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Ads on Android

roykirk1 735 166 October 31, 2015 at 09:50 PM
Hi

I have a Dell 7840 android tablet. I get popup ads that take over the screen every few minutes. It annoys the heck out of me - they take over no matter what I am doing, including playing real time multi-player games!!

I cannot figure out where it is coming from. Any help/suggestions greatly appreciated.

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This isn't new. Google won't help you. Root the phone or deal with it.
Maybe next time you should check to see who the game dev is. Why do you think they make games for free. Then put $0.99 to $99 for IAP?
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Back up anything important you have, then factory reset the tablet and start over. You're personal info could be compromised.
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Quote from Novakingwai View Post :
Back up anything important you have, then factory reset the tablet and start over. You're personal info could be compromised.
That might be a bit alarmist but not bad advice. OP are you installing apps from unauthorized sources?
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That might be a bit alarmist but not bad advice. OP are you installing apps from unauthorized sources?
What I meant was if he does t remove the correct threat he could think his tablet is safe and the culprit app could read his emails or key log.
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cut internet access to any apps that don't need it (i.e. angry birds) - or do some testing and figure out which app it is (preferably with a firewall/monitor type app) - yes, root is required
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Have you been sideloading apks? Google's Play Store policies prevent certain types of ads. There shouldn't be signed apps that have this issue anymore.
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Hopefully the adware isn't in this family:
http://arstechnica.com/security/2...to-remove/
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Hi... thanks and reps for helpful suggestions. I have installed 2 different virus scanners and neither found any viruses or malware. Both detected that I was allowing apps to load from unknown sources, which I had to do to install Amazon apps. I have turned it back on... err... off... you know what I mean.

In the meantime, I have not had any ad popups the last 2 days. I have been tracking the apps I use and which ones I have NOT been using... so far, its down to Chrome browser and Words with Friends.
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