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"Spam" is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media, such as mobile phones.

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Is there Malware on LineageOS that causes to receive SMS Spam

I never get SMS text spam on my phone. Installed Lineage OS on a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini phone. I installed TWRP and LOS both from official website (not various links on google or XDA). Installed F-...
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Android app advertising other website through Push Notifications

I am just curious if it is permitted by Android for a app to send Push Notifications about some third party website just in order to advertise it which is completely irrelevant to me? Can apps ...
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How to block Spam SMS messages from contacts without number?

I receive spam from "Bubbleroom" contact without contact details after pressing three dots regularly. I am thinking how you can block messages from "no phone number" and such cases. Those messages ...
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Can an older Android phone using Android 4.4.2 act as a spam server?

First excuse my lack of knowledge in anything Android related. I wanted to ask if there is any possibility that an un-supervised Android phone, older Samsung model, running Android 4.2.2, act as a ...
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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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How do I access Whatsapp messages from a contact I reported?

I blocked a contact and reported it on WhatsApp. I just found out that the messages have been deleted ....it marked as spam messages .. How do I get back those messages?
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recover Blocked and marked as Spam conversation : WhatsApp

I just marked a conversation from someone as spam and blocked it. After that I tried to look after this message again, I Deblocked the number. But then I found out that the messages are lost. Is ...
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Identify spammy application

From time to time I get a window with spam on a Galaxy Tab 3. If I press multitask key i get the name of the app is "Ads", but i don't have any app called "Ads". My first question is why after ...
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Can I report phone numbers as NOT spam callers?

I have the opposite situation as this question. I received a call which Google marked as Suspected Spam Caller, but it was a legitimate call from a company I do business with. Can I report to Google ...
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Phone keeps trying to open spam websites

I've recently bought a new android smartphone. After setting it up and loading my contacts onto it I thought that would be it. Now after some days, every time I unlock the phone it takes a few ...
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How do I get rid of spam SMSs that do not want to delete?

I get these spam SMSs on my Sony Xperia. I try to delete them, but I can't. I select the SMS to delete, then confirm to delete. It takes ages and then my phone tells me the message is deleted, but it ...
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How to stop a specific whatsapp chat from using mobile data?

I'm on a computer science course, and a few of my peers made a whatsapp group for anybody on the course to join. There are about 100 or so people in the group, and often I "lurk" on it to get help ...
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Automatically, seamlessly block Google-suspected spam calls

The Google Phone app now reports when a suspected call is spam. Right now when I receive such a call, I have the choice to block that number. But what I'd like to do is pre-emptively set it up so that ...
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Can I report phone numbers as spam callers?

Google recently introduced a feature that lets me know if someone is a suspected spam caller. However, sometimes I get calls from numbers that aren't listed as spam callers but are still spam callers. ...
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How to stop SMS spam from mobile operator?

I keep getting SMS spam from Three mobile and I'm looking for a way to block it. The problem is that the SMSes don't come from a regular number, it just says "From Three" but there's no associated ...
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I think my phone might be infected

Over the last couple days, my phone has been acting weird. I have the Galaxy S6 Active. Over the last couple days, whenever I try to open something, rather than opening the app I want, it'll go ...
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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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What does the report in “block and report” do?

In the August Marshmallow 6.0.1 update, there appears to be a new feature called "block and report", which is triggered for some new calls. In this case, it was actually spam. Blocking adds the number ...
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Can't uninstall any programs in safe mode

Every time I try to open App manager(in Safe Mode) spams pop up, porn icons installs and so on. Simply, I don't have time to reach the app manager. Help me please! Smartphone: Getnord Cat
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How to check that an Android device isn't being used in a botnet / sending spam emails?

I've discovered that my home network IP address has ended up on several blacklists after spam traps received emails from this IP address. I've tested the one PC that uses this network, and it seems to ...
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App sending spam messages to my contacts

My phone sent the following message to all of my contacts: Install this voice messenger just to talk http://mrv.withmechat.us/Cun I know I didn't send this message and not to mention it sent it to ...
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Spam in comment section on Google Play - what is more powerfull vote down or flag as spam? [closed]

I am a developer who develops one of the main digital version of newspaper in my country. Many (not most) tend to write what they think about politics instead posting valuable comments. I would like ...
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How to report a contact as spam in Whatsapp?

I received a message from a new phone number about some advertising information. When I opened the message I saw "Report Spam" option to report the spam to whatsapp. However once I replied to that ...
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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How to stop my Android device from being spammed in the browser as well as in the application?

Recently I have downloaded two games: Deer Hunter PreHistoric Worm But after that I have my browser which keeps redirecting me to http://ad.adsmatte.com It is happening every time I load the page – ...
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How do I select the number of an incoming SMS?

I received some SMSes that show up both in my SMS app and in Google Hangouts; however for the life of me I can't figure out how to just copy that number (in order to report it as a spammer), short of ...
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how to check DKIM signatures in emails

I'm looking for a gmail-compatible app that can check DKIM signatures on incoming emails. Also, i'd like my outgoing emails to be signed correctly, so they are less likely to be filtered as spam... ...
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How to prevent phone operator from opening spam popups?

My phone operator, Movistar Argentina, is sending a lot of spam. I managed to block most of the SMS, however it has now also started opening ad popups on my phone (see below). I've looked at How do ...
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sms anti-spam application compatible with android 4.4 & hangouts?

I want to block spam sms, at the same time I want to keep using hangouts for sms. Is it possible? What application should I install?
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Find what app is causing popups, NOT in notification bar

I am getting these popups regularly. They do not appear in the notification center so I can't find out what app is causing them. The only app I can think of that I have installed recently, I have ...
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Undo “Flag as spam” on Google Play Store?

I've accidentally marked some reviews for some apps as spam, and they were removed (or were hidden from me). The problem with clicking on this button is that there is no going back. It doesn't ask ...
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How to block calls/SMS by contact name (might have multiple phone numbers)?

I'm using Moto X. I used to blacklist spammers directly into the downloaded app or the built-in Android blocker. The problem is that every time that I reset my phone to factory settings, I have to ...
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My samsung s2 is being spammed & I have 2 apps that I can't uninstall. Please help

My son was playing games on my samsung and now I am being spammed all day long for the past week. I have installed Airpush Detector and it said that they don't detect any push ads on my phone from ...
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How can I block Android apps to send emails on my behalf?

In some Android apps there is a "Login with GMail" option. I often login with that. Some apps are sending emails on my behalf to my GMail contacts, as I saw them in my "Sent items". I want to know ...
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What app allows me to block “probable” spam calls

I receive 2 or 3 calls per day from random spammers. I have tried blocking the numbers, but it is no use as they just call with new numbers. Is there anyway to avoid this? I suppose the end solution ...
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Undo “marked as spam” on Facebook Messenger

I was texting with my friend, but I didn't lock my keyboard. I marked her as spam. Do you know how I can get back notifications from her messages?
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New Television icon appeared in my Android desktop

I have noticed a new Television icon appeared in my Android desktop. I have not clicked the icon thinking it could be a virus or spam. Never installed any Television application and I dont know how it ...
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How can I determine what app put a spam shortcut on my home screen? [duplicate]

Recently, I discovered that some app on my phone had taken it upon itself to place a very nice "Free Games" shortcut on my home screen. I haven't installed any new apps in the recent past, so I would ...
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How to block SMSs from certain “named” senders? [duplicate]

There are many tools around to block unwanted SMSs. Samsung Galaxy S3's Jelly Bean offers a native call&sms blocker too. But some senders are not phone numbers, they are alphanumeric strings. I ...
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Got text message with 'download' button, how would I look at the link source or gain further info to see if this is safe? 2.3.6metropcs

In the 'messaging' app that comes standard with metropcs, I received a text message that had 'no subject' and was just a download button. I know the person, so there is no need to mention not to trust ...