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  1. dougdraws's Avatar
    Just bought an unlocked Galaxy S9 and signed up with Sprint. Lately though I've been getting these ads (small banners ones at the bottom of the screen and sometimes full screen ones).

    Where are these ads coming from?-screenshot_20200215-135254_meijer.jpg

    How do I get rid of these? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    02-15-2020 12:55 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    02-15-2020 12:57 PM
  3. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    Have u installed any apps that would cause this?
    Gaming apps etc?
    02-15-2020 01:30 PM
  4. dougdraws's Avatar
    I don't have any gaming apps.
    02-15-2020 02:04 PM
  5. dougdraws's Avatar
    I went through some of the steps on that guide. I've attached a screenshot of the apps that have currently been running the last hour or so.
    Attached Thumbnails Where are these ads coming from?-screenshot_20200215-150616_google-play-store.jpg  
    02-15-2020 02:09 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Does it go away in safe mode ?
    02-15-2020 02:16 PM
  7. dougdraws's Avatar
    How-do-you-do safe mode? I haven't had an android phone and quite a while
    02-15-2020 02:21 PM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    I went through some of the steps on that guide. I've attached a screenshot of the apps that have currently been running the last hour or so.
    The culprit seems to be that Meijer app. You can even see the name in the screenshot with the ad.
    Where are these ads coming from?-screenshot_20200215-172153.jpeg
    02-15-2020 02:23 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Here's the instructions

    https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-...-mode-0183343/

    At bottom of the screen it has to say safe mode and to exit just restart. If no more ads then it's a app.
    02-15-2020 02:24 PM
  10. dougdraws's Avatar
    Well that sucks. I use the Meijer app all the time for like sales and mperks and stuff.

    Is there a way to still use the Meijer app and disable the ads?
    02-15-2020 02:26 PM
  11. Javier P's Avatar
    Well that sucks. I use the mire app all the time for like sales and mperks and stuff
    That's one of the ways the "free" apps manage to get their money back. I'd recommend you to get in touch with them to show your displeasure and leave a bad review in the Play Store commenting about the intrusive ads.
    02-15-2020 02:28 PM
  12. dougdraws's Avatar
    Here's the instructions

    https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-...-mode-0183343/

    At bottom of the screen it has to say safe mode and to exit just restart. If no more ads then it's a app.
    Thanks for the link. I've booted into safe mode so we'll see what happens
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    02-15-2020 02:30 PM
  13. dougdraws's Avatar
    That's one of the ways the "free" apps manage to get their money back. I'd recommend you to get in touch with them to show your displeasure and leave a bad review in the Play Store commenting about the intrusive ads.
    That's really weird because the other people I live with have Galaxy phones and they use the same app and never get any of these ads.
    02-15-2020 02:33 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's really weird because the other people I live with have Galaxy phones and they use the same app on their phone and they never get any these ads.
    Javier correct that the one causing
    02-15-2020 02:34 PM
  15. ckfilmstar's Avatar
    The culprit seems to be that Meijer app. You can even see the name in the screenshot with the ad.
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    Good catch
    02-15-2020 03:03 PM
  16. dougdraws's Avatar
    No calculator in safe mode. That's weird.
    02-15-2020 03:23 PM
  17. dougdraws's Avatar
    No add while in safe mode but as soon as I turned it off the add was back. It's weird because the other people in my house can use the Meijer app and they don't get any ads.
    02-15-2020 04:49 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    No add while in safe mode but as soon as I turned it off the add was back. It's weird because the other people in my house can use the Meijer app and they don't get any ads.
    Its definitely strange others dont get the ads maybe a setting or something you can check in the app but at least you know what it is .
    02-15-2020 06:27 PM
  19. dougdraws's Avatar
    I don't think it's the Meijer app causing the ads. I just recently got this phone so it's my first android phone in a while (I was using iphones before). There was an icon set that I really liked back when I had my last android phone (Note 5), but they are not available on google play anymore. So I did some googling and I found them online. They were available as APK files and so I downloaded them and have been using them on this phone. I'm just wondering if those are the things causing these pop up ads.
    02-15-2020 07:20 PM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Those certainly could be culprits -- you always have to be cautious when downloading and installing apks from random sites. Which site did you download from?
    02-15-2020 10:03 PM
  21. dougdraws's Avatar
    02-15-2020 10:31 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    I dont know how trust worth those sites apk files are I usually get from apkmirror but uninstall one by one the ones you install until ads go away
    02-15-2020 10:39 PM
  23. Javier P's Avatar
    I don't think it's the Meijer app causing the ads. I just recently got this phone so it's my first android phone in a while (I was using iphones before). There was an icon set that I really liked back when I had my last android phone (Note 5), but they are not available on google play anymore. So I did some googling and I found them online. They were available as APK files and so I downloaded them and have been using them on this phone. I'm just wondering if those are the things causing these pop up ads.
    That Meijer app is the only non-preinstalled app included in your "Last Used" list in the Play Store and the screenshot is named after it. If you prefer you can run a few more test, including restarting your phone, waiting until the ads popup and then check that Play Store tab again. I'd say that you are going to find the same results.

    Those full screen ads don't popup right after installing the app, they have some internal switch that is triggered after a certain amount of time, after the app gets updated or even after you get a system update. There's not a single rule.

    If you want to be 100% sure I'd recommend you to kill that app with fire (see my guide for instructions) and then see if the ads come back or not. Or just keep the app and search for another culprit.

    Tell us how it goes.
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    02-15-2020 11:51 PM
  24. dougdraws's Avatar
    How do I find your guide?
    02-16-2020 05:57 AM
  25. krisqz's Avatar
    I think app need permissions to display these kind of ads. Maybe you should check what will happen if you take them away.
    02-16-2020 06:08 AM
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