1. SiccOrSane's Avatar
    I've been getting an ad on bottom of home screen for a few days now and can't seem to get it to go away. I've downloaded a bunch of apps that ppl said would make it go away but never did. I was going to run an app to see what it was when it popped up but took the screen shot first and then it went away so any help would be nice thx
    02-15-2018 11:21 AM
  2. gernerttl's Avatar
    This has happened to my daughter's S7 and other people have complained here. You installed an app that has permission to place ads on your lock screen. You're going to have go through your apps and see which app or apps have those permissions.
    02-15-2018 12:11 PM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Trying a bunch? Names.
    Uni stall apps
    Wipe ca he partition
    Boot in mode
    Security apps work if they are pre installed
    Games, themes, wallpapers, photo editing apps, even camera apps
    Adguard.com
    Use Samsung Internet w/ ad block extensions
    02-15-2018 12:15 PM
  4. SiccOrSane's Avatar
    So I can check permissions on each app?
    What am I looking for exactly?
    02-15-2018 02:29 PM
  5. anon(1733)'s Avatar
    Had that once. Ended up being a app causing it.
    02-15-2018 02:42 PM
  6. SiccOrSane's Avatar
    Yeah I just don't know what app
    02-15-2018 02:45 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    Yeah I just don't know what app
    There in lies the problem. Trying to figure out WHICH app is causing it is going to be a pain. When did this start happening? What apps did you install a few days ago right before you started getting the pop ups?
    02-15-2018 03:08 PM
  8. SiccOrSane's Avatar
    Apptoid and it updated some apps so no clue
    02-15-2018 03:24 PM
  9. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Nit going to play by the rules.
    Isn't about permissions.
    May hide itself or in a ".nomedia" folder
    An app contacted an ad server, a command server. Ad servers get compromised. SQL injection is it was common.

    http://www.zdnet.com//topic/security blog has current news.

    Android malware: Millions fall victim to drive-by cryptocurrency miner
    02-15-2018 04:17 PM
  10. SiccOrSane's Avatar
    Sucks lol I remember awhile back I had and issue and found by looking at files and it was a blank spot in apps
    02-15-2018 04:56 PM
  11. gernerttl's Avatar
    Apptoid and it updated some apps so no clue
    Hmmm... Uninstall Aptoid and see what happens. It seems to bypass the Google's Play Store, which means you could run into some sketchy apps.
    02-15-2018 05:56 PM
  12. SiccOrSane's Avatar
    Think I did that and nothing
    02-15-2018 05:57 PM
  13. gernerttl's Avatar
    Then it may be one of the apps you installed using Aptoid. It also could be an app from the Play Store too. Like I said, trying to find the app (or apps) is going to be problematic.
    02-15-2018 08:39 PM
  14. SiccOrSane's Avatar
    Yeah sucks..... Kinda tempted to just restore phone and start fresh
    02-15-2018 08:44 PM

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