1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Every time I unlock my Samsung G8+, the Google play store opens automatically to a random unsolicited app. How do I make this stop?

    i buy phone new, on the old phones s5,a5 the same, opens random time google play when im not using i do factory reset, nothing help, magic new phone and destroyed after connected to wifi. i downloaded on the old two phones fake gps hola location, i dont read rewoev , i read damage gps and sucks all your network . when i installed open on two phones the same time, and unninstall, i got now location moving , not see current location me, in google maps, snapchat maps, geolocation tag in picture when shoot selfie, i tried new google gmail, nothing, the same thing on new google play which i not used in two phones, i tried log in 10 phones with old google gmail in mobile center, and see jump location or not in snapchat, google maps, NOT JUMPING, so this not could be a problem with gmail acc. i connected to samsung tab 10 with the same wifi adress name, now gps damage again moving everywhere , i dont installed fake gps on samsung tab wtf
    06-15-2019 01:16 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It's not entirely clear -- are you suspecting that the problem with the Play Store opening automatically to some suspicious app page is related to installing that fake GPS app?

    I've seen a few prior posts about this fake GPS app -- was that you as well? If so, please register on this forum so that you can continue the discussion in the original thread, rather than creating new threads every single time you want to ask something about the same issue. Join the Android Central Community! - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    06-15-2019 01:28 PM
  3. labas10's Avatar
    yes is me, but my threads deleted all, i dont know why, nop not specific app, it opens to google play default app looks like you open google play and see default home page, this issue after fake gps installed on two phones and on the new phone i dont installed , but when i connected to wifi, gps damage and in new phone, after installed about 2weeks ago fake gps location hola i installed on s5 and a5 , so gps destroyed, dont help firmware reinstall, nothing, before 4 months i installed this app fake app gps location hola and dont damage my phone, now damaged!!!! so, yeah google play now automatic opens even when not connected to wifi or 4g , on tablet i turning wifi and gps too damaged, i dont installed app fake gps.
    06-15-2019 01:37 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, it's a little hard to understand what you're trying to explain. Are you saying that you didn't install this fake GPS app on the S8+ but it's still behaving the same way? Does it also happen in Safe Mode? https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-34283
    06-15-2019 02:52 PM
  5. labas10's Avatar
    yeah i dont installed fake gps because i dont wanna damage gps and phone, now on s8+ damaged gps when i connected to wifi, and now google play store open automatic random times, after installed on s5 and a5, on a5 phone after 4days , when installed, now opens google playstore automatically, and damage gps when i turn on mock location because without mock location in developer mode not work fake gps, so i enabled and start using app the same a5 and s5, now damaged gps, i tried reinstall soft, arp refresh and delete and got new, nothing happens. after 7days i enable wifi on samsung tab. damaged gps too, moving everywhere every 1sec , i was in mobile phone shop, i tried with 10mobiles phones to see issue with my google play acc or not, so not. not moving anywhere on 10phones
    06-15-2019 03:07 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Maybe it isn't just the fake GPS app causing problems. Maybe you installed some other app that has adware or otherwise behaves maliciously. Have you already tried booting into Safe Mode, as I previously suggested?
    06-15-2019 03:33 PM
  7. labas10's Avatar
    in safe mode still moving no i dont installed anything just fake gps
    06-15-2019 03:47 PM
  8. labas10's Avatar
    and i downloaded from top apps tuesday, games and my opinion no unknown apps from google store which i dont know, i downloaded apps from top apps list after that when i click on facebook notification it open google play app , and next day open automatically when screen on or off, wifi on or off and same mobile data ....
    06-15-2019 03:50 PM
  9. labas10's Avatar
    now on s8 same issue opens play store automatically, i dont downloaded unknown apps, from gplay i download social media, and rail rush ..
    06-15-2019 03:52 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    in safe mode still moving no i dont installed anything just fake gps
    I'm not sure what this means. Are you saying that even in Safe Mode, the Play Store still opens automatically to the app page for a shady app?
    06-16-2019 04:05 AM
  11. methodman89's Avatar
    now on s8 same issue opens play store automatically, i dont downloaded unknown apps, from gplay i download social media, and rail rush ..
    Post a screenshot of this playstore pop up.
    06-16-2019 05:00 AM
  12. labas10's Avatar
    im not try on safe mode , but even in safe mode google maps moving gps where im not was in location,
    now abaout gogle play store, i locked phone and when i unlock i see play store home page, when i press home button and recent program shows google play opened. itself open in ful screen google play, dont say install any apps, just shows home screen pay store home page.
    06-16-2019 05:30 AM
  13. labas10's Avatar
    on a5 was about 7days ago. i press facebook notification and opens autmatically play store home page. i locked s8 and when i unlock i see play store on the screen
    06-16-2019 05:32 AM
  14. labas10's Avatar
    in google activity i see which app open, by time and see, google play , i unlocked phone 1.22 pm. and 1.24pm open google play. i unlocked phone by 2.14pm
    06-16-2019 05:33 AM
  15. labas10's Avatar
    sorry i locked by 1.22pm
    06-16-2019 05:34 AM
  16. methodman89's Avatar
    im not try on safe mode , but even in safe mode google maps moving gps where im not was in location,
    now abaout gogle play store, i locked phone and when i unlock i see play store home page, when i press home button and recent program shows google play opened. itself open in ful screen google play, dont say install any apps, just shows home screen pay store home page.
    on a5 was about 7days ago. i press facebook notification and opens autmatically play store home page. i locked s8 and when i unlock i see play store on the screen
    in google activity i see which app open, by time and see, google play , i unlocked phone 1.22 pm. and 1.24pm open google play. i unlocked phone by 2.14pm
    sorry i locked by 1.22pm
    Wtf?
    06-16-2019 06:59 AM
  17. labas10's Avatar
    replies and explain? no?
    06-16-2019 07:11 AM
  18. labas10's Avatar
    up...................
    06-17-2019 06:00 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't have a good answer about the GPS issue. Fake GPS apps are probably higher risk for malware, since I'd guess they're more often installed from less reliable sources. If you installed it on some other phone but didn't install it on your S8+, then perhaps when you set up your S8+, you chose the option to restore a backup from one of your other phones. That could have potentially restored some app or data that is causing the problem. Try doing a factory reset for the S8+, and this time, make sure you set it up as a completely new phone. You can still use your Google account to sign into the phone, but don't restore any prior backup.

    You mentioned the GPS locating you incorrectly in Safe Mode. Does the Play Store still open automatically to an app page when you're in Safe Mode?
    06-17-2019 01:38 PM
  20. labas10's Avatar
    when i got the s8+ i sign in with new gmail where not have any backups, from other gmail i deleted backup, in google drive i dont have any backup from new gmail.. i do reset on a5 and connect to gmail previuosly, show me add backup 190apps or not, i click dont set as new device. so the programs not installed from google drive backup, and deleted from google drive , now when i connected to gmail old, i dont see backup, because i deleted from google drive to old gmail acc. on the a5 i left wifi all night to see pop up play store or not, i woke up, and dont see, maybe one time pop up? its weird................ or maybe tommorrow pop up when i turned off phone and change sim card to s8+
    06-18-2019 02:55 AM
  21. labas10's Avatar
    gps moving everywhere when i used safe mode too, i reinstall software, i sign out from google maps with my gmail. same moving. in mobile center i sign in with google old gmail where i download fake gps, so its not moving on 10 phones in snapchat or gioogle maps
    06-18-2019 02:58 AM
  22. labas10's Avatar
    i downloaded before 7 months ago same app, and dont damage gps...... now i preinstalled and damaged my 3 phones, and tablet. in tablet i dont installed and on new 8+ , when i connected on tablet wifi its destroyed gps , and when i connect to s8+ with new gmail where i never used in a5 or s5 phones after installed fake gps, gps on s8+ damaged too........... gmail was NEW
    06-18-2019 03:03 AM
  23. labas10's Avatar
    i dont installed fake gps. on s8+ and tablet.
    06-18-2019 03:04 AM

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