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  1. willsp282012's Avatar
    ps i downloaded money making apps, app trailers, quick thoughts etc. not sure which one was to blame so i got rid of them all, so i would say probably not worth the pennies you make from those to be worth the headaches
    07-09-2018 10:22 PM
  2. willsp282012's Avatar
    hey guys i think i found the culprit, i am a beta tester, i had a unreleased app, after i got rid of that, the adds stopped, not 100% sure yet but looks promising, so obviously if im right that test went horribly wrong, and they will be hearing about it, and it's just a warframe app
    07-10-2018 07:59 AM
  3. Rocksister's Avatar
    If anyone still facing this pop up ad issue, please check if you see a small triangle at the top corner of the ads tap on it. If it says ad choices, these ads are mostly coming from facebook. If you go to Facebook and change the ad settings it will help.
    Don't have Facebook but I have the problem big time. I installed Google's adblock browser. We'll see if it works.
    alexanderjeffa likes this.
    07-14-2018 06:08 PM
  4. SarahSoAwesome's Avatar
    What ad settings do you have to change in Facebook? All I saw was to disable targeted ads, but they still pop up they're just not targeted towards me specifically.
    It is Facebook that's doing it, when I open task manager the ad says it's Facebook
    07-26-2018 08:41 AM
  5. Jeffrey Ock's Avatar
    It's not youtube, if you open youtube and compare, the logo for the recently used app is YouTube, while the ad pop-up is Youtube, its subtle, but I dont think that its youtube

    This was a reply to malcolm
    08-04-2018 03:21 AM
  6. cbrans's Avatar
    I have the same problem on both my htc one and on my wifes samsung s2 tablet. It is making my blood boil. I responded quite harshly to one of the ads from a local company.
    08-17-2018 05:14 PM
  7. GapDragon60's Avatar
    I found a solution. When the ads pop up. Hit your home button for few seconds to view resent apps if using 4.2 android or whatever technique to see recent apps.
    You should see the ads along with recently used apps and the ads are generated by " network service" . go into settings-apps-all apps-scroll to network service and disable or deactivate. It will work. I had the same problem.
    I believe it's malware but haven't investigated further why it happen. I will email Google on the issue..

    Posted via Android Central App
    Miy app that comes up last on the list is app launcher. I guess I will try another launcher.
    08-28-2018 09:38 AM
  8. jmspaggi's Avatar
    Ok guys.

    I'm having the exact same issue. Of course the list of running application doesn't help, because the ad closes itself too quickly to give me the time to see it. However, there is an (almost) simple way to find it!

    To be able to run those ad, the application has to.... be running

    Restart your phone. All applications will be closed. No ads will be displayed.

    Now, run one application, and nothing else, for the like 1h. Or maybe more. If no ad poped, then start a second one, and so on.

    There is some "safe" applications that you can run any time! Currently I'm running Hangout, GMail, FB messenger, google Meet, google Store, the SMS application, Instagram, MétéoMedia, and I don't get any ad displayed.

    I will start to run all my applications one by one, slowly, and wait for the ad.

    Yes it's gonna take a while, but I tried ALL the applications listed on this thread and none of them found anything.

    and BTW, it's not 7 minutes workout. I removed it and the ads were still showing.

    I will update this thread when I will find the culprit.
    08-29-2018 08:43 AM
  9. GapDragon60's Avatar
    When I check recent apps, it shows app launcher. I tried Nova and Evie app launchers but still get the ads.
    08-31-2018 09:35 AM
  10. jmspaggi's Avatar
    @GapDragon60 the recent apps list will not show anything. As soon as it goes in the background the application is killing itself. Maybe ADB can show it...

    Ok. Small update.

    I did a restart of my phone, no more ads popup. Perfect. Started to use it, starting new applications one after the other, like every hour, every thing. And then after some time, hop, ad again! I started only "legit" applications... The I removed from the list the most "trustable" applications (GMail, Hangout, etc.). The last on my list was Acrobat Reader... So I killed and removed Acrobat Reader, and only this application... All ads gone! I'm running the phone for hours without a single ad poping up! So I have started to launch all my usual games, and still no ad. It's weird. I re-installed Acrobat Reader, and still no ad. Why I'm suspecting is that sometime corrupted the Acrobat files. But removing the application, it cleared everything, and it's now clean again. I will keep an eye on all of that and report back here if those ads are back...
    08-31-2018 02:21 PM
  11. jace4655's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to share what fixed this for me. I hit my windows button when popped up and I noticed a icon on the top left corner of the page. It's in the bar that the "X" is to close a page. Then I went to my manage apps page and looked for that icon. Sure enough, there it was, and its something I downloaded about a week ago. It laid dormant for a few days to confuse me into thinking it's a newer app. But, once it was deleted I've not had a single issue since.
    Javier P and alexanderjeffa like this.
    09-01-2018 11:53 AM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to share what fixed this for me. I hit my windows button when popped up and I noticed a icon on the top left corner of the page. It's in the bar that the "X" is to close a page. Then I went to my manage apps page and looked for that icon. Sure enough, there it was, and its something I downloaded about a week ago. It laid dormant for a few days to confuse me into thinking it's a newer app. But, once it was deleted I've not had a single issue since.
    Welcome to the forums and thanks for the tip! There's an easy trick to know the app related to that icon, long press it, tap the info icon and it'll open the app in the manager.

    You can find more ideas to find which app is pushing those ads here.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=901497
    alexanderjeffa likes this.
    09-01-2018 12:08 PM
  13. jmspaggi's Avatar
    Small update here. I was not really sure Acrobat was the issue. And ads are still show. So I went the ABD way. And there it is

    Code:
    root@t460s:/home/jmspaggiari/Téléchargements/android# adb shell "dumpsys window windows | grep -E 'mCurrentFocus|mFocusedApp'"
      mCurrentFocus=Window{d279e9e u0 com.gpscompass.navigation/com.google.android.gms.ads.AdActivity}
      mFocusedApp=AppWindowToken{733bcc6 token=Token{140e2a1 ActivityRecord{f73db08 u0 com.gpscompass.navigation/com.google.android.gms.ads.AdActivity t3480}}}
    It'S my compas application doing that.

    Steps:
    - Configure your phone with dev options
    - Activate USB debug
    - Makes sure ADB servers recognize your phone
    - Wait for the ad to popup
    - Type "adb shell "dumpsys window windows | grep -E 'mCurrentFocus|mFocusedApp'""

    This will show you which application is which application is there. Just remove!
    09-02-2018 05:09 AM
  14. eyeash's Avatar
    So I have a LGL 158VL I am having trouble with full ads popping up. I have removed all my apps that can be removed. Almost like a brand new phone and then I reset it to factory so that all that it just had the apps from Google. Well I still have pop up ads. Do you think that LG has something hardcoded that causes pop ups. It is annoying as sometimes they pop up when there is no app running that I know of. Any advice other than getting a new phone.
    11-05-2018 06:13 PM
  15. Matt M3's Avatar
    Its from google chrome. Uninstall Google chrome and it will go away. I did it, and no more pop ups.
    Our trusted Web browser is the one pushing the ads.
    01-17-2019 08:48 AM
  16. Matt M3's Avatar
    Try this...Close out every app.
    Reopen Chrome...wait...then shut down the app(close it out). If the Ad pops up, its chrome.
    01-17-2019 11:27 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Sorry, but that's incorrect. Chrome itself isn't actively creating pop-up ads -- it has to do with a site you're visiting that is creating the browser pop-ups, or an app you installed that contains adware.

    See this guide: https://forums.androidcentral.com/am...d-culprit.html
    01-17-2019 11:28 AM
  18. alexanderjeffa's Avatar
    Jace4655 & Javier P....You guys are awesome!
    Javier P likes this.
    02-26-2019 10:05 PM
  19. santaistanbul's Avatar
    03-13-2019 02:33 AM
  20. jmspaggi's Avatar
    Another easy way to find the culprit is to use ADB. When the ad is on the screen, plug your phone to the computer, using ADB list all application, and see which one is in the foreground. I had to do it twice in the last few year on 2 different phones and it takes 30 seconds to figure who it is and remove it! Super easy.
    03-19-2019 05:43 AM
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