05-04-2018 07:46 AM
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  1. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    How do I get rid of ads appearing on my home screen of my Samsung galaxy 8+? I downloaded apps that get rid of it but the Google ads still pop up its annoying it just started like 3 weeks ago
    cenick213 likes this.
    04-24-2018 04:12 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Any apps you downloaded recently (besides the Ad detectors)? Unless you know which app this is coming from, it's really hard to 'debug' these kind of situations...
    04-24-2018 04:30 PM
  3. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    no this started 3 weeks ago so I don't think so
    04-24-2018 06:26 PM
  4. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    it happens when I stay on my home screen for a while
    04-24-2018 06:27 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Trust me, it's an app. Usual culprits are battery savers, file managers, emoji keyboards, and shady-developer games. If you've used a reputable ad network detector (like Lookout's) and it hasn't detected anything, unfortunately you'll have to try and figure out which app is causing them. Or do you have a 3rd party launcher, perhaps, that might be displaying ads?

    Try booting your phone into Safe Mode. If it was a virus or something wrong with your system, those ads would show there too.
    04-24-2018 06:31 PM
  6. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    how can I view the possible apps and would this app count as a third party app
    04-24-2018 09:13 PM
  7. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    what is an example of a third party launcher
    04-24-2018 09:14 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Any app downloaded is a 3rd party app. A launcher would be something to replace Samsung's HomeScreen/App Drawer experience, like Nova.

    Go over any app that you've installed lately and one of those is surely the culprit.
    04-25-2018 03:30 PM
  9. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    how do I get into safe mode idk
    04-25-2018 04:10 PM
  10. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    how also can I tell what app is causing the ads on my home screen is there a option or way to do it
    04-25-2018 04:11 PM
  11. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    what is the original homescreen launcher
    04-25-2018 04:11 PM
  12. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    could McAfee be a reason this is happening
    04-25-2018 04:24 PM
  13. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You should see it as Samsung Home, I believe. If you've never changed it, chances are it's not that. As for knowing which app, unfortunately the best bet is to let an Ad Detector network app try to figure it out, but if not, only going app by app would be the only way to do it (or just google the name of the app you suspect and I'm sure someone else would have found the same issue).

    To boot up the S8 into Safe Mode (this will prevent any non-system app from running at boot, so no ads should appear in that mode) turn off your phone, then turn it back on by pressing and holding the power button until the Samsung logo appears, then release the power button and press and hold volume down until your phone boots up into Safe Mode.
    anon(123856) likes this.
    04-25-2018 04:25 PM
  14. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    what app should I get that can detect that
    04-25-2018 04:59 PM
  15. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    would ad detectors count as third party apps
    04-25-2018 05:00 PM
  16. SpookDroid's Avatar
    yup, they would. So stick to reputable ad detectors. I usually do Lookout's app, but some have reported that it doesn't detect some apps.
    04-25-2018 05:16 PM
  17. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    am I able to send a pic of the ads
    04-26-2018 07:17 AM
  18. belodion's Avatar
    am I able to send a pic of the ads
    Certainly. This is how, if you’re not sure:

    04-26-2018 07:20 AM
  19. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    belodion likes this.
    04-26-2018 07:36 AM
  20. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    Hey its me
    04-26-2018 07:42 AM
  21. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    This is an example
    04-26-2018 07:43 AM
  22. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    This is another example of one on my home screen
    04-26-2018 07:44 AM
  23. Javier P's Avatar
    This is another example of one on my home screen
    Try this. With the ad still on your screen open the recent apps overview and see which card is the last one. See if you recognise the name of the app on that card and the little icon on the top left corner. Take a screenshot of this overview and post it here.
    04-26-2018 08:27 AM
  24. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    Send me an example of what ur talking about
    04-26-2018 08:41 AM
  25. itsanarchydog's Avatar
    Also the ad doesn't stay long and I don't react fast enough except to screenshot it
    04-26-2018 08:42 AM
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