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    I have a brand new tablet but have synced my old apps in the Google universe. I also have Malwarebytes premium. Lately when I come out of hibernation by pressing the home button 8 out of 10 times I get a pop up ad that I can easily x out of. Malwarebytes found nothing so is there a way to track the culpret?
    02-01-2018 06:56 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Adware is typically not considered malware, so you presumably installed something that serves up ads. Peel Remote is a relatively common culprit, but there are lots of other common ones. You may just have to uninstall apps one by one until the ads go away.
    02-01-2018 10:58 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Or start in Safe Mode, then run apps one by one until ads start to appear. (The last app you ran is probably the culprit - restart in safe mode and run just that app. If nothing happens, run apps in reverse order of the first time, starting from that app, until you can narrow it down to one.)
    02-01-2018 01:53 PM

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