1. Norgoth's Avatar
    Hi all, something is putting advertising up on my phone and it pops up whenever I unlock my phone from having put it down for awhile. I had recently installed two apps which I uninstalled and the problem persists. I restarted my phone just in case, but still have the problem. Anyone have thoughts as how I can track down the culprit app or whatever is making it happen? The ads are about apps I should get in the Play Store, some battery saver, guardian something and another one. My phone is an HTC10 running Nova Launcher Prime.

    Thanks, John
    08-05-2016 10:55 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Love Nova prime, a great launcher!
    If you can't track down the source and block notifications therefrom, an adblocker may be the go. I have adguard on my devices and never get bothered by any popups or ads..
    08-05-2016 11:39 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Do you use ES File Explorer? That app is a source of lockscreen ads.
    08-05-2016 11:53 PM
  4. Norgoth's Avatar
    I don't have file explorer, but I have read that Facebook has this Ad Alliance thing going on and perhaps the ads are coming from that? I have no idea how to stop it though. Going to install Adguard. Thanks
    08-06-2016 06:46 AM
  5. Norgoth's Avatar
    Before I installed Adguard, I checked all my installed apps. There was something call: com.ebay.carrier. I checked the web and it seems that no one knows what it is for. I uninstalled it. I will update here if that fixes the problem
    08-06-2016 07:01 AM
  6. Tim1954's Avatar
    Hmmm, yes please, keep us posted on this one...
    08-06-2016 07:27 AM
  7. Norgoth's Avatar
    Nope, did not work
    08-06-2016 07:47 AM
  8. Norgoth's Avatar
    Adguard is only for Samsung
    08-06-2016 07:48 AM
  9. Tim1954's Avatar
    Really? I didn't know that! I thought they were for any Android as well as Windows and other platforms...
    08-06-2016 08:28 AM
  10. Norgoth's Avatar
    I fixed the issue. I loaded up All In One Toolbox and then loaded the as detect plugin. It then checked all apps with advertising. The first app I uninstalled was something like Boingo Pop up. I uninstalled it and no more pop-ups.
    08-06-2016 01:15 PM
  11. Norgoth's Avatar
    Not as detect. I meant ad detect.
    08-06-2016 01:16 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Flash Keyboard is another culprit that I've recently seen mentioned.
    08-07-2016 12:12 AM

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