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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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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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Pop-up advertising message filling the screen

Sony Xperia M, model C1905. Android 4.3 official firmware, build number 15.4.A.1.9 The blue button on the message is a link to play.google.com of "du speed booster" page. It is a useless ...
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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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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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Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?

Every time I close WhatsApp I get some sort of an advertisement. According to their site they don't advertise, but I see adverts like this after closing the app: Click image for larger version I ...