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How to find out which app is trying to open spam websites?

Based on the troubleshooting OP did following my advices, the culprit appeared to be a system app as a malware named System Locker with package name com.tihomobi.lockframe.syslocker. The issue appears ...
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What does the report in "block and report" do?

"Report" does what it says, report the phone number as spam to Google. This will help users of Google's caller ID (e.g. Nexus device users) in the future, since number reported as spam will ...
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Can I report phone numbers as NOT spam callers?

You missed seeing this Report a mistake in spam protection If a call from someone you know is marked as spam, you can report the mistake. Open your device's Phone app phone. Tap Recent calls ...
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How to find out which app is trying to open spam websites?

So I was having this same issue and I kinda stumbled on a simple way to fix it. First thing I did is I reset all the browser defaults so if ANY application wanted to open a browser it needed to ask me ...
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How to find out which app is trying to open spam websites?

Inspired by the Firelord answer I investigated logcat in very simple way and found the quilty immediatelly - it was Barcode Scanner by the The space team. The steps: Connected my Galaxy Note 8 to PC, ...
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SMS starts with "ACTA" sent without my consent

According to quick research, the "ACTA" SMS is used by ICICI Bank for a verification/activation message on their mobile apps (e.g. iMobile). From Mi Community - Unable to activate icici i-...
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Can I report phone numbers as spam callers?

Yes, you can report callers as spam. From Google support: You can mark all calls from a number as spam to keep from getting any more and to report the spammer. Open your device's Phone ...
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How to stop SMS spam from mobile operator?

I stopped this sort of spam from Three by forwarding every text I received from them to their own spam reporting number, 37726. You will get an automated reply asking for the number that sent you the ...
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How to prevent unwanted DBG_FMMDM spam from filling up your logcat buffers

Yes, I have seen this before. It is a security feature and it is coming from Samsungs Find My Mobile {FMM}(com.samsung.android.fmm). Samsungs version of Google's Find My Device. It is located at: ...
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How can I report a spam phone number, without blocking it? Stock android

Block and Report Unblock So it is reported but not blocked anymore!
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Prevent SMS from being classified as spam on Android

Android (the OS) doesn't have internal spam detection. Instead, it's a feature incorporated into messaging apps, and the procedure to detect spam and remove it may vary. For example: Google Messages ...
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How to receive call and force that call to ring indefinitely to the caller but not the receiver

What you want is mostly a carrier-specific circumstance, and less of an Android device one. Though, some OEMs support the ability to turn off call forwarding via Call app settings: Device > Apps > ...
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Identify spammy application

I finally found the answer, you have to enable developer mode for it to work. Now I can click multitask button, then long press on the name of the app and it will take me to the application settings. ...
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Can I report phone numbers as NOT spam callers?

Slight change to newer Android: Go to the Phone app Missed or recent calls Tap the call in question Tap the "i" for info Tap the "Report" option Choose "Not Spam" and &...
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Can I report phone numbers as NOT spam callers?

I do not have a "not spam" option either. I added the phone number to my contacts and it removed the Blocked Potential Spam label and let the call come through
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Automatically, seamlessly block Google-suspected spam calls

The phone app newly (as of July 13, 2018) allows a user to block calls from numbers Google suspects to be spam. Under Phone > Settings > Caller ID & spam, toggle on both the Caller ID &...
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Why does Chrome on Android launch tabs or redirect existing tabs to spammy ads (spontaneously, it seems)?

Actually nothing is malicious or exploitable of what you described. The popup without a cancel button is just a javascript alert. When you press OK nothing happends because you pressed OK. You get ...
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App sending spam messages to my contacts

I just ran into this same problem today. It was sent by the Imo app itself. Don't use or install this app! I recommend leaving a bad review on the Play Store and reporting the app on the Play Store. ...
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How to report a contact as spam in Whatsapp?

You can do one of two things: Hold your finger on the Spam-chat, and press the crossed-out speaker button at the top. It does not block it, but it mutes it. Go onto the Spam-chat, tap the menu icon (...
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How to prevent phone operator from opening spam popups?

As it looks it may be a operator service (here in india called flash services/flash messages) you can disable it by contacting with your service operator or can be disabled by sending a message (...
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