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  1. AustinTech's Avatar
    Hey crew, I keep getting these pop up ads on my new s9 plus. Never experienced this before and I don't know what app is sending these. They pop up when I wake my device. They are always for Google apps.
    Attached Thumbnails Constant google popup ads!-1551.jpg  
    03-26-2018 11:11 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It's definitely coming from an app. Usual culprits are File Managers or Battery Savers. Have you installed any of these lately?
    03-26-2018 11:28 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Also, next time you get that popup open your recent apps and see if you recognise the icon on the last card.
    03-26-2018 11:41 AM
  4. vwite's Avatar
    or any third party lockscreen?
    03-26-2018 11:55 AM
  5. AustinTech's Avatar
    It's definitely coming from an app. Usual culprits are File Managers or Battery Savers. Have you installed any of these lately?
    No battery savers or file managers. What's really odd is I haven't installed any new apps that I didn't have on my note 8, which did not have this issue.
    03-26-2018 01:32 PM
  6. AustinTech's Avatar
    or any third party lockscreen?
    Maybe that's it? I did download a lockscreen video from the Samsung theme store...going to delete that and see if it solves the problem.
    03-26-2018 01:35 PM
  7. SDTRMG's Avatar
    yeah its always an app, just comes down to finding which app it is. usually the least useful ones.
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    03-26-2018 02:01 PM
  8. AustinTech's Avatar
    Still can't figure it out. I deleted the live wallpaper and when I hit the app switcher multi task screen it doesn't tell me. I'll try to get a screen shot.
    03-26-2018 06:51 PM
  9. AustinTech's Avatar
    I think it was the app Ringtone Maker
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    03-26-2018 09:31 PM
  10. SDTRMG's Avatar
    that would definitely be the type of App to hide those ads, have they appeared since you removed it?
    03-26-2018 10:30 PM
  11. AustinTech's Avatar
    that would definitely be the type of App to hide those ads, have they appeared since you removed it?
    So far no new ads!
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    03-27-2018 01:48 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    So far no new ads!
    Excellent! Thanks for the follow up. Could you confirm which one of the different ringtone makers is the one that you uninstalled?
    03-27-2018 01:50 PM
  13. AustinTech's Avatar
    Excellent! Thanks for the follow up. Could you confirm which one of the different ringtone makers is the one that you uninstalled?
    This was the culprit!
    Attached Thumbnails Constant google popup ads!-1559.jpg  
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    03-27-2018 03:06 PM
  14. Javier P's Avatar
    This was the culprit!
    Thanks! It'll be very helpful for other members with a similar problem.
    03-27-2018 05:58 PM
  15. delta7's Avatar
    stay away from ringtone, screensaver, lock screen apps...

    and stay away from 3rd party youtube apps like tubemate and obytube.. I heard some people get viruses by those apps.

    Stick with apps by GOOGLE, MICROSOFT and BIG COMPANIES...
    03-28-2018 12:35 AM
  16. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I get that these devs want to make money, but sometimes, ads just seem to get out of hand.
    03-28-2018 11:02 AM
  17. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I get that these devs want to make money, but sometimes, ads just seem to get out of hand.
    They really are getting out of hand. That's one of the things I'll give ios, they have control on there os ad system.
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    03-28-2018 01:54 PM
  18. RottyRoxy's Avatar
    Mine are game or ads for the NBA or AT&T or WISH. I've not added any apps. Just transferred them from my S7. I'm at my whits end!!! I've tried running a MalWare app. Nothing is helping!!
    03-29-2018 09:55 PM
  19. Shujinko's Avatar
    Yeah, you have to be careful for those adware apps. It's a good thing the play store has plenty of adware search apps that can find them and if not, YouTube usually does lol.
    03-29-2018 09:58 PM
  20. RottyRoxy's Avatar
    From what I can tell these are Twitter ads. I have uninstalled Twitter but they are still there. Now what??
    03-29-2018 11:07 PM
  21. jhimmel's Avatar
    I think it was the app Ringtone Maker
    If you read the reviews of that app you will see numerous complaints about intrusive full screen popup ads. Always read the reviews before installing an app you are not familiar with. I stay away from apps with small number of reviews, and/or complaints of adware. I also use ad-free "pro" ($) versions of almost everything I install.
    03-29-2018 11:47 PM
  22. SDTRMG's Avatar
    From what I can tell these are Twitter ads. I have uninstalled Twitter but they are still there. Now what??
    They've definitely weren't coming from Twitter, it's usually the most unused under functioned app. Ring tone apps, photo editors, file managers, some camera apps.

    It could be an app you had installed previously that the developer updated.
    03-30-2018 02:28 PM

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