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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    Every time i put my phone on home screen i keep getting ads on my screen and cant get rid of them they are doing my head in
    08-20-2017 11:15 AM
  2. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    most probably this is because you've installed a malicious app, so I recommend to check all the packages one by one and uninstall any suspicious app.
    use App Inspector:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ft.sec01&hl=en
    badcat likes this.
    08-20-2017 02:35 PM
  3. arunma's Avatar
    Can you post a screenshot? I've never heard of ads showing up on any Android home screen, except when you've got adware or malware installed.
    08-20-2017 05:06 PM
  4. PJRed2008's Avatar
    except when you've got adware or malware installed.
    We see many posts in the forum for this, quite common actually.
    08-20-2017 05:18 PM
  5. arunma's Avatar
    We see many posts in the forum for this, quite common actually.
    Good to know. I guess I must just be overly careful about the apps I install!
    08-20-2017 05:23 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    I've seen that happen with my daughter's S5. You've probably installed an app that shows ads. Many apps will do that. It's not necessarily malicious. It is how many app developers support themselves.
    08-21-2017 08:33 PM
  7. Mohammad ibrarullah's Avatar
    Every time i put my phone on home screen i keep getting ads on my screen and cant get rid of them they are doing my head in
    Delete the app u installed last after which you started getting these annoying ads. This worked for me
    11-10-2017 11:28 AM
  8. alexcapone's Avatar
    I've seen that happen with my daughter's S5. You've probably installed an app that shows ads. Many apps will do that. It's not necessarily malicious. It is how many app developers support themselves.
    Putting ads on the home screen is way too intrusive IMO. I would consider that to be malicious.
    CincyGuy likes this.
    11-10-2017 11:54 PM
  9. gernerttl's Avatar
    Putting ads on the home screen is way too intrusive IMO. I would consider that to be malicious.
    I agree. That's why I'm leery about apps. I have to check my daughter's phone regularly, because she likes to download games.

    That is one thing I liked about iOS. Apple doesn't give that level of access. At least not automatically.
    11-10-2017 11:59 PM
  10. Centerman66's Avatar
    Is there a way to sort the app drawer by install date? That would help a lot of people find their culprits.
    11-11-2017 08:25 AM
  11. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    It isn't always immediately after installing. Can be fine for months or longer, then gets an update or updates it's internal ad server.

    Paid apps don't rely on ads and less of an issue.

    Run MalwareBytes regularly.
    11-11-2017 10:00 AM
  12. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    "potentially unwanted program.
    PUPs tend to be nuisances rather than specifically malware. They are often adware apps that are easy to install and difficult to remove, offering little practical value to the consumer. Malwarebytes has been one of the more aggressive endpoint protection vendors in its classification and removal of PUPs."

    Malwarebytes Scores Legal Win Over Enigma Software | SecurityWeek.Com
    11-11-2017 10:51 AM
  13. Scasey9206's Avatar
    Did anyone find an answer about the pop ups on the s8?
    I added two screen shots of the pop ups I keep getting. Every time I unlock my phone I get the full page and occasionally just a drop down or band across screen when texting, etc...
    Desperate for help.
    Thanks Shell
    Attached Thumbnails How do i get rid of ads on home screen of samsung s8-screenshot_20171211-161133.jpg  
    12-27-2017 03:04 AM
  14. Scasey9206's Avatar
    2nd screenshot of an add pop up. This is a full page and the band one I mentioned.
    Thanks Shell
    Attached Thumbnails How do i get rid of ads on home screen of samsung s8-screenshot_20171211-171951.jpg  
    12-27-2017 03:07 AM
  15. Pamela7152's Avatar
    I am getting ads too. They are full page and pop up usually when going app to app, e.g. email to text or phone. Always come up when unlocking phone and going to what ever app I intended to use. Sometimes pop up while dialing a phone number. Some are the ones that play music and you can't shut down until they counter runs down. I can't use my phone they way it is intended. A message popped up on my home screen that asked if I wanted to "discontinue" the ads. I said yes and haven't seen one since BUT the other ads have gotten more frequent and invasive. These are like the ads that pop up in free games like solitaire unless you get the paid ad free version. Is this what it's is going to be like without regulation?
    12-29-2017 09:57 PM
  16. wspaw's Avatar
    If you press your Recents button on the navigation bar while the ad is playing, you can long press the icon in the top left of that window. It will identify the offending app. You can then uninstall it. FLV Player did this to me about once a day. I finally found this solution in a thread on this forum and it worked.
    12-29-2017 10:40 PM
  17. eastclif's Avatar
    I can't do that, as the Recent button isn't available, cause the ads are there before I've logged in !!
    12-31-2017 06:52 PM
  18. jimmyjam22's Avatar
    At one time I've had the malicious app annoying critters pop ups. Turns out it was a music downloader app I'd installed. The wife has got it from games she downloads and then clicks on something she shouldn't. More malicious than popups are file spying apps..Yikes! As others have said, you'll need to uninstall the culprit app if you can find it. System reinstall as a last resort.
    12-31-2017 09:37 PM
  19. Mikkos's Avatar
    I managed to stop the annoying ads that popped on my home screen. I thought was came from malicious software and I tried to scan by several ads remover, fixer, antivirus but all useless. FINALLY, found we can stop it by opt out the Google ads settings. I did it by trying click here and there then did it. Probably some professional can it well. I attach screenshots for you all to check it out. cheers!
    Attached Thumbnails How do i get rid of ads on home screen of samsung s8-screenshot_20180103-181122.jpg   How do i get rid of ads on home screen of samsung s8-screenshot_20180103-181213.jpg  
    01-03-2018 09:10 AM
  20. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I've seen that happen with my daughter's S5. You've probably installed an app that shows ads. Many apps will do that. It's not necessarily malicious. It is how many app developers support themselves.
    Sorry, I consider this malicious malware. Advertising is necessary but not when you launch your phone.
    gernerttl likes this.
    01-03-2018 09:14 AM
  21. Mikkos's Avatar
    I choose to opt out all, and it stop the pop ads, at least for now. For me, it is kinda intrusion into our property.
    Attached Thumbnails How do i get rid of ads on home screen of samsung s8-screenshot_20180103-181433.jpg   How do i get rid of ads on home screen of samsung s8-screenshot_20180103-181515.jpg   How do i get rid of ads on home screen of samsung s8-screenshot_20180103-181525.jpg   How do i get rid of ads on home screen of samsung s8-screenshot_20180103-181655.jpg  
    01-03-2018 09:16 AM
  22. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    I've been forced to pay for Adguard. Be sure to sideload from site and not use crippled version on Playstore.

    Not against advertising but they are abusing the capability.
    01-03-2018 10:17 AM
  23. Alvdan88's Avatar
    Most likely a Third Party app is creating this! What Non-Stock apps do you have on your phone? (Meaning Downloaded to your phone) If you give me a list i can let you know exactly which app is causeing this. Thanks!
    01-04-2018 12:51 PM
  24. Alvdan88's Avatar
    I choose to opt out all, and it stop the pop ads, at least for now. For me, it is kinda intrusion into our property.
    Ads By Google had nothing to do with ads Pop-ing up on your screen, Yes it probably fixed it for your issue, But there are other applications that you could be using/Downloaded that are not considered "BAD" but might have some kind of code within it to create "Homescreen/Pop up Ads"
    01-04-2018 12:56 PM
  25. favcolorblu's Avatar
    Odd because I went through every single "Third Party" , "Non-Stock", "Download", not "factory installed", and wat not to find the ad is still there on my friends phone when trying to help her. Thought of factory resting the phone as scanners will or did not remove them either. I am pretty tech savvy so this will be fixed next time see her; have some other ideas going to try like it is possible that it's coming from a source that was tricked into opting in for the Ad or as well try to change/add the startup theme (wallpaper) to see if it will get rid of it.
    01-10-2018 10:27 AM
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