Ads and "chat invitations" on S4

turbotooslow

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Hey guys, I have an s4 that is UNrooted - all stock.

I get these green plus signs in the notification bar that are random offers or ads.

I also sometimes get a candy crush thing that opens my internet and play store (and I have never even downloaded candy crush).

Finally, I get these small pop up windows with people that "want to chat."

No real big issues or anything, but its just annoying and am wondering where they come from. I have an antivirus program that scans my phone and it has never found a problem. I've opened porn on my phone but never downloaded anything, or if it accidentally downloaded something I deleted it immediately. Dunno if that has anything to do with it haha.

Anything I can do to fix these things?
 

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Which antivirus do you have? Stick with the well-established ones like Lookout, Avast, AVG, Bitdefender, Norton, McAfee, etc.

It sure sounds like you have some kind of adware that was installed on your phone without your knowledge. Try installing Lookout Ad Network Detector or a similar app to look for adware.

Whatever you do, DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING that these notifications ask you to do or try, and DO NOT accept any chat invitations. That's a sure way to get more malware on your phone.
 

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Hey guys, I have an s4 that is UNrooted - all stock.

I get these green plus signs in the notification bar that are random offers or ads.

I also sometimes get a candy crush thing that opens my internet and play store (and I have never even downloaded candy crush).

Finally, I get these small pop up windows with people that "want to chat."

No real big issues or anything, but its just annoying and am wondering where they come from. I have an antivirus program that scans my phone and it has never found a problem. I've opened porn on my phone but never downloaded anything, or if it accidentally downloaded something I deleted it immediately. Dunno if that has anything to do with it haha.

Anything I can do to fix these things?

You can also check out air push opt out on Play. Download the app, click I don't want ads, and keep it on your phone. Also go to ledbolt opt out and fill out your phone info. Those are the two biggest culprits these days.

Sent from a SlimROM S3.
 

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