1. AC Question's Avatar
    game icons keep popping up on my android main screen and I can't identify which program caused the game icon. how do I block game icons?
    04-05-2017 06:31 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Do you mean that shortcut icons for these games are being created on your homescreen without your knowledge? Can you find those games in the Settings>Apps menu? If so, select them and tap Uninstall. Do they reinstall on their own after a while?
    04-05-2017 11:17 PM
  3. vjfirstdeans's Avatar
    No, they don't show up in apps and there is nothing in the list of apps in Settings nor in My Apps in Play Store that looks like a game other than Google Play Games and I have that Disabled. They show up on the screen as an icon and when I touch the icon, a game pops up. The icon varies - it is sometimes a flower or a tiny slot machine. I've tried clearing the screen and I've rebooted, but they continue to come. Not only do I not want to play a game, I'm afraid they are a virus. Nothing seems disrupted in my apps or in the phone processes, but still I'd like to block them. I've tried looking at Downloads in the list of apps, to see if they came attached to an app I use regularly, but my phone shows nothing under the download tab.
    04-06-2017 12:46 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does the icon appear in the grid of other shortcut icons on the homescreen, or does it seem to float on its own? Can you show us a screenshot? http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...d-central.html

    It's almost certainly due to some adware or other unwanted app, associated with some other app you installed. Try uninstalling apps one by one until the problem goes away.
    04-06-2017 11:13 AM

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