1. bgoldenberg94's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I'm new to AC (this being my first actual post) and I'm here to ask if anyone else gets full screen ads on their phones. I've run a bunch of virus scans and nothing seems to come up, and I've uninstalled nearly every app that I think could've been the source of the problem (even GO SMS). I'll post a screenshot as an example of what I'm seeing every hour or two. Thanks for any help.
    Attached Thumbnails Problems With Full Screen Ads?-spam-screenshot.jpg  
    01-07-2014 11:16 PM
  2. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    Try installing Air Push Detector. It should be able to tell you which app is generating the ads. When the prompt pops up telling you that you don't need the app, just click "It doesn't work" to force it to run.


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    01-07-2014 11:27 PM
  3. bgoldenberg94's Avatar
    I'll check it out and get back to you, thanks for the recommendation.

    Update: Downloaded the app, said that "I couldn't find any apps with notification ads".
    01-07-2014 11:31 PM
  4. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    Weird. Would you mind trying Lookout Ad Network Detector? Let me know if it works for you.

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    01-08-2014 01:18 AM
  5. Shawn_S's Avatar
    Also try Norton mobile and Norton Spot.

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    01-08-2014 08:28 PM
  6. bgoldenberg94's Avatar
    Did nothing for me.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'll check it out, thanks.

    It says some apps that I could uninstall, but it doesn't say what app causes the full screen ads.
    01-08-2014 11:47 PM
  7. Shawn_S's Avatar
    Did nothing for me.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'll check it out, thanks.

    It says some apps that I could uninstall, but it doesn't say what app causes the full screen ads.
    How many apps is it? Delete them one at a time to find the culprit.

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    01-09-2014 04:37 PM
  8. nickyboyparks's Avatar
    I found a solution. When the ads pop up. Hit your home button for few seconds to view resent apps if using 4.2 android or whatever technique to see recent apps.
    You should see the ads along with recently used apps and the ads are generated by " network service" . go into settings-apps-all apps-scroll to network service and disable or deactivate. It will work. I had the same problem.
    I believe it's malware but haven't investigated further why it happen. I will email Google on the issue..
    08-03-2014 12:24 AM

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