1. same rwakim's Avatar
    Hi,
    I am getting this notification on my note 5:
    "Install/Update/Enable Google Update
    Request by com.google.android.syns.update"

    When I press this notification it redirect me to a webpage and download of Update-System-4.0 start.

    Is that happening to someone else?
    08-16-2016 05:22 AM
  2. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    Not happening to me, but the address requesting this suggests a scam.
    08-16-2016 09:28 AM
  3. prolongExistence's Avatar
    That's not an address. That's the app on your device that is requesting it. A quick google search says that it is requesting google sync to sync your various google apps across your multiple devices.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-17-2016 02:40 AM
  4. koder5's Avatar
    Having the same issue here, wave unlock is cursed
    08-18-2016 11:16 AM
  5. DsM's Avatar
    Having similar issues. But in addition I'm getting a series of pop-up ads allegedly from Samsung and Verizon offering me fee stuff including an IPhone.

    I close all my apps immediately and resign into the forums again. Sometimes I get more pop-ups. I've reset my phone twice to no avail. (I've also eliminated all but the most basic apps for the time being.)

    If it continues I will have no other option than to eschew Android Central.

    Is this normal?
    08-21-2016 12:15 AM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    Having similar issues. But in addition I'm getting a series of pop-up ads allegedly from Samsung and Verizon offering me fee stuff including an IPhone.

    I close all my apps immediately and resign into the forums again. Sometimes I get more pop-ups. I've reset my phone twice to no avail. (I've also eliminated all but the most basic apps for the time being.)

    If it continues I will have no other option than to eschew Android Central.

    Is this normal?
    If I understand correctly, the pop-up ads are only happening when signed into Android Central?

    If yes, that's not a good experience.

    I've read that the Samsung browser, called Internet, that comes with the Note 5, can use an Ad blocking plug-in. I have not tried it, but perhaps others who have can recommend options.
    08-21-2016 07:59 AM
  7. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    If I understand correctly, the pop-up ads are only happening when signed into Android Central?

    If yes, that's not a good experience.

    I've read that the Samsung browser, called Internet, that comes with the Note 5, can use an Ad blocking plug-in. I have not tried it, but perhaps others who have can recommend options.
    Many thanks for the reply.

    You're right so far I've only got pop-ups from the Note 5 and 7 forums. Quite a variety. When I press to back out I get another screen. Impossible to exit. I get buzzing screens and spinning wheels. Bad add
    advertising 101. I'm baffled.


    Got a screen with the Google logo which took me to a nonGoogle app in the Playstore.

    Have tried 5 anti virus programs with no success. And I did a factory reset for the 3rd time.

    About to ditch Android central.
    08-21-2016 01:37 PM
  8. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    That's it. I'm done with Android Central forums.

    Just got the millionth notice saying my phone is infected. Won't let me back out. Most of the notices are different.sometimes Samsung, Verizon, Google, or anonymous.

    Life is too short.
    08-21-2016 01:46 PM
  9. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    OK, last of my endless postings. Apologies to all.

    It finally occurred that I could download the Android Central app versus using the browser. That's my next move. Ciao.
    08-21-2016 02:19 PM
  10. Trees's Avatar
    OK, last of my endless postings. Apologies to all.

    It finally occurred that I could download the Android Central app versus using the browser. That's my next move. Ciao.
    Glad you found an alternative. If so inclined, you could submit feedback about your experience.

    Site Feedback & Help - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    08-22-2016 06:10 AM

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