Shannon Wendt's Avatar
    I also was having random annoying jumps to the Play Store.

    I downloaded every anti malware app you can think of and none of them managed to evict my phones annoying tennant!

    I have Google Play Games disabled and use Chrome as my browser.

    Started looking through the Google menus and this seems to have solved the issue for me.

    Go to Google click top right corner for drop down menu, click > settings > site settings > storage (bottom of list)

    I went through and deleted any addresses that weren't familiar and havent had anymore annoying random screens!

    Hope it works for you too!!
    08-11-2015 11:45 AM
  11. jjboyce's Avatar
    Same issue - my phone (S5) and may daugters (S3). No new downloads of apps for either of us - it just started happening. Mine will either take me to the app store or it will take me to a Chrome page that wants to take me to findforfun.com.
    I really do not want to factory reset my phone. I have run the antivirus app and it has found nothing. I cannot even find a bogus app that may have downloaded to uninstall.
    2 days ago I found two different apps on my phone that I did not download one was called 1taphibernate and the other one started with 1tap as well (can't remember what it was) when I went into my uninstaller they were not listed. I went through settings then to applications and remove it that way - they were not listed their either. Something is on my phone and it sounds like others as well and we need a solution.
    I have attached a screenshot of the latest popup I received today. (findforfun) Possible Virus - Play Store opens randomly to specific games/apps-screenshot_2015-08-13-12-28-27.jpg
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    08-13-2015 01:33 PM
  12. Bryanna Rowe's Avatar
    I've had this problem 2 different times. I have a galaxy S5 and tried out a different phone, didn't like it so I switched back. So both times on the S5 but I had master reset it in between. When I first started using the phone again it didn't happen at all so I figured the reset fixed it. But I lost so much the first time I've been avoiding resetting again until I have tIke to go thru and figure out how to save everything I have. So my boyfriend started having this problem the other day. Never has before. Our 7 year old had recently downloaded mortal combat on his phone so he thought it was that. But he's had mortal combat on my phone for a long time. I didn't see a connection with that. So I Google'D it a bit ago and read thru a forum and it seemed to get narrowed down to music download paradise pro. We both have that app. Further reading showed that 1person had went to the play store to her list of downloaded apps and it wasn't on that list even tho it was most Def on her phone. So I checked and so did my bf. Neither had it listed on our list of downloaded apps either. So we both went to delete it and in the app maanger on mine only it was on the list twice. So we've deleted it. Others said that fixed the problem. Hope this helps
    08-14-2015 04:53 PM
  13. Tjkovalewski's Avatar
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I offer a solution!

    I went to settings security and had this android device manager as an admin that allowed google play to run my phone. So I unchecked it, since it was being ran by Google play store, and then I went into my applications manager from settings cleared the cache of Google play services, went into manage space and cleared all, and then forced it to stop. I also cleared the cache of Google play and forced it to stop. Doing this fixed my lgg2!

    I did have music paradise pro on and had used secore antivirus to scan and it found it to be badware so I uninstalled it.

    My problem came when I tried to get coins for castle clash I downloaded tapjoys realtor app and some phone boost app right off of Google play store, uninstalled both but then this problem started a day or two after.

    Hopefully this solves your problem too!
    That is kind of what I did
    I want to the play stores app info and went down to launch by default and disabled that and I also deleted music paradise pro and I think this solved it
    08-16-2015 08:55 AM
  14. Prettyflyforawifi's Avatar
    I did exactly as you had instructed and so far so good my phone seems to be pop up free. That you so much!!! Also, if thats your pic, you are definitely beautiful! <3
    08-17-2015 09:37 AM
  15. Bradley Pierson's Avatar
    I also belive music paradise pro to be the culprit me and my gf phone been doing it since installing the app
    08-17-2015 09:54 AM
  16. tee52's Avatar
    I do not have "site settings" on my Note 3, or none I can find. I had the adds stopped by the airpush opt out app then I downloaded a news app and BAM annoying popups are back. I cleared cache and deleted app but they are still there. It ticks me off.
    08-17-2015 12:09 PM
  17. tee52's Avatar
    I have done everything other than factory reset and I am about to try that altho I doubt that works either. I do not have many of the above mentioned apps and never have. I did get mine stopped by opting out of airpush however I downloaded the Washington Post app and that afternoon the popups were back. I deleted data, cleared cache and uninstalled app, still get them. I am beyond annoyed!!
    08-17-2015 12:43 PM
  18. LTB43230's Avatar
    I had the same problem. Coming out of sleep, Playstore would pop up randomly with some game. Lookout and Avast hadn't flagged anything. Tried factory reset (major hassle) but same pop ups kept happening. I tried StopBadApp and after one search it found 2 music apps which it considered viruses / bad behaving apps. After I uninstalled the flagged apps the problems went away so I noted as such in Playstore reviews.

    Hope that helps.
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    08-17-2015 06:20 PM
  19. supercol's Avatar
    II also had this issue and had none of the apps in the thread. However just used the stopbadapp program mentioned above, got rid of a couple of the ones it suggested, and no pop ups in the last 24 hours.
    08-19-2015 01:33 AM
  20. MoMarlon2's Avatar
    I don't have Music Paradise, but I DO have MP3 Music. I'm going to uninstall and see what the results are. I'll keep y'all posted.
    08-19-2015 04:58 PM
  21. Donna Harris2's Avatar
    My Play Store opens even when I am texting... I also have AVG and Lookout... They haven't found anything.
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    08-19-2015 06:50 PM
  22. Ashley Curby's Avatar
    Yes I got the same message! Stupid me thought it was something from Facebook but it's not. After clicking midway I decided to back out. After that I started getting this thing saying I had a virus and it opened to an app for Antivirus. I had to reset my phone. For a while it was fine but came back again. So I started looking at my apps. If u have music paradise download app delete it and any apps u haven't used in a while try that. Also delete your cache in the Google play store app. This to help me so far!
    08-20-2015 07:00 AM
  23. Ashley Curby's Avatar
    Got the same thing. Delete music paradise download. Should fix it!
    08-20-2015 07:04 AM
  24. tee52's Avatar
    I finally had enough and did a factory reset. I did not reinstall some of the apps I originally had installed. I have read that news apps install that script. So far I have not reinstalled any news apps even tho I read my local one daily. I did however lose some sprint apps that were preinstalled on my phone and found that strange. The only Sprint app I have now is kids mode, which I do not need, all other Sprint apps are gone, even those I used. Worth it if it stops those danged pop ups. I did lose some of my contacts even tho I had backed them up, but no big deal.
    08-20-2015 11:07 AM
  25. amsands's Avatar
    I had been getting random playstore popups, beginning when I start the device (S4). It was annoying, especially if I was in the middle of typing an email or playing a game. I viewed many of the posts in this thread, removed ebay which was the only app I had that someone else had listed. I then realized that it was MP3 Download that was causing random play store pop-ups. It was the last app I installed. I removed it, restarted and I haven't had any popups (just a couple of hours but I'm pretty sure). Of course I'll monitor this and, if it wasn't the problem, I'll report back.
    Thanks everyone for the helpful input.
    08-27-2015 09:21 AM
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