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Spam alerts in notification bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? I get spam alerts about free ipads and typical junk like that on my notification bar when I start my droid. This also ...
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2 answers
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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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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 games ...
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1 answer
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Red Star And Green Cross Icons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? I have a Motorola Defy and in the notifications bar I am always getting red stars and bright green crosses. The Red Star ...
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1 answer
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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 are ...
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1 answer
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Strange icons and notifications, is there a malware in my phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? Red Star And Green Cross Icons? I have a Samsung galaxy nexus with official Android 4.1 running. I sometimes get strange ...
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509 votes
1 answer
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How do I root my Android device?

This is a common question asked by those who want to root their phones. How exactly do I root my Android device? Are there risks involved?
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5 answers
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How to turn off notifications for individual apps?

On my iphone, there is a "notifications" setting section, which basically just allows me to choose which apps has the power to notify me. I was wondering if there's anything similar that is available ...
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14 votes
3 answers
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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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6 votes
3 answers
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Who is creating icons?

Some application (malware? adware?) is creating garbage icons on my Android desktop. How to know the application who does this? I heard each application is a Linux user on android. Is it possible to ...
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0 votes
2 answers
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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 and I ...
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How to get rid of ad-ware

I've recently installed some games from Google Play Store. Then I uninstalled them all using application manager. The problem is now an advertisement popup appears now and then which stays on top for ...
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