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Old 03-09-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Adware?

I keep getting messages on my Moto Photon in the drop down menu that is ads for naughty things, about free iphones and ipads I won etc...

How do I figure out which app I have that has done this?

Is there an antivirus app that anyone recommends for removing adware?

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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there is lookout ad detector or something like that...try that
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:58 AM   #4
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I had an MP3 downloader app that caused those ads to appear in the notification area. Very annoying.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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Airpush Detector
Oddly enough it comes up with one other option, "Addons Detector" and the intro for Airpush says that, unless you prefer open source apps, the former is a better product.

I installed it and it finds things but doesn't automatically delete or block them. I have to go in, one by one, and delete them. I would really like to enjoy some apps for their anticipated purpose, but block their hidden adware abilities.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Still getting Adware messages!

I have deleted what I thought were sources for Adware (apps I didn't load, anything by Google Syncronicity, MSNBC) and I am still getting those unsolicited drop down messages. I get a green "+" symbol followed by a message such as "You have (3) Hot Wallpapers!" or "You won an iPhone 4gs!"

I loaded an adware detection program, and it finds stuff, but nothing runs like an anitvirus program and just deletes stuff or blocks connections.

How do I make this stop?
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http://phandroid.com/2012/03/11/whic...-the-question/

looks like avast the is the best
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Those type of apps aren't worth keeping imo.
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Those type of apps aren't worth keeping imo.
i thought too until i downloaded a program that kept throwing ads on my phone
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I have deleted what I thought were sources for Adware (apps I didn't load, anything by Google Syncronicity, MSNBC) and I am still getting those unsolicited drop down messages. I get a green "+" symbol followed by a message such as "You have (3) Hot Wallpapers!" or "You won an iPhone 4gs!"

I loaded an adware detection program, and it finds stuff, but nothing runs like an anitvirus program and just deletes stuff or blocks connections.

How do I make this stop?
Please help this man, I get those same green plus bars telling me about so app called easy battery saver. I also have msnbc installed or was installed.
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i thought too until i downloaded a program that kept throwing ads on my phone
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Sorry guys, I'm good. Downloaded Avast and it took care of the problem (there were a couple of active wallpapers that came down with adware attached). My only question is, how much battery power am I burning keeping avast running, because it doesn't shut off. But, my battery monitor doesn't show it as part of the percentage of battery usage, so I guess I'm OK.

Thanks to all, especially for recommending AVAST. I used it years ago on my DELL because all the viruses, adware, and spyware were punching holes through Norton and McAffee, so I know what good they can do.
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