1. Androider88's Avatar
    Recently I've been getting intrusive ads on the home hub of my device, I think it's connected to the internet app, it asked if I wanted to 'opt out', I put in my IMEI number opted out, but I'm still getting ads. Does this take time to happen, or is this some sort of virus? I'm really getting sick of bloatware and crap like this being forced on the consumer, first Samsung restrict us from using the fonts we want, and forcing us to pay for their very limited selection, and now this. A phone is supposed to be a personal device, and I bought an android phone for the ability to personalise it how I want /rant over.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    01-23-2017 07:32 PM
  2. Sam_Gs7's Avatar
    A way to avoid those called intrusive Ads is install
    an AD-Blocker in your Phone and monitor if this
    Help you out--Some like: Adblock browser
    and uBlock Origin are widely used
    01-23-2017 07:42 PM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    The ads come from an app you installed, not the internet app. I have it and use it from time to time and it doesn't have ads. Common culprits adding ads to phones are the ever popular but useless ram booster and speed booster apps. They bring ads and slow your phone down. Go Apps like Go SMS and Go Launcher also has intrusive ads unless you pay the monthly premium. ES File Explorer is another ap laded program.
    01-23-2017 07:44 PM
  4. Androider88's Avatar
    Ah, it must be ES File Explorer, I'd rather buy a premium version than have ads on my phone. I think I'll use another file manager instead. Thanks for the help!
    01-23-2017 07:46 PM
  5. Androider88's Avatar
    Ugh, the ads are still appearing, is there any apps out there that can detect which app is making ads appear? They are popping up every minute practically.

    Damn, this has made me very worried now since I gave this website my IMEI number, thinking it was connected to a legitimate Samsung app...
    01-23-2017 07:53 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    Not that I know of. I just keep track of my apps so I know if one suddenly throws an ad at me. You can try Add-Ons Detector.
    01-23-2017 09:00 PM
  7. Androider88's Avatar
    I just reformatted it, I've heard there's not much someone can do with an IMEI thankfully, so hopefully I'm safe.
    01-23-2017 09:29 PM

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