10-12-2012 02:20 AM
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  1. vanvar07's Avatar
    Good day to the almighty sIII users.
    I have a problem with one specific airpush notification that pops in my notification bar several times a day. It has an icon of a text message, all written in Chinese language. i've installed several apps including Ad Network Detector, AirPush Detector, Addons Detector and AVG Antivirus trying to fetch the app. non of those programs can trace this annoying app with airpush spam. Although Addons Detector was able to catch Bus Parking 3D which had 2 airpush addons. I've immediately uninstalled it and stopped receiving some notifications, but not this chinese one. i've about 300 apps, so deleting them one by one is not an option. Does anybody have a suggestion how to catch this app, or what it could be in general.
    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    also, i think we should organize some sort of a petition addressing android developers in google to stop this DIRTY AirPush business that they currently support
    10-10-2012 08:41 PM
  2. Bowser19's Avatar
    U got a screen shot of this? I'd really like to see what you're talking about...
    10-11-2012 02:12 AM
  3. piizzadude's Avatar
    It is an ad that pops up in the notification bar like an email. A petition wouldn't help since most legit devs wouldn't do that.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    10-11-2012 02:42 AM
  4. Imnutsnj's Avatar
    Just download airpush detector, it will tell you which apps are the offending apps and allows you to remove them if you choose to do so.

    Sent from my CUSTOM ICS HTC EVO 3D using Android Central Forums.
    10-11-2012 03:06 AM
  5. piizzadude's Avatar
    He said he tried that one

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    10-11-2012 03:25 AM
  6. CaneToad's Avatar
    Just download airpush detector, it will tell you which apps are the offending apps and allows you to remove them if you choose to do so.

    Sent from my CUSTOM ICS HTC EVO 3D using Android Central Forums.
    Did you actually read the OP?
    10-11-2012 03:41 AM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    ad network detector usualy is good at findin the app unfortunately thats the price we pay for free apps.
    aparently with Jellybean you can block them though

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-11-2012 04:34 AM
  8. munnarg's Avatar
    Uninstall your most recently installed apps, then re-install one by one over time to find the offending app. Since the scanner apps can't find it, that might be your only solution.
    10-11-2012 10:33 AM
  9. junglejunkie's Avatar
    I have never run in to a situation where air push dectector didn't find the offending app. I'm kind of at a loss, sorry. Please update us if/when you figure it out.
    10-11-2012 10:45 AM
  10. vanvar07's Avatar
    Thank you very much for replies. i'll try to upload the screenshot of this airpush notification. i've tried airpush detecting apps and actually read about every single app that uses variety of advertisement methods. only one app was with airpush capabilities, but i've uninstalled it right away. what is strange though, yesterday i've received about 3 or 4 of such ads, today none. could it be not the app but some outside of the phone source which somehow knows how to reach my phone?
    10-11-2012 12:16 PM
  11. piizzadude's Avatar
    Not and put it in the notification bar. I am pretty sure those permissions would not mesh

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    10-11-2012 01:05 PM
  12. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah the app or widget would still have to be in your phone mate

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-11-2012 01:33 PM
  13. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Which was the last app u installed which u noticed it?
    10-11-2012 02:15 PM
  14. mssca's Avatar
    You can use Airpush Detector to see what apps are causing it and then u can uninstall them...thats what i use
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ZGV0ZWN0b3IiXQ..
    He apparently have used that app and it didn't help him. If Google allows the developers to keep doing this without clear message or opt-out option for ads, this will take some customers away from Android.
    10-11-2012 02:20 PM
  15. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Hmmm, well to the OP, he should check his recent downloaded apps from the Google Play store and read the reviews...people will usually complain that its bringing ads on their phone, that would tell him which app is causing it
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-11-2012 02:22 PM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    the trouble with being able to opt out of all ads is that a lot of great payed apps wouldnt exist if they hadnt started by being ad supported.. the devs have to earn something.
    the best thing would be for google to make the refund period longer for certain apps, say 7days (obviously not for games or books) so we can really test them for stability, battery use etc

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    10-11-2012 02:30 PM
  17. walcolm's Avatar
    @Op, how did you end up with 300 apps? I'm sure if you start removing apps you've not used since installing, you'll inadvertently remove the offending app

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    10-11-2012 02:35 PM
  18. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    the trouble with being able to opt out of all ads is that a lot of great payed apps wouldnt exist if they hadnt started by being ad supported.. the devs have to earn something.
    the best thing would be for google to make the refund period longer for certain apps, say 7days (obviously not for games or books) so we can really test them for stability, battery use etc

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    People would abuse that so much and devs wont be getting paid because everyone will keep returning stuff lol
    10-11-2012 02:44 PM
  19. vanvar07's Avatar
    actually the problem is that this spam pops completely on random basis. i've started receiving them after some "quite" period, before or during which i did not install any applications for at least 4 days. i'm thinking its some malware which could not even have own icon in the apps menu. i guess we should all be careful while browsing web.
    10-11-2012 02:45 PM
  20. vanvar07's Avatar
    and seriously as for android developers, i really think they should not have a right to send us airpush outside of the app use. i'm cool with the in-game or in-app ads (so that the app developers would have some money to feed their kids and family ), but outside of that time, this is a legal issue!
    10-11-2012 02:48 PM
  21. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    actually the problem is that this spam pops completely on random basis. i've started receiving them after some "quite" period, before or during which i did not install any applications for at least 4 days. i'm thinking its some malware which could not even have own icon in the apps menu. i guess we should all be careful while browsing web.
    - Check the reviews of recent apps you have downloaded and see if people say it brings ads to their phone, that would tell you
    - Use Trustgo Anitvirus and enable all options

    I have Airpushed ads on my phone that appear randomly which do annoy me...according to Airpush, its 2 apps, but im sre its more than that...I usually check the reviews to see what apps are causing it
    10-11-2012 02:49 PM
  22. bigdaddytee's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you just pull down the notifications bar, and dismiss the ads?

    Annoyance gone, right?

    Sent from the red headed stepchild of the Nexii.
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    10-11-2012 02:59 PM
  23. funkylogik's Avatar
    and seriously as for android developers, i really think they should not have a right to send us airpush outside of the app use. i'm cool with the in-game or in-app ads (so that the app developers would have some money to feed their kids and family ), but outside of that time, this is a legal issue!
    think thats why JB puts an end to it mate

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-11-2012 03:28 PM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    People would abuse that so much and devs wont be getting paid because everyone will keep returning stuff lol
    if their app is crap then thats a good thing lol. in UK we can return any physical product within 14days, software should be the same i think
    the apps ive payed for, id never return because theyre worth it but i only knew that by trying out pirated versions which is risky

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    smooth4lyfe likes this.
    10-11-2012 03:33 PM
  25. piizzadude's Avatar
    Until it comes over and over again

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    10-11-2012 04:07 PM
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