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  1. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    My wife's GS3 has been getting extremely annoying and persistent ads/pop ups for apps and 3rd party app stores in her notification drawer. I have the GS3 for sprint and am not experiencing this. Does anyone have any ideas where this could be coming from so I can help her out......Thanks
    08-16-2012 08:25 AM
  2. Bbeelzebub's Avatar
    It's from an app she installed. You can try Air Push Detector (in the market) or Ad Ons Detector (in the market) and see if it finds it so you can remove them or attempt to see what apps have been installed and remove it that way.
    08-16-2012 08:32 AM
  3. Since9600's Avatar
    Same rules as computers apply here.. Don't ever just download/install any free app as many free apps are laden with battery draining advertising "sub programs".. Heck even when I installed the "Samsung Apps" app from the Samsung site, I kept getting a pop-up to install something called "Ad Server" lol which I denied of course lol..
    08-16-2012 09:06 AM
  4. tk-093's Avatar
    Yeah, it sucks. It seems more and more apps are doing it. AirPush Defender is a good one to identify them. That's also why I generally don't mind paying .99 for an ad free app, but on the Android platform, that isn't an option a lot of the time.
    08-16-2012 11:19 AM
  5. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip and quick response. She is still learning android. I will look into the app software and try to identify the troublemaker(s). Thanks again

    Sent from my Awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 via Tapatalk 2 baby.
    08-16-2012 12:25 PM
  6. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Same rules as computers apply here.. Don't ever just download/install any free app as many free apps are laden with battery draining advertising "sub programs".. Heck even when I installed the "Samsung Apps" app from the Samsung site, I kept getting a pop-up to install something called "Ad Server" lol which I denied of course lol..
    Yeah, she likes to download stuff. I need to educate her a bit I see.

    Sent from my Awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 via Tapatalk 2 baby.
    08-16-2012 12:27 PM
  7. joey92's Avatar
    Try airblocker from the play store it just completely blocks them

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    08-16-2012 12:35 PM
  8. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    1) What about doing a reset, clearing everything out and starting everything from scratch and only downloading reputable apps from the market if this app doesnt work?

    Sent from my Awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 via Tapatalk 2 baby.
    08-16-2012 01:44 PM
  9. mikesmith's Avatar
    1) What about doing a reset, clearing everything out and starting everything from scratch and only downloading reputable apps from the market if this app doesnt work?

    Sent from my Awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 via Tapatalk 2 baby.
    It's hopefully just one app causing it. So there is no need to reset. Once you find the app, uninstall and that should fix it.

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    08-16-2012 01:57 PM
  10. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    If your wife is anything like mine, she's playing a bunch of crap Zynga games like Words with Friends or Draw Something.

    I uninstalled those the first time they pushed an ad to my notification bar. Love watching that company crash and burn.
    08-16-2012 02:13 PM
  11. lv2bsilly's Avatar
    My wife's GS3 has been getting extremely annoying and persistent ads/pop ups for apps and 3rd party app stores in her notification drawer. I have the GS3 for sprint and am not experiencing this. Does anyone have any ideas where this could be coming from so I can help her out......Thanks
    My sister's phone did the same thing. We think it was Instagram, after she uninstalled it the problem went away. Strangely, her friend's phone didn't have that issue.
    08-16-2012 07:10 PM
  12. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Thanks.....Had a long day today but will mess around with it tomorrow.

    Sent from my Awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 via Tapatalk 2 baby.
    08-16-2012 10:09 PM
  13. Srambo217's Avatar
    Root/install AdFree from the market, post results.

    Sent from my unlocked/modded Samsung Galaxy SIII using Android Central Forums
    08-17-2012 06:24 AM
  14. tk-093's Avatar
    Reputable apps are also the culprit. It's just another way for the dev to make money, but if they are going to do that, they need to list that in the permissions before you install.

    1) What about doing a reset, clearing everything out and starting everything from scratch and only downloading reputable apps from the market if this app doesnt work?

    Sent from my Awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 via Tapatalk 2 baby.
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    08-17-2012 10:07 AM
  15. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Reputable apps are also the culprit. It's just another way for the dev to make money, but if they are going to do that, they need to list that in the permissions before you install.
    Really?? I had no idea. That sucks. I think I found the culprit though. We will see. Thanks again for all the helpful advice/tips

    Sent from my Awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 via Tapatalk 2 baby.
    08-17-2012 01:29 PM
  16. dj hidroid's Avatar
    As mentioned above download the lookout mobile add detector and only use the play, amazon and Samsung app stores and you should be all good.
    08-17-2012 03:21 PM
  17. tk-093's Avatar
    Ringdroid is an example. It just started to do that as far as I can tell. And in those cases, it's not like it's putting secret virus/keylogger software on your device.. it's just putting another method of advertising. While it is annoying, it's likely harmless.

    Really?? I had no idea. That sucks. I think I found the culprit though. We will see. Thanks again for all the helpful advice/tips

    Sent from my Awesome Samsung Galaxy S3 via Tapatalk 2 baby.
    08-17-2012 03:28 PM
  18. Fuzion0503's Avatar
    You can add battery bomb even though it was already flagged by airpush. When I installed this widget they put ads in my notification bar.
    08-17-2012 04:03 PM
  19. moporter's Avatar
    I have the Lookout Ad Network Detector which accurately identified the culprit without me doing a hard reset.
    10-15-2012 01:29 PM
  20. Murphy5111's Avatar
    I have over 80 apps and never saw a pop up ad. Installed one more clock widget and got a pop up ad within minutes. Un installed and haven't seen one since.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    10-15-2012 02:11 PM
  21. ddog511's Avatar
    I also suggest DroidWall. Love that app. I get to control which apps get to have access to the internet via both WiFi and 3G/4G. Have to be rooted to use it tho.
    10-15-2012 07:05 PM
  22. Bill Hamilton's Avatar
    I just started getting pop up ads on my HTC Droid DNA. They appear with as an email icon, but will not clear. Always directs me to some game on the play store. I did notice as it is redirecting it goes to a yeahmobi web page first. I do not usually download games and I have not downloaded any thing recently prior to this annoying "feature" Any suggestions as to how to turn this off?
    09-06-2013 08:39 PM
  23. Michael Matz1's Avatar
    I had the same problem on my HTC One. What i figured out is if you go into settings you will see icons with bar graphs (green lines). I had two of them so I knew something was not right. I deleted them and all the popups stopped. I think they were called Apps. Now there is one Apps icon with green squares...do not delete that one. They may actually be in the Apps so if you don't find it under settings go to setting then into Apps. I did this a few months ago.
    11-19-2013 02:33 PM
  24. Kathy McCracken's Avatar
    I was just going to ask about the same thing. I started getting these pop-ups about 2 wks ago.
    01-27-2015 08:20 PM
  25. NCzerniak83's Avatar
    As mentioned above download the lookout mobile add detector and only use the play, amazon and Samsung app stores and you should be all good.
    I wish. I have a similiar annoying popup coming from the bottom of my screen and it comes backwhen you hit "Cancel". It's saying "Recommended Apps for You:" and lists two Boom Beach-type games, so I deleted all games, but it's still there...and Lookout did nothing to fix it.
    05-05-2015 02:52 AM
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