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Old 05-05-2019, 07:17 PM
 
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No, new apps that would have caused it. The last app I had was six months ago about, so would an app wait that long before deciding to show pop up adds?

I also tried the block pop-ups that was recommended to me by reed303, but it didn't work, and they are still popping up.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:32 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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Most likely the OP has downloaded an application that is showing the advertisements. I seriously doubt there is any true "Malware" . I would imagine the only solution is to find and delete the application causing this.
This is more than likely.

Unfortunately, there is no real straight forward way to identify which application is doing it... except through process of elimination (at least not that I know of). I usually just start by removing applications that were recently installed in the reverse order... one at a time waiting in between to see if the ads disappear. It is acceptable to put full screen ads on free apps within the app but it is considered bad/rude to do so outside the app.

Then I post a bad review on google play indicating that the particular app is putting up full screen ads from a background process... for others to read.

Before I install an App, I usually go through the reviews. If I see a pattern of complaints, I won't install it.
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Old 05-05-2019, 07:39 PM
 
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Okay thanks, but I haven't installed an app in months, so could it still be that then, even from months ago, even though it would have just started giving me pop ups now?
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:28 AM
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Are those any particular/thematic ads?
Would you tell us what most of the ads are advertising?
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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A lot of them are advertising women wanting to sleep with me.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:29 AM
 
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If you have little to no apps, I'd erase it and start over.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Okay thanks, but I haven't installed an app in months, so could it still be that then, even from months ago, even though it would have just started giving me pop ups now?
I think that can be possible if an app was updated recently, or if you only just started using the app months after downloading it.
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:47 PM
 
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I thought of another possibility. If the OP's phone # was captured by a Spammer, they could be automatically sending the messages directly.
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:06 PM
 
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Okay thanks, well I haven't been using any new apps recently. Is there any way to trace the source it, within the phone? Like can the phone do a search for it or something?
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:24 PM
 
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Try going to application settings, and disable notifications for every single app installed. Then try to guess which app could be giving you popups.
"Malware" on Android doesn't really work the same as on PCs, because Android sandboxes apps from the rest of the OS, similar to a virtual machine (unless it's rooted).
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