1. Bricorn's Avatar
    Hi all, first post and it's a question, sorry.

    Had my Note 8 for about a month and mainly loving it. In the last couple of days though, when I unlock it from sleep, I get a full screen google play advert.

    It's a minor thing, but annoying. Any idea how to stop it?

    I haven't installed anything new recently, but there have been numerous app updates.

    Thanks
    01-26-2018 04:45 AM
  2. larman2001's Avatar
    Hi all, first post and it's a question, sorry.

    Had my Note 8 for about a month and mainly loving it. In the last couple of days though, when I unlock it from sleep, I get a full screen google play advert.

    It's a minor thing, but annoying. Any idea how to stop it?

    I haven't installed anything new recently, but there have been numerous app updates.

    Thanks
    It happened to me and it took a while to figure out. You probably recently installed an app that has those popup apps. I think for me it was a file explorer.
    01-26-2018 06:26 AM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Hi all, first post and it's a question, sorry.

    Had my Note 8 for about a month and mainly loving it. In the last couple of days though, when I unlock it from sleep, I get a full screen google play advert.

    It's a minor thing, but annoying. Any idea how to stop it?

    I haven't installed anything new recently, but there have been numerous app updates.

    Thanks
    Search and you will find this happens. And steps to stop it.

    XDA did a piece on Monday on adware and DNS redirects as well as how Chrome pre version 64 was vulnerable.
    01-26-2018 06:35 AM
  4. Bricorn's Avatar
    Just a postscript.

    Uninstalled "power Clean", didn't seem to help, then "ES file manager". No pop-us now, so it was probably one of those - both followed me from my last phone and I don't think I need them on the Note anyway.

    Thanks for the advice.
    01-31-2018 10:38 PM
  5. DsM's Avatar
    I'm more than satisfied with Adguard. Side loaded from their site. Play Store version no workie. But it costs money.
    02-02-2018 10:59 PM
  6. pool_shark's Avatar
    I'm more than satisfied with Adguard. Side loaded from their site. Play Store version no workie. But it costs money.
    I used to use adguard, I'm using blokada now.
    As for ES File explorer, I still use it, but a much older version 3.2.5.
    The new one was very annoying.
    02-03-2018 07:16 AM
  7. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Just a postscript.

    Uninstalled "power Clean", didn't seem to help, then "ES file manager". No pop-us now, so it was probably one of those - both followed me from my last phone and I don't think I need them on the Note anyway.

    Thanks for the advice.
    It's ES.

    It used to be a good file manager, but then the adware came.

    Terribly disappointed to see a fine app ruined by ads.
    02-03-2018 07:20 AM

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