1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi.
    From time to time a Play Store will Popup with the Galaxy Locker app (from G-Legend developers) asking for installation.

    I don't remember the first time this happened but I'm pretty sure I was navigating the Play Store so I confuse the behave with a missed click.

    This must be another app that's causing this behavior but I haven't been able to find it.

    Does someone know an app that allow me to determine which app is causing this?
    10-05-2017 09:20 AM
  2. andoider's Avatar
    Hmm, I am am having the same issue. No idea what's causing it, but it is getting annoying.
    10-05-2017 10:55 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! As far as I know, there isn't an easy way to figure out what app might be serving up adware. You could try an ad network detector like AppBrain Ad Detector, but these types of apps are all pretty old now in the Play Store, which makes me think that more recent Android versions make it harder for ad network detectors to work.

    You may just have to uninstall apps one by one until the popups go away.
    10-06-2017 12:58 AM
  4. wiseblueberry's Avatar
    I'm having this same issue. I've tried a few malware/adware/virus scans and have found nothing. It's pretty annoying, especially if I'm watching a video or something and then the play store suddenly opens mid video.
    10-09-2017 03:44 AM
  5. Sabby73's Avatar
    I am having a similiar issue with my Samsung Note 5. I just turned off notifications and popups for the Playstore, so we will see if this works.
    10-09-2017 06:20 AM
  6. Nehemoth's Avatar
    OP here. These are my installed apps, if you plan to do the same, copy this list and add/remove yours:
    Maybe we can find out which apps we have in common.
    1Weather (Premium)
    aCar (Premium)
    AccuBattery (Premium)
    Adobe Acrobat Read
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    AirBnB
    AllRecipes Dinner Spinner
    Alto's Adventure
    Amazon Prime Now
    Amazon Shopping
    AndFTP
    Android Messages
    Android Samba Client
    Authy 2FA
    Adworded Crack (Premium)
    Bandsintown Concerts
    BubbleUPnP for DNLA (Premium)
    C25K
    Calculator
    Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal
    Carrier Services
    Cerberus Anti-Theft
    Chrome Beta
    Clock
    Cloud Print
    Contacts
    ConvertPad (Premium)
    Corotos.com.do
    Couch To 10K Running Trainer
    Dropbox
    Ebay
    Endomondo
    ES File Explorer/Manager (Premium)
    Facebook
    Feedly
    Fenix 2 for Twitter
    Fenix for Twitter
    Find my Device
    Firefox Focus
    FitNotes - Gym Workout Log
    Fly Delta
    Foursquare City Guide
    Gallery Vault (Premium)
    GBoard
    Gmail
    Google
    Google Assistant
    Google Calendar
    Google Camera
    Google Chrome
    Google Connectivity Services
    Google Docs
    Google Drive
    Google Fit
    Google Goggles
    Google Home
    Google Keep
    Google News & Weather
    Google Now Launcher
    Google Photos
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Games
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Music
    Google Play Newsstand
    Google Sheets
    Google Slides
    Google Street View
    Google Support Services
    Google Talkback
    Google Text-To-Speech
    Google Translate
    Google trips
    Google VR Services
    Google Wallet
    Hangouts
    Hopper
    HPE Support Center
    IMBd Movies & TV
    Instagram
    Instapaper (Premium)
    JetBlue
    JuiceSSH
    Kayak Flights
    Last.fm
    Lost Android
    Maps
    Men Closet
    Messenger (facebook)
    Microsoft Authenticator
    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile
    Microsoft Outlook
    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft Remote Desktop
    Microsoft Word
    Motion Stills
    My Data Manager
    My Tracks
    Newegg Mobile
    Nova Launcher (Premium)
    Periscope
    Phoenix - Facebook & Messenger (Premium)
    Phone
    Photo Editor by Aviary
    PhotoScan by Google Photos
    Plague Inc
    PowerAmp (Premium)
    Prime Photos Amazon
    Prisma
    QR & Barcode (Premium)
    Quicken
    Quickpic
    Quora
    Rar
    Reddit
    Revolution Icon Pack
    Sleep as Android (Premium)
    SleepCloud Backup
    Slickdeals
    Smart Tools
    Smart Voice Recorder
    Snapseed
    SoundCloud
    SoundHound
    SpeedTest (Premium) (Yes, really hahahahah)
    Spotify
    StrongLift 5x5 (Premium)
    Telegram
    TeslaUnread for Nova Launcher
    Torrnado Transmission Remote (Premium)
    Transit: Real-Time transit
    trigger Task Launcher (Premium)
    Tumblr
    TuneIn Radio (Premium)
    TunnerBear VPN
    Tusky (Mamut Client)
    TV Time: TV Show Tracker
    Twilight (Premium)
    Twitter
    Uber
    Untappd
    Vivino Wine Scanner
    VLC for Android
    Waze
    Whatsapp Messenger
    WiFiAnalyzer
    Windy
    Yahoo Fantasy Sports
    Youtube
    Utorrent
    10-09-2017 08:58 AM
  7. Nehemoth's Avatar
    @B. Diddy I've installed AppBrain Ad Detector, but didn't catch anything, even at certain point the issue arise and AppBrain ask me if I want to open it with it, I choose yes but didn't show me any information to know which app is causing this behavior.
    10-09-2017 10:27 AM
  8. timlin0108's Avatar
    I'm having this same issue on my Sony XZs too. I think the app "Gallery Vault" caused this.
    Before I download it, my phone is all fine. But recently I dl it and the problem appeared.
    I've uninstalled it 5 hours before, and the problem disappeared up to now.

    Sorry, I'm not good at English. I'm not a native speaker.
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    10-09-2017 11:04 AM
  9. Nehemoth's Avatar
    Thank you @timlin0108 for this answer, as I have a premium account for "Gallery Vault" I shouldn't expect this behavior, but I proceed to write to the developer for an answer. Will wait for an answer and will update.
    10-09-2017 11:14 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thank you @timlin0108 for this answer, as I have a premium account for "Gallery Vault" I shouldn't expect this behavior, but I proceed to write to the developer for an answer. Will wait for an answer and will update.
    It might depend on what paying for the premium version does. Maybe it just gives you access to additional features, but doesn't get rid of the adware.
    10-09-2017 03:39 PM
  11. R1ckh's Avatar
    Same issue an its getting annoying
    10-09-2017 04:27 PM
  12. TorATB's Avatar
    It looks like it's Gallery Vault. They just updated to new version. I had to start up Gallery Vault and update encryption method and resend my verification code to my mail... I hope it will stop now...
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    10-10-2017 02:58 AM
  13. Nehemoth's Avatar
    After 3 days without Gallery Vault and without the issue, as mentioned by @timlin0108 and @TorATB, everything point to this app as the culprit. Will install right now and will let you know if the issue appears again.
    10-12-2017 06:44 AM
  14. GalleryVault Support's Avatar
    @all We are GalleryVault support. We are terriblily sorry for all the users of GalleryVault who encouner this issue. We are investing this issue currently. It is probability one of SDK intergated do this evil. We have disabled one suspicious sdk in our the latest version 3.1.11. Please update to the latest version and see the problem is fixed. Sorry again and thanks for all understanding.
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    10-13-2017 11:40 AM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    @all We are GalleryVault support. We are terriblily sorry for all the users of GalleryVault who encouner this issue. We are investing this issue currently. It is probability one of SDK intergated do this evil. We have disabled one suspicious sdk in our the latest version 3.1.11. Please update to the latest version and see the problem is fixed. Sorry again and thanks for all understanding.
    Very nice to see the developer addressing this issue promptly -- thanks for the update!
    10-13-2017 03:15 PM
  16. srs27a's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! As far as I know, there isn't an easy way to figure out what app might be serving up adware. You could try an ad network detector like AppBrain Ad Detector, but these types of apps are all pretty old now in the Play Store, which makes me think that more recent Android versions make it harder for ad network detectors to work.

    You may just have to uninstall apps one by one until the popups go away.
    There is something i found a while ago called AD Block that is still updated, and it is not on the play store for download. I found it on a website, the name of which I forgot. It also uses alot of battery ;(. But it is the best solution if you get alot of ads that you hate, and want them gone for good.
    10-13-2017 03:27 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Downloading an installing an apk file from some random website can also be risky, since it might contain malware.
    10-13-2017 06:19 PM
  18. TorATB's Avatar
    After my reboot, I have not seen the "Galaxy Locker".... However, now i get "turbo cleaner - boost clean"... not sure if this is related... My guess, it is.... @GalleryVault Support , Do you have any updates...?
    10-16-2017 04:08 AM
  19. Nehemoth's Avatar
    Haven't seen the issue in several days, reinstalled the App last Friday. Let's hope this issue doesn't happen anymore.
    10-16-2017 12:05 PM

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