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Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it?

Recently I often get the popup ads like the snapshot as below.

I wanna get rid of it. Please help!

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marked as duplicate by eldarerathis Jan 12 '13 at 14:34

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Those are Airpush ads, and the only way to truly get rid of them is to remove the app that is displaying them.

The other way to get rid of them, is to use the airpush opt out system to opt out of airpush ads, this however has been reported to not work by loads of users.

As such, the only way to truly get rid of them is to remove the app that is using airpush - uninstall apps you have recently installed, sequentially, until they are removed, or long press on the notification and select the App Info button that is displayed. This will take you directly to the app's settings page. (This is only available for Android 4.1 plus).

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On Android 4.0 and before, you can also use apps like AirPush Detector or TrustGo Ad Detector to identify the evildoer. –  Izzy Jan 20 '13 at 1:44

If your phone is rooted, you can try AdAway.

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