1. AC Question's Avatar
    My Galaxy S5 continually asks me if I want to install the cbs app. If I hit cancel the prompt screen dissapears but then appears again seconds or minutes later.

    If I do hit install it installs the app and then continuslly asks if I want to update the app. Deleting the cbs app at this point takes me back to square one, i.e. more prompts to install again.

    If I update the app I just get another update prompt seconds or minutes later.

    Anyone have any ideas?
    10-06-2014 04:16 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! How does it prompt you? Is it a notification in the notification bar? Or a popup window? Is this CBS, as in the Columbia Broadcasting System, and is the app that's installed legitimately from CBS?

    My guess is that some other app you installed has some kind of adware that prompts you to install the CBS app.
    10-06-2014 07:41 PM
  3. majordidge's Avatar
    It is a pop up window.
    It is the Columbia Broadcasting System app.
    I dont know if its the legit app or not but it appears OK.
    I have a sneaking suspicion now that it has somthing to do with the hola app which has a dowload option for the CBS app but I have never used it to my knowledge.
    I'll delete hola and reinstall it again but how can I ensure that doing so will not pick up any cached settings?
    10-07-2014 01:37 AM
  4. majordidge's Avatar
    its a pop up window.
    It is the Columbia Broadcasting System app
    It looks official.
    I have a sneaking suspicion now that its related to the hola app I installed recently.
    I'll try deleting it (hola) and reinstalling but how do I make sure it does not reuse any cached settings?
    10-07-2014 01:50 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is it this app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...org.hola&hl=en

    If you uninstall it, all settings should disappear with it. You could use a file manager app to look through your folders to make sure it didn't leave behind anything.
    10-07-2014 02:16 AM
  6. majordidge's Avatar
    Thats the one, but its not the culprit.
    I deleted it and rebooted. The CBS install prompt appeared almost immediately.
    Any idea how I can track this down?
    10-07-2014 02:56 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try installing something like Lookout's Ad-Network Scanner & Detector. It probably won't work for popups, but it's still worth running, and you might find some other ad network to opt out of.

    Otherwise, look through Settings>App>Downloaded, and see if anything there looks odd. If not, then you may have to uninstall apps one by one until the behavior goes away.
    10-07-2014 10:09 AM

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