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Is Android showing app ads in share menu now?

Blame Microsoft not Google This behavior was reported in July this year. Microsoft was the culprit. See this XDA blog Microsoft is abusing Android’s share sheet by inserting ads for its apps with ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

There's the Playsearch website which allows you that without having to install anything beforehand: Playsearch website, your criteria marked (click image for larger variant) In addition to what you ...
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Is it possible to know if an app has advertisements by analyzing permissions?

You cannot see that just by checking an app's permissions: those permissions ad modules require for their job are the same the app itself might need for another job. You can, however, look up the app ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

Not sure with native Google Playstore, but you could use Yalp or a fork of Yalp, Aurora (F-droid link), it has many search filters e.g for ads, gratis, number of downloads etc.. Aurora Store is an ...
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Intrusive Google Play Store advertisements appear as soon as I start charging my phone

It isn't a Virus. So, no anti-virus or malware scanner will catch this. It is just an app which adds lockscreen ads to your device while charging. These ads are set so that they only appear while ...
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No download link for Adblock Plus

Adblock forums says this product is outdated (not maintained anymore), eventually use adblock browser for android Also, see this post see what said an eyeo moderator: "Unfortunately at the ...
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HTTPS filtering breaks some apps

Most likely this happens because the apps not only perform certificate validation but also certificate pinning. For certificate validation the validity of the server certificate and the certificates ...
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Skip ads from YouTube

You're interested in the YouTube AdAway Xposed module. It requires root access and the Xposed Framework. It completely removes the following: YouTube ads Channel logos Video suggestions Information ...
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How to block ads in Android applications?

You can use an ad-blocking DNS server such as AdGuard DNS. Unlike the HOSTS file method, you won't need to use an app, nor root your phone. On ​​Android 9 Pie and later, you can use ad-blocking DNS ...
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How to stop touchpal providing a daily summary?

It seems they recently added an option to disable it: TouchPal -> Settings -> General Settings -> uncheck Daily Summary The new interface to disable daily summary (22 Nov 2016): TouchPal--> ...
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Determine which app is drawing on top of other apps?

If you're using Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you can use its native permissions manager. From an article on BGR, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has a lot of highly anticipated new features and one of them is ...
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How do some apps get past ad blocking?

It's been 5 10 years since I asked this, and I've finally found a solution for rooted phones. Google Play Services is the culprit. You need an app that can disable individual sub-components of other ...
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How best to block ads on non rooted phone?

Adguard is a good option (as suggested above) given it can employ more than one way of filtering ads from traffic. It can utilise local VPN or local HTTP proxy, but can have significant battery drain. ...
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Does an adblocker defeat the tracking part of the ad module, or just the display of ads?

tl:dr; Tracking can be done by an app without showing ads. By merely blocking ads you are not preventing tracking Hosts based ad blocking is better than browser ad blocking, since it does not ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

With App Finder, you can filter for apps without ads (and many other criteria). Also, in the result list it is indicated for each app if it contains ads. It has 2,380,000 apps indexed currently, much ...
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Something is blocking ads and I don't know what it is

Somebody gone borked up their hosts file Luckily, it's an easy fix. Your going to need root, and a root file manager (Like ES file explorer) In your file explorer, go to /system/etc, and look for a ...
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Determine which app is drawing on top of other apps?

Thanks a bunch @Firelord ! I have finally found the app which has been preventing me from installing apk's and performing adb backups. For me I found it was an app called Battery Mix Read on to see ...
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Skip ads from YouTube

As @Six stated very correctly, it is NOT possible to do without root access at all. His answer is pretty good but there is still some things I can add. A non-rooted phone quite literally means a ...
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How to stop touchpal providing a daily summary?

In Touchpal 2016, got to settings, looking & feel, and uncheck daily summary towards the bottom of the listing.
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How to remove the bottom promo banners in Firefox for Android?

Try typing about:config in the address bar. After you open it, search for the browser.snippets.enabled parameter, tap on it, then tap on the Toggle button. This disables the banners from appearing ...
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How to mute ads?

Video ads use Android media stream to play sound Muting the phone media mutes ads as well
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how to block an OS app popup?

First get the stk and stk2 package name and path, then back them up with pull : adb shell pm list packages | grep stk adb shell pm path com.android.stk adb pull /system/app/Stk/Stk.apk adb shell pm ...
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How to stop ads showing up on screen

Possible reasons: • Checkout Games that you installed recently. • Check if you installed any app related to Wallpapers or lock screen category. Because as far as i know Samsung doesn't have ...
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How do I stop ads interrupting my music player

Open the Google Settings app on your device (called Google Settings or Settings, depending on your device). Scroll down and tap Google. Tap Ads. Turn on Opt out of interest-based ads or Opt out of Ads ...
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How to search for Android apps without ads?

I developed an app (and web) called reallyfreeapps for Android to look at apps and games with no ads and no IAP. You can take a look at https://reallyfreeapps.com
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How to prevent myself from accidentaly opening android ads?

I typically use the back button. Since it's not on the screen (Samsung J3V) I don't run the risk of accidentally tapping on the ad. But there are times when the back button doesn't work, which is ...
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Is it possible for an application to deliver ads while requesting NO permission from the user?

Apps do not require any sort of permission to show things on the screen — that is a basic function of the majority of apps, after all. And there is no reason that what they show you can't be an ...
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How to stop touchpal providing a daily summary?

Install an old version (eg. 5.7.8.8), you can search for it online. Mind that installing apps from outside the app store could be VERY dangerous. Please be careful. You may have to uninstall Touchpal ...
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How do I block ads on YouTube in all WebKit based browsers?

You won't be able to block ads in the Youtube APP as long as you don't want to root your device. Blocking these ads requires changes to the DNS settings and you can't change these settings without ...
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YouTube and AdAway whitelist?

I finally resolved this on my own. After lots of DNS logging I found the necessary. hostnames. s.youtube.com s.ytimg.com youtubei.googleapis.com yt3.ggpht.com
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