I'm on Android 6 (P8 if it matters) and I am getting very annoying adverts.

Screen shots show it all:

icon ad
Screenshots (click images for larger variants)

This icon shown on the right of the first screenshot with the word WIN persists on my "desktop" or "home" screen too. If I click on it, I get what's shown in the second screenshot – as pops up enough to be annoying but it doesn't pop up daily.

My question is, how do I know what is causing this so I can remove it.

The only option I know of is to start removing apps and use the power of elimination but that is not ideal!

The other option I know of is to click on it - sometimes an advert is part of the app installed (in this image, it takes me to the buy plug ins from the Keyboard app I use) which probably suggests that this app is causing it (but not guaranteed).

Regardless of those 2, I'm still keen to know how to tell, be it via logs or anything else.

  • With that annoying popup open, what does the multi-tasking-list show (press the right-most navigation item, showing as a square in both screenshots)? It might show the application name along.
    – Izzy
    Feb 10, 2017 at 13:34
  • @Izzy, sadly I don't have it open but, I will return to this when it occurs again. Than you for the advice Feb 10, 2017 at 13:38
  • Have you tried the solutions mentioned here?
    – Firelord
    Feb 10, 2017 at 17:12
  • @Izzy, sadly, when I see the small image (shown in the first image, with the word "win") and hit the square (to show the multi-tasking-list) it doesn't appear. When I click on the image to show the "gambling machine" and press the square, the gambling machine closes first. As such, it never appears. Feb 12, 2017 at 18:37

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I'm pretty sure that your keyboard is cause of ads showing (I guess this isn't stock one, is it?) try finding settings of that keyboard and see if there is option to turn off ads (I guess there isn't but still worth of try) however if you don't find option to turn off ads than simply uninstall some reliable keyboard (G BOARD and such)

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    It was the keyboard... So a different keyboard resolved it, but that was via trial and error. Thank you Apr 17, 2018 at 9:05

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