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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I did what the comments told me and I didn't have a pdf reader and I don't know what to do they get sooo annoying ugggh
    08-20-2018 09:56 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    What phone?
    08-21-2018 05:36 AM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    Start by uninstalling recently updated free apps one by one. If it goes away, then it's last one you removed.
    08-21-2018 05:58 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are these popup ads occurring only when you're using the browser, or do they also show up on the homescreen or when you're using other apps?
    08-21-2018 01:40 PM
  5. Tom S5's Avatar
    I started experiencing the same issue. For about two weeks now I am getting full screen and pop ups every 30 minutes, regardless of which apps are running, or having for example Netflix running full screen.

    When immediately clicking recent apps it shows "System Launcher *" app, which disappears again sneakily. No security tool I used to date (e.g. Master Clean, Malware Bytes and Kaspersky) picks it up, nor does any manual search.

    Any solutions how to get rid of this culprit?
    10-05-2018 08:57 AM
  6. Tom S5's Avatar
    My phone is a OnePlus 5T
    10-05-2018 08:58 AM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    I started experiencing the same issue. For about two weeks now I am getting full screen and pop ups every 30 minutes, regardless of which apps are running, or having for example Netflix running full screen.

    When immediately clicking recent apps it shows "System Launcher *" app, which disappears again sneakily. No security tool I used to date (e.g. Master Clean, Malware Bytes and Kaspersky) picks it up, nor does any manual search.

    Any solutions how to get rid of this culprit?
    Welcome to the forums. Try a long press on the small icon top left of the recent apps card.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=913884
    10-05-2018 09:01 AM
  8. Tom S5's Avatar
    Not sure which icon you are referring to
    Attached Thumbnails Why am I getting ads from my system launcher and how do i get rid of them?-screenshot_20181005-150740.jpg  
    10-05-2018 09:10 AM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Not sure which icon you are referring to
    The small icon top left on the card referring to the ad. Do you have enough time to do that or does it disappear too quickly?
    10-05-2018 09:12 AM
  10. Javier P's Avatar
    This icon but in the card named as 'system launcher' with the ad in it. Then tap "i" (info icon) to see which app is pushing the ad.

    Why am I getting ads from my system launcher and how do i get rid of them?-img_20181005_111415.jpeg
    10-05-2018 09:16 AM
  11. Tom S5's Avatar
    Thank you!! I found the culprit. It was an app called Video Editor or Video Maker
    Javier P likes this.
    10-06-2018 01:51 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    Thank you!! I found the culprit. It was an app called Video Editor
    Excellent! Glad it helped and thanks for the follow up. It'll be very helpful for other members with a similar issue.
    Tom S5 likes this.
    10-06-2018 02:16 PM

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