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  1. Mrtibbs617's Avatar
    When my screen comes out of lock and goes to home screen I keep getting this advertisement (see attached image). I uninstalled the last few apps which were added to my phone and it's still active. Has anyone seen this? Please help!
    Attached Thumbnails Lock Screen SPAM, PLEASE HELP!-screenshot_20201226-164912_barcode-scanner.jpg  
    12-26-2020 07:03 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! See if this helps: Full screen ads. How to find the culprit. - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    12-26-2020 08:02 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi welcome to AC!

    Look at any 3rd party lock screen you download
    12-26-2020 08:03 PM
  4. Mrtibbs617's Avatar
    Thank you for replying, I'll report back after I go through a few of those steps.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-26-2020 08:20 PM
  5. Mrtibbs617's Avatar
    Problem fixed: I simply deleted the last couple of recently installed apps along with my compass app and the full page advertisement disappeared.

    Thank You for the help.
    mustang7757 and B. Diddy like this.
    12-27-2020 10:43 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Problem fixed: I simply deleted the last couple of recently installed apps along with my compass app and the full page advertisement disappeared.

    Thank You for the help.
    That's great! You think it was the compass app?
    12-27-2020 10:47 PM
  7. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Problem fixed: I simply deleted the last couple of recently installed apps along with my compass app and the full page advertisement disappeared.

    Thank You for the help.
    I look at the terms "third party app" and "free" as dirty words
    KPMcClave likes this.
    12-28-2020 03:32 AM
  8. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    It often isn't recently installed app, but the app was updated or even pulled in an ad server that has been compromised.

    Google doesn't catch them all. Don't know if the scans performed by ESET or Malwarebytes and others do anything.

    Blocking ads, AdGuard Plus or others, can filter malware laced ads.

    Apos if dubious value are just something to beware of, how many downloads, reviews, version updates and length of time on Google Play.

    I wish we could sort Google Play by last updated and more.
    12-28-2020 01:47 PM

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