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Phone is being overrun with ads

Whenever I switch on my Internet every morning I get a page which opens up with applications and games that aren't from the Play Store and I see a message that says my phone has stopped outside ...
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Advertisments still blocked after uninstalling AdFree

I am trying to test out Admob for an app on my phone. But I have absolutely no idea what is blocking my ads. My phone is rooted, but I don't have any ad-blocking software. I did have AdFree, but then ...
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Find out which app is pushing ads in my notification bar? [duplicate]

This may be a duplicate question but it seems the bad guy has improved its technology and known methods don't work so far. Anyway, started recently, my phone shows a notification every few days. ...
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Can Java be exploited through Android app ads?

It turns out that Java has a security flaw that is currently being exploited to put malware on people's computers. Is there any risk that advertisements in Android apps will have embedded, malicious ...
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How to get rid of ads popup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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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Is safe to give my IMEI to LeadBolt to enjoy apps without advertisement?

On the LeadBolt opt page you can specify your IMEI number in order to opt out from their service: The IMEI/MEID is a number, usually unique, to identify GSM, WCDMA, and iDEN mobile phones, as ...
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What is the most effective way to disable ads in an Android app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to block ads in Android applications? I've read ways but they don't block/disable ads.
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ad on statusbar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find out which app is putting ads in my notification bar? Sometimes I get ads on statusbar. These ads came from some free apps. I have lots of installed apps ...
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Disable ads in applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to block ads in Android applications? Is there a way to disable in-app ads (on a rooted CM7 phone)? I am NOT talking about the ads in browser. ...
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I think my kid's Eee Pad has malware. How do I get rid of it?

As you might expect from a 11 year old, she keeps filling it with games and girly-pop songs. Today, I noticed a strange "pseudo-Market" icon on its home screen: When you click on it, you get the ...
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Disable Google Play Ads in Notification Area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? I'm not sure if everyone has experienced this annoying behavior, I often see ads in my notification area pointing to ...
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Got weird fullscreen ad when visiting website [closed]

When I vistit on my nexus one the website alternativeto.net and open a subpage then suddenly I see a fullscreen ad with the title "liferay.com" and the address cat.m.ifortune.mobivillage.de I see the ...
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Which system process do I block from the internet to prevent ads from showing up?

Yes, this is similar to my own previous question on the subject. I'm being very specific here though - despite having wrapped ad blocking with hosts file and firewall, some apps (several more now) are ...
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How do some apps get past ad blocking?

I'm already using LBE Privacy Guard, AdAway and Droidwall to strictly control ads and app permissions. (All of them require root to run). Droidwall has a whitelist where only apps that actually fetch ...
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How can I find out which app is putting ads in my notification bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? Recently advertisements have started appearing as notifications in my phone's notification bar. The icon on the ad ...
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Is there a reliable way to detect the app responsible for an Airpush ad?

I noticed the other day that my Xoom's notification bar has started receiving Airpush ads (which is what it sounds like - push notifications that are really ads). I'm rather philosophically opposed to ...
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Is it possible to block ads in Android applications?

Are there any applications that attempt to block ads in applications? It seems that it should be theoreticaly possible, by blocking web requests to certain sites, for example.
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Do you still see ads even if your phone is offline?

An uncle of mine refuses to use the free version of Astro File Manager, because he dislikes ads. I told him to just leave his 3G off (he only uses it on demand anyway) and he shouldn't see them ...