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  1. BonnGermany's Avatar
    Hi all..., i had the same problems with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 too. Every time i brows my Smartphone, unwanted game always Kept Appearing. It's really get on my nerves..! And then i did this. I go to setting, and go to Device, and then go to Notification Panal, there you find Recommended apps. Switch it OFF. ta da......! My problem solved no more unwanted game apps Kept on Appearing. Try it, its work for me.😃
    09-03-2015 03:30 AM
  2. Janie Hicks's Avatar
    I recently bought a regular Samsung Galaxy about a month ago & I am having a problem. Random ads for apps and some with the same web address keeps popping up when I unlock the phone. It redirects me to the play store to download some game or taxi locater app. This has just started within the past couple of weeks. I downloaded the free CM security virus protection app plus I have the Look Out security app that came with my phone & I've ran several scans & still can't find anything...
    09-05-2015 05:42 AM
  3. Rosalie Lyn's Avatar
    Came to this forum I'm search of a solution for an problem with my mother's nexus 7 where randomly, without clicking anything, a web page would open up and then would redirect you to some stupid free game on the app store.

    All I've read here was the blame being thrown around to different apps, and saying that potentially it's a virus, and the only way to fix the problem is to do a full factory reset on the tablet. I think you all are blowing problems like this out of proportion.

    I'd first start off with just checking the settings of the play store itself before going into a giant fuss. (device settings> apps > Google play store). There is a setting in there, which personally I think is a flaw in the system, where programs and websites and stuff can set it up where google store will automatically lauch a section of the store. If you go in and clear the cache, data, and the autolauch section of the google play settings. It will probably fix most of the people's problems on here (it did for my mother).

    Then after doing that and it doesn't fix the problem of things launching randomly, then I would go into and check the recent apps you've installed and double check the permissions of them. Some apps are made just to be obnoxious.

    If your problem still isn't fixed, then Unfortunetly it might be time for a reset. But you should always do steps before that to double check.
    09-06-2015 11:49 AM
  4. JaxRhapsody's Avatar
    I only have a few downloaded apps. I'm only gettinv the play stors pop ups. I was hoping to post up the screenshots of the apps I have but there doesn't seem to be a way to do so. I can't offhand remeber them all besides Instragram, MeetMe, Idrisyou music downloader, Tumblr, Wordpress, Music, Blogger, FireFox, Pintress, Orbot, Orweb. Actually I think that's all of them. Oh, and Twitter.
    09-06-2015 06:11 PM
  5. JaxRhapsody's Avatar
    Oh, and I have a ZTE Grand X.
    09-06-2015 06:36 PM
  6. android123454321's Avatar
    I finally found the solution!!

    This irritated me so much I actually came back to all the forums and registered so that I could help other people fix this. (P.S. I never leave comments on these forums so you must know how much this stupid popup thing annoyed me that I actually come back and registered)

    It is a malicious app that is causing it. In my case it was "MP3 Music Download Best". Someone else found it was "Simple Mp3 Downloader". It could be potentially be almost any app though.

    The app that I used to find the malicious app is called "Ad Clean & Antivirus by StopBadApp Mobile Security". It has great reviews on Google Play as well.

    Install this app and let it scan your device and it will find the app that is causing your problem.

    Let me know if this sorts out your problem. This popup thing has been annoying me for weeks and I would like to know if this helped anyone else.

    Good luck!
    09-07-2015 08:21 AM
  7. JaxRhapsody's Avatar
    I finally found the solution!!

    This irritated me so much I actually came back to all the forums and registered so that I could help other people fix this. (P.S. I never leave comments on these forums so you must know how much this stupid popup thing annoyed me that I actually come back and registered)

    It is a malicious app that is causing it. In my case it was "MP3 Music Download Best". Someone else found it was "Simple Mp3 Downloader". It could be potentially be almost any app though.

    The app that I used to find the malicious app is called "Ad Clean & Antivirus by StopBadApp Mobile Security". It has great reviews on Google Play as well.

    Install this app and let it scan your device and it will find the app that is causing your problem.

    Let me know if this sorts out your problem. This popup thing has been annoying me for weeks and I would like to know if this helped anyone else.

    Good luck!
    In that case, it could be my music player, or downloader. I refuse to use gogle music, as it sucks, and the downloader I have is the best one I've found- idrisyou. I have most of the google apps disabled. I didn't have this issue until the music player app I had(which is factory on most phones) started glitching, and Indownloaded another app by the same people, that is basically the same app, except there is a blue note for the logo, instead of the blue speaker.

    I'll try that app.
    09-27-2015 04:46 AM
  8. JaxRhapsody's Avatar
    I downloaded it, and it said my browser is a virus, and my SRS settings is greyware.

    As far as adware; just the regular apps that have ads in them
    09-27-2015 05:07 AM
  9. Nanny4mebyellie25's Avatar
    I was just notified by my galaxy Note 4 that the music paradise pro app is adware. I uninstalled it and am going to clear my browsing history, cache and cookies from my phone.
    11-02-2015 05:26 PM
  10. Diane Labat's Avatar
    These annoying pop up ads seems to fool the actual detectors for aggressive ad networks.

    So this new kind of trash might need a new approach for catching the app that caused it.
    Using its need for data for to build this ad for the pop up.

    I take it that this culprit app needs data for its pop up. You could proof this when there wouldn't pop ups while you switch off mobile data and WiFi.

    I use an app which logs the background data of apps, 'Network Connections' from Play Store.
    Install and run the app (start Live Capture) ... and after the ad pops up you might see an active app that should not sending/receiving data.
    Note: ... and you might wonder that there are so many of your apps that cause background data traffic
    You did it! You helped me fix my problem. Like the others, my browser opens at random times to a website, in my case: findforfun .com, then Google play store would open. Well I tried many of the suggested apps to try to fix this and NONE of them found it except "Network Connections"! I ran a 'live capture' (on the trial version) then when it stopped I swiped over to ''App Network Log'' and clicked each app and viewed ''IP addresses used by this app'' until I saw the website listed that my browser kept opening to. Then I promptly uninstalled that app! Problem solved ever since. Thanks!
    11-09-2015 01:58 PM
  11. BLamp's Avatar
    Don't do the reset, it doesn't work. I did that and lost a lot of my pictures, etc.
    11-25-2015 12:46 PM
  12. Jeremy Schofield's Avatar
    I had the same problem, took a littlw time to figure out and it was in fact Music Paradise Pro. Unfortunate too because I like this one! So I used Malwarebytes, app tool and forced the app to quit. Then there is a button that allows you to go into the app settings within the phone and you have to kill it there too.
    11-29-2015 11:52 PM
  13. ReAndroid's Avatar
    Kindly visit my blog for this issue I have mentioned the resolution and please do not forget to leave your feedback.

    apps1play.blogspot.in and go to virus issues resolution blog.

    After upgrading my Note 4 to Lollipop, I would get an ad that would display in my notifications pane. I couldn't figure out what app was causing it but the ad was sponsored by State Farm.

    I installed Adaway and haven't had the problem since.
    12-08-2015 11:19 AM
  14. ReAndroid's Avatar
    I found APUS launcher causing it though Malwarebyte is absolute resolution.

    I had the same problem, took a littlw time to figure out and it was in fact Music Paradise Pro. Unfortunate too because I like this one! So I used Malwarebytes, app tool and forced the app to quit. Then there is a button that allows you to go into the app settings within the phone and you have to kill it there too.
    I found APUS launcher causing it though Malwarebyte is absolute resolution.
    12-08-2015 11:29 AM
  15. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    Kindly visit my blog for this issue I have mentioned the resolution and please do not forget to leave your feedback.

    apps1play.blogspot.in and go to virus issues resolution blog.
    My problem was fixed many months ago. I simply went back to KitKat.
    12-09-2015 03:38 AM
  16. Daniel Poe's Avatar
    I literally just had it happen, so I downloaded Internet Connections and ran live capture. I found an app called Input Devices that connects to a place called 12025 Waterfront Drive, Los Angeles CA 90292, so I searched it up and got a bunch of businesses. I don't know of one of them aren't an actual "business" or what, but I don't know. I'm trying to find an end to it.
    12-28-2015 11:32 PM
  17. User3338's Avatar
    I had the same issue on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android 4.1.2 :

    - Ad screens pop up randomly on my tablet
    - Google play store opens to game pages
    - some apps ge tdownloaded ans installed without my permission

    In the apps (tab "all") I have items such as pornclub, goolePlay (without a second g), google pay upate (without a d). No music paradise pro or similar music apps installed though

    All this happens the week after my 9 year old boy used my tablet to play online...whatever

    SOLUTIONS :

    Tried the following antivirus without success : CM, Dr Web, 360

    No way to uninstall the apps mentioned above, I desactivated them but the problems still occured so they were symptoms but not the cause

    Factory reset several times also unsuccessful : after factory reset when I start my tablet I have a screen saying that the OS is updating, it seems that the problems begin after the update, so I suspect the virus is disguised as an android update app, but I was not able to locate it. Also after restarting it appears that the option to show the passwords is ticked in the settings.

    I finally did a flash ROM using Odin 3.09 and installed an android 4.4.2 firmware, it seems my tablet is finally clean (and much faster !), to me it was the only way to get rid of the virus. It is probably more than just an adware given the difficulty to find and remove it, and the show password option that is ticked in the settings
    01-10-2016 05:24 PM
  18. WhatWhatWha's Avatar
    Ughh, I was so hopeful for this fix but funny thing happened: I Installed stopbadapp and had three pop-ups when I ran it's first scan but the app said it found no threats...
    03-03-2016 04:28 PM
  19. Undead Artist's Avatar
    I've been having the same problem too! And even after I factory reset my phone! How do I get it to stop!
    03-27-2016 02:57 AM
  20. dagnyt's Avatar
    I've been having the same problem too! And even after I factory reset my phone! How do I get it to stop!


    I found the problem on my Galaxy Note 4. It was an app that I did not install, one called "Avert." I suggest looking through your apps list in settings, app manager, and then uninstalling any you don't recognize, Avert in particular. These popups started right after I installed Swiftkey keyboard but uninstalling it didn't help.
    04-25-2016 01:38 PM
  21. Dannyboy Warwick's Avatar
    I have the same thing happen all the time, even when there's no internet and I've got my data turned off (I haven't got a clue how it opens with no source of Internet). I've tried resetting my phone, force stopping the app, but nothing works. It's not breaking my phone, but it does get insanely annoying. If anyone's got any other ideas if also really appreciate it, thanks.

    I am using the Motorola Moto E by the way.
    05-02-2016 07:47 PM
  22. Samsung 4 User's Avatar
    I had the Same Problem. Google play Store would open randomly whenever I would tap on anything through facebook . I seen a mention of unSubscribing to Linken. So I Just want to say that I unsubscribed to Linken, and guess what? after a good cleanout, No more Random Google ads Since then. I hope this help others.
    05-09-2016 09:47 PM
  23. carnageeleven's Avatar
    I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S6
    running Android Lolipop 5.1.1


    I had this same problem. Google play store would open randomly, often times when i first unlock my phone. It is indeed Music Paradise app that causes it. Uninstall this app and it goes away. It's unfortunate because I like that app, so you can use it and ignore the popups, or uninstall it and fix the issue.
    05-17-2016 01:06 AM
  24. claudia delgado's Avatar
    Ok I had the same problem, if you have Aptoide l, UNINSTALL IT. Secondly make an account for Lookout. Lookout should already be installed on your phone. Make the account and scan your phone. It should find a file (or many files) and ask you to uninstall it. If the file(s) it found just hame "" it's an unnamed file and just click uninstall. I believe now it will do a Deep Scan of the apps on your phone to find anything it missed. This worked like a charm on my phone and hopefully it will work for you too!
    06-30-2016 04:56 AM
  25. Seekyle's Avatar
    The first time it happened I attributed it to a random android-brain-fart. I was on the android browser reading news online when all of a sudden the play store opened up directly to an app page for a poker game of some sort. Since then though it has happened at least 7 or 8 times at random. I don't really touch anything yet the app-store opens up to an app page and it's usually a game. I haven't seen the same game twice yet.

    I have "Lookout" security installed which found nothing unusual. AVG Free found threats in the form of "the phone is rooted" and "USB Debugging is enabled", but no specific app.

    The one thing that comes to mind where I might have given entry to a virus was an email from LinkedIn saying that some guy had invited me to connect with him. I didn't recognize the name (and had seen this email come in a couple of times already) so I decided to unsubscribe from the linkedin emails so I wouldn't get it again. Well as soon as I clicked "Unsubscribe" at the bottom, the browser started to open up and went to a ".ru" domain at which point I immediately backed out of it and ran a Lookout scan. Not finding anything I figured maybe I was being paranoid, but now I'm wondering if I'm infected.

    In case it's pertinent here are the device details:

    LG Optimus G Pro
    JB 4.1.2
    Rooted
    Kernel 3.4.0
    Build # JZO54K

    Any help would be appreciated as this is not only annoying, but if there is malware there who knows what else it's capable of doing (or already doing).

    Thanks,
    Mike
    I found out how to fix it. You downloaded something that gave a malicious app administrative rights to your phone. You have to go and deactivate the app from administrative rights and then uninstall. Mine did not have an icon for the app which is why is was a ******* **** to find.. but, no more stupid *** play store pop ups. Good luck.
    08-11-2016 01:15 PM
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