1. cake_ordeath's Avatar
    Hi,
    since a couple of weeks my File Manger App is constantly popping up and bombards me with game adverts.
    This is super annoying and bothering.
    Is this a new "feature" or is this a bug?

    thanx in advance!
    01-06-2022 05:59 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Welcome to AC!
    Which phone?
    01-06-2022 10:09 AM
  3. Six Dots Software's Avatar
    Good question: which phone do you have and what is the name of your app? In any case, there are tons of solutions without advertisements.
    01-06-2022 11:01 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Is this a 3rd party file manager you installed from somewhere, or is it the file manager that came with the phone? Some manufacturers are notorious for putting adware in its preinstalled apps (like Alcatel and Xiaomi).
    01-06-2022 12:11 PM
  5. cake_ordeath's Avatar
    Ah well, yes, its an Alcatel phone and it's the preinstalled app
    still weird, coz it only started now :/

    so no way to change it back?
    01-06-2022 04:07 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not sure if Alcatel ever pushed an update to get rid of the adware. You could try installing a good 3rd party file manager like Files by Google or Total Commander, and then seeing if you can disable the stock file manager in the Settings>Apps​ menu.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    01-06-2022 04:16 PM

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