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How do I stop ads interrupting my music player

I have a Galaxy Note 9 where I usually have music playing in Amazon Music Player in the background while I play games. In the old version of the OS (Samsung's version Android 8.1) when I am playing a ...
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Floating Ads Popping Up On Screen

As of a couple of days ago, I've been noticing a particular floating ad on my screen. It keeps popping up occasionally. I've googled it and have removed the apps I've installed in the last couple of ...
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Unnamed app popping up Advertisements

An app is popping up full screen advert and when I click the recents button, I can't see the name of the app due to which I'm unable to uninstall it. Please help me. I'm using Galaxy S7 Edge with ...
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Whatsapp very slow, ads show up randomly every 10 minutes

Since 2 days ago my whatsapp is very slow. Every message needs 30 minutes.Maybe 1 hour. Internet is fine. I can surf the web and stuff. However, look at this screenshot. Nothing gets sent. If I ...
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How to stop ads redirecting to Play store

I have a similar problem to How can I stop being redirected to the App Store/Google Store by dodgy ad-scripts? however the solution provided there doesn't work: I'm opening in-app ads on purpose for ...
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How to block Criteo popups ads?

I have a samsung s6 with android 7.0 and recently I have get some popup ads showing up in full screen mode when entering an app on my phone. I tried to delete recently installed apps but the problem ...
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How to stop ads showing up on screen

The phone is showing ads on the bottom of screen as well as on the top of whole screen I tried deleting the recent apps i installed I also tried disabling "show app on top" Is there any third party ...
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How to automatically remove placeholders for ads when blocking them in Chrome?

I have a Moto Z2 Play running a Pixel Experience Oreo (8.1) 64-bit ROM. I have TWRP, Magisk root and Xposed Framework running. My browser is Chrome 70.0.3538.110 which is the latest stable release as ...
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How to disable hidden trackers, in google play store applications

So most applications, on google play have hidden trackers, analytics they don't tell you about. This site lets you search any app shows trackers. The article explains what i'm talking about. Example: ...
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How can I find out which app is randomly displaying fullscreen ads?

My mom's phone (a galaxy model) has developed the issue that randomly, ads will show during normal use which are not connected to the app being used. The ads occupy the entire screen and can be closed ...
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Does an adblocker defeat the tracking part of the ad module, or just the display of ads?

Related, but different than, these two questions, I'd like to know if the usual ad blockers on Android do anything to prevent user tracking from ad modules. Those questions are several years old by ...
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Pop Up ads on my samsung J7 V won't stop.

I have shut off all notifications that aren't necessary and they keep coming. At the bottom of the ad it say Google Play Store. I have notifications shut off on it. I am out of ideas, please help. ...
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Intrusive Google Play Store advertisements appear as soon as I start charging my phone

I get these types of full screen ads as soon as I charge my phone: I don't even have to unlock the screen, the ad sound starts playing as soon as I plug in my phone. In order to get rid of it, I ...
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Ads security issue affecting all Android system

for a couples of day I have noticed that there is a strange behavior on my Android phone device. and I think it is a global problem. I have noticed that some Ads appears in the screen in whatever app ...
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how to block an OS app popup?

Something on my smartphone sends a message once a day, sometimes I see a tiny fast dark background popup on the bottom saying it is doing so. Such application seems related to the SIM card, as the ...
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AdMob ads in screenshots for Google Play [closed]

I am developing an application that has some ads using AdMob. What is the recommendation for screenshots when preparing for the Google Play publishment? Should all the ads be removed before taking the ...
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How to determine what app is playing sounds

Ok so I recently discovered that on phone random sound is played. Like it's from ads but there aren't any on screen. For now I noticed it in only one app, and I don't know when it started since most ...
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Why am I getting shopping trolley notifications about local store savings?

I am getting "Shopping Trolley" notifications appearing regularly. The notification looks like this: The notification is about "Store savings" at a local supermarket and that is it! Is this ...
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Users are getting “pop-ups blocked” when using my website

I have no intentional pop-ups on my website at all. However, a number of users on different devices and countries seem to be getting "pop-ups blocked" alerts only when using my website, since ~1 or ~...
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I bought app when it was paid, now it is free and I have to watch ads

I bought game a few years ago. I performed factory reset on android tablet because it was slow. Installed game after some time. Now I see ads. But I paid for that app? What can I do to get add free ...
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Prevent Auto-download/ install of Apps/Ads on Micromax Phones

android installing apps without my knowledge. It also showing annoying popups. How to resolve this issue? Android version : 5.1 Lollipop Device: Micromax Canvas 6 Everytime i factory reset, it will ...
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How to mute audio of video ads?

My phone has Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) even when it is set on silent mode, some apps play video ads with audio. Is there a way to mute them?
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Google Ads removed by uninstalling com.google.android.gms

Recently, I'm testing with my Android 6.0 phone and ADB tools. I list all applications with pm list packages. After installing and uninstalling (i.e. trial and error) some of the applications, I find ...
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After upgrade, every phone call displays an ad?

Running on an LG Stylus 3 on Android 7.0 security patch date Oct. 1, 2017. After a recent upgrade every time I make a call, after hanging up I see a notice "Quickly record a Voice memo" @ Writen ...
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How to remove persistent ad notification

I'm using an unrooted Android version 4.4.4 on an Alcatel One Touch Plus phone. Sometimes when I'm online, I would get notifications of ads like the ones on the picture below. I can't seem to remove ...
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Ads appearing throughout the system, apps installing on their own

My grandma has a cheap, 5.1-based Android phone, manufactured by a company named Manta (don't think it's available anywhere outside of Poland, just think your generic cheapest phone company) and has ...
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Disable AdChoices with hosts file

I have a rooted Moto G4+ and I have "AdAway" and "AdBlocker Reborn" installed. However in the Chess.com app, I still get ads from AdChoices on the main page. Does anyone know which domain I can block ...
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How to block Opera mini “AdSense” interstitial ads?

Sometime back, I noticed that whenever I browse the web I frequently see very intrusive pop-ups (ranging from facebook ads and other promotional material which appear in dialog box-like pop ups) which ...
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Get rid of “Invite to Messenger” forever

Facebook Messenger displays a huge banner nagging me into sending unsolicited advertisement: It is a serious drawback of the app because: It wastes a lot of screen estate It capture the eye's ...
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Find out which one of my installed app open spam links

I have a galaxy s7 edge. In the past few weeks I'm facing a problem, My device open some Telegram app channels and try to join me on these channels. I'm android developer and based on my experience I ...
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Is there way to stop ads?

Every time I unlock my phone (yu yunicorn | marshmallow), ad pops up, covering the whole screen, ads also pop ups when I am using any app and it also uses chrome to direct to ads, its poping up when I ...
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Ads appearing on my lock screen, cannot identify the culprit app

This little treat appeared on my lock screen this morning. It seems to be intermittent, only replacing the real lock screen about one in three times. Has anyone else seen it?
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I am getting ads that pop up in front of my activities [duplicate]

I get some ads that keep popping up. I got fed up of it and clicked the opt-out button next to it. That opened a tab on Chrome, and thats this: Can anyone help me disable these ads? I don't know why ...
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Dangers of ad modules in apps

Nowadays, I see apps containing up to 10 ad modules (maybe even more). While most of them might just be an annoyance, some of them carry a privacy risk, like inMobi ¹ or RevMob ² (for some background, ...
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How to find out which app is providing adverts (without reverting to process of elimination)

I'm on Android 6 (P8 if it matters) and I am getting very annoying adverts. Screen shots show it all: Screenshots (click images for larger variants) This icon shown on the right of the first ...
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Your Devices Software is out of Date adware

I keep getting popups from everywhere taking me to the play store saying I need to download Super File Manager. I recently installed an APK from the web. I knew it was a virus after I installed. The ...
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YouTube and AdAway whitelist?

I use AdAway to modify my hosts file with quite a few aggressive sources. Unfortunately when my filters are active I can't see any channel or user pictures in the YouTube app. I can't figure out what ...
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Travelhacks pop up ads

I keep getting a Travelhacks pop up ad. Chrome just opens and the travelhacks site pops up then I get a video ad thing in my notification bar. Idk where its coming from or how to stop it from ...
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Annoying adverts showing on top of other apps

On my sister's Huawei 360 adverts appear on top of other applications whenever wifi or mobile data connectivity is on. These adverts are so annoying since the sometimes freeze the phone covering the ...
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Blocking advertising in Nougat 7.0

After upgrading Marshmallow to Nougat I found that hosts-file based ad blockers do not work. I have tried AdAway, setting it to use a symbolic link to the hosts file, and verifying via file explorer ...
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Excessive “sponsored ads” in FB Lite on one of two tablets

As an owner of very low end (Azpen) tablets the Facebook Lite app has been a godsend, requiring very little space and eliminating the need for separate Messenger app. I have this app installed on a 4....
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Android communication sync keeps installing itself

My Android 4.4 based phone somehow gets 'Android communication sync' program which can be removed from downloaded apps. This program shows fullscreen ads whenever I unlock phone. My phone is rooted. ...
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How to get rid of annoying pop up ads?

When I connect the internet and open any app, a pop-up ad appears randomly. Ads are still showing, although I did factory reset the phone (all installed apps removed) as well. I also tried to remove ...
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Something is blocking ads and I don't know what it is

I am not complaining, it's awesome, but strange. I have a rooted Samsung a5, sm a500h, android 6.1. Few weeks ago I installed adaway, and removed it because it couldn't block youtube ads. And now ...
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How to get rid off annoying android pop ups

Purchased LG Stylus 2 Plus 10 days back. Have got frustated with annoying pop up ads by android. Have started hating Google Play store due to these ads..
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How remove blank white screen after unlocking

I am using ASUS Z010D Android Smartphone. Recently it shows a white blank screen after unlocking. I need to touch the back button to return the home screen. Anybody knows how to remove the white ...
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Why does Chrome on Android launch tabs or redirect existing tabs to spammy ads (spontaneously, it seems)?

When using Chrome on my Nexus 6, I often get taken to a data URI that causes a modal that reads something like: An embedded page at s3.amazonaws.com says: Message! Congratulations Grande ...
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Stop video ads in apps?

This is not a question about blocking ads in apps - they're annoying but if I choose a free ad-supported app, it's right I should see ads. But, some ads feature video - for instance one app I am ...
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How do I block ads on YouTube in all WebKit based browsers?

How do I block ads on youtube on my android device? I have tried proxy websites - hide.me and plenty others, however, they work only on a windows machine, on android, they don't work, the webpage says ...
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Android suddenly pops up ad

Suddenly my Android always pops up this ad that always in that position, even sometimes a video ad, when I wake my phone from sleep. Anyone has idea? When I open the recent used app, it displays the ...