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Airpush is an advertising service included in some free Android apps that regularly pushes adverts into the Android notification area. They can be identified by the red star icon alongside the advert.

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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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Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it?

Every now and then a red star icon appears on my brother's notification bar, as shown below. The message related to this notification is some advert like "Turbo Boost Your Battery". He has been ...
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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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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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