1. tonalism's Avatar
    So just today I started seeing an advertisement (for a certain brand of car) on the top half of my lockscreen. Not happy. I didn't even download any apps today so I'm not sure what could have caused this. Is this malware? Anyone? How do I fix this?
    08-20-2013 06:56 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you using a stock lockscreen, or a third party one? Third party apps can always hide some kind of adware.

    Try installing Lookout Ad Network Detector or something similar to sniff out the adware.
    08-20-2013 06:58 PM
  3. tonalism's Avatar
    Using the stock lockscreen. Also have Lookout Security.
    08-20-2013 07:07 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, good. Lookout's Ad Network Detector is separate from their Security app, so give it a whirl.
    08-20-2013 07:10 PM
  5. tonalism's Avatar
    Just curious is that free? If so how do THEY make money w/out ads!?
    08-20-2013 07:13 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Lookout Ad Network Detector is free, as is the basic Lookout Security App. You have to pay to get their full Security App, so they make money from that. I'm sure they have other revenue streams. Lookout is pretty well-respected.
    08-20-2013 07:43 PM
  7. tonalism's Avatar
    Got it. Thanks Ambassador! Downloaded it, scanned and opted out of Admob. Reboted and it was gone (so far knock on wood).
    B. Diddy likes this.
    08-20-2013 08:06 PM

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