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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have an android and the pop up randomly shows as a circle hanging on a string. It advertises apps i already hvae and i can't find out how to get rid of it.
    12-04-2017 11:47 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Does it persist in Safe Mode?
    12-04-2017 11:49 AM
  3. drea722's Avatar
    I'm also having this same problem - I can't figure out what app the ads are associated with! They're really annoying and I want them to go away!
    01-22-2018 10:58 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    And DOES it persist in Safe Mode?
    01-22-2018 12:25 PM
  5. carbonblu3gts's Avatar
    Happening to me too. No, it does not persist in safe mode. This is what it looks like:

    Random ad popping up top right corner of phone-ad-pop-up.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Random ad popping up top right corner of phone-screenshot_20180125-100949.jpg  
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    01-25-2018 11:41 AM
  6. Javier P's Avatar
    Happening to me too. No, it does not persist in safe mode. This is what it looks like:
    Welcome to the forums. Most likely this floating icon and ads come from an app that you downloaded. The tricky part is finding out which one is the culprit.

    You can start the search checking which apps have the 'draw over other apps' permission enabled. The right steps will depend on your model/android version and I think that in Samsung devices this permission has a different name. Just in case try in settings - apps - cog icon top right - advanced/special access.
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    01-25-2018 11:50 AM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    No, it does not persist in safe mode.
    Thank you. Knowing that makes the diagnosis so simple, as @Javier P explains.
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    01-25-2018 12:11 PM
  8. carbonblu3gts's Avatar
    Thanks @belodion and @Javier P !

    I found the culprit. I used the System2 app to track what applications were opening. The app called Multi Calculator had installed itself somehow and was causing the pop-up ads.

    Attachment 278344
    01-25-2018 02:40 PM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Excellent! Glad you managed to find the culprit and thanks for the follow up! It'll be very helpful for other users with a similar problem.
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    01-25-2018 02:43 PM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    Good work and thank you.
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    01-25-2018 03:53 PM
  11. Thisisphilip's Avatar
    Hello, I am having this same problem too. I am not finding a solution really anywhere. I have read this thread through but not had any success with anything. Could anyone help?
    03-19-2018 09:42 AM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    Hello, I am having this same problem too. I am not finding a solution really anywhere. I have read this thread through but not had any success with anything. Could anyone help?
    Welcome to the forums. Have you already tried safe mode? Any unusual app with the 'draw over other apps' permission enabled? What device do you have?
    03-19-2018 01:18 PM
  13. Thisisphilip's Avatar
    Thank you glad to be here.

    I have no tried safe mode yet, though I don't know what I would do in safe mode. Do I just check and see if the ad pops up?

    And I can't seem the find the "draw over other apps" permission anywhere. Though I might not be looking in the right place either.

    I have a galexy s8 with the most updated os.
    03-19-2018 01:28 PM
  14. Javier P's Avatar
    I have no tried safe mode yet, though I don't know what I would do in safe mode. Do I just check and see if the ad pops up?
    Exactly. Safe mode disables all third party apps that you downloaded. See previous posts about this procedure.

    And I can't seem the find the "draw over other apps" permission anywhere. Though I might not be looking in the right place either.

    I have a galexy s8 with the most updated os.
    See if the steps included on post #6 work for you.
    03-19-2018 01:55 PM
  15. xoxkillerqueen's Avatar
    I have has this drop down twice on my phone. Is it always an app yiu already have or other app ads? Just curious of other experiences what it is showing you
    04-21-2018 03:01 AM
  16. Lovely Coffeecan's Avatar
    When you click the infomation icon redirect


    Here (my case


    https://adssettings.google.com/whyth...%3D-eBfL20xtLY

    The google opt out link that they (the malware ) suggest is a bate.

    I have this screen shot that is down it is malware.
    07-18-2018 09:18 AM
  17. Lovely Coffeecan's Avatar
    fan fan:
    When you click the infomation icon redirect


    Here (my case


    https://adssettings.google.com/whyth...%3D-eBfL20xtLY

    The google opt out link that they (the malware ) suggest is a bate.

    I have screenshot.
    Attached Thumbnails Random ad popping up top right corner of phone-img_20180718_225555_564.jpg  
    07-18-2018 09:20 AM

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