1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Hopefully this is the right place to post this; within the last month I have a pop up that comes up when my battery hits 24%. I have searched EVERY possible thing I can think of to try and kill it but with no success. I install 100% of my apps from the Play store, I have deleted every unnecessary app I could, I've disabled apps, messed with permissions, check the "draw over other apps" section, and I cannot find the culprit that is causing this to come up. The ad used to always be for Smule's Sing/Karaoke app, and now after the android update I did about a week ago its for some Geek shopping app. Does anyone else have this too?? Any ideas??
    10-19-2016 07:10 PM
  2. Tommy Blackburn's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot of the ad.

    10-19-2016 07:30 PM
  3. GRIMWALD's Avatar
    Depending on which operating system you are running, check under "Developer options" for "Running services" and see if you can narrow it down to just a few services that are running when the Ad pops up.

    10-19-2016 07:52 PM
  4. nahoku's Avatar
    Never heard of charge dependent adware. What phone do you have? Do you have any of the Cheetah Mobile apps on your phone? If you do, you might disable or uninstall them.
    10-19-2016 08:07 PM
  5. Tommy Blackburn's Avatar
    I have an HTC One M8. I've never heard of Cheetah so I'm assuming not as I've never seen them in my list of apps. Running services in developer mode has nothing too out of the ordinary though I can try to just quit/stop them all and see if it still happens I guess? Also hard to time it because I have to keep plugging in/unplugging my phone to 24% battery to see if I still get the popup haha. I have NO Idea what started this, I don't recall installing anything out of the ordinary, though I do have 2 twitter apps on my phone that I never use and cant uninstall...but thats just speculation.
    10-20-2016 12:12 AM
  6. nahoku's Avatar
    Cheetah Mobile's main app is Clean Master. It does more harm than good from all the threads posted about it... including serving ads. On newer Samsung phones, its used to monitor the battery so I thought it might be involved... and is why I asked for your device.

    As for the Twitter apps, you might check to see if they were installed as a Device/Phone Administrator, (Settings > Security > Device/Phone Administrator), and deactivate them if they're there. You can't uninstall an app if its set up as a Device Admin unless it's deactivated first, so something to check.

    Also, your screenshot never posted.
    10-20-2016 01:38 AM
  7. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    If you haven't checked out THIS THREAD, I'd give it a read over.
    10-20-2016 03:12 AM
  8. Tommy Blackburn's Avatar
    Adware I can NOT find to delete-screenshot_20161019-185406.jpg

    Here is the screenshot again, sorry about that. I'll try the things that thread recommends, but I've already gone through (almost) every app I have to weed out which one it is and I still have no idea. I don't have any of the Cheetah apps, and the Twitter apps I have are both disabled but still un-installable (unless I just dont know how.)
    10-20-2016 06:47 PM
  9. GRIMWALD's Avatar
    I would put my money on your World of Warcraft App.
    Hackers have had a field day with them and I wouldn't put it past the developers combining a low battery notice with an AdWare combination. That App. is a major battery suck.

    10-20-2016 07:11 PM
  10. Tommy Blackburn's Avatar
    Alas, I've tried that. Still have this popping up on my phone, no new ideas.
    11-22-2016 11:59 PM

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