1. jk175d's Avatar
    I've started having these little spam items occasionally popping up in the notification bar. Always accompanied by the red star icon. Any idea where this is coming from or how to block or get rid of it? I Don't see anything suspicious in the list of running apps/services.

    Spam in notification area?-uploadfromtaptalk1358527790354.jpg

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    01-18-2013 10:49 AM
  2. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Install an app called app brain ad detector

    And then it will scan your phone so you will know which app is causing it

    Then you can decide whether or no to uninstall it or just disable it's notifications using the settings in your app manager

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    jk175d likes this.
    01-18-2013 10:53 AM
  3. trucky's Avatar
    An app you've installed is generating these. Sometimes when you click on it you'll see the app name at the top of the browser window that opens. There is an app that can sleuth and find the culprit:

    jk175d and EnlightenedSoul like this.
    01-18-2013 10:55 AM
  4. EnlightenedSoul's Avatar
    Do you guys think this is harmful to the phone? Or is it just spam to get people to buy things?
    01-18-2013 11:07 AM
  5. jk175d's Avatar
    Thanks, this app discovered the culprit. It was highlighted under "push notifications". Definitely don't want an app the engages in that BS.

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    01-18-2013 11:17 AM
  6. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    You can generally find out what app is sending a notification by long-pressing the notification itself, then tapping the App info button that pops up.
    01-18-2013 12:45 PM
  7. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Air push detector works also.

    --Tapatalk 2 on SGS3.
    01-18-2013 12:46 PM

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