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22nd October 2011, 10:38 AM   |  #1  
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I turned on my tablet tonight to find a pop-up from the market to let me know about a new app available - Mobo Task Killer Pro.
I've never seen this except when I'm being advised there is an update to an existing app I've got installed... Not one I don't.
Anyone seen this happen before?
Whilst the app looks decent, and I've read that task killers are a waste of time especially on honeycomb?

https://market.android.com/details?i...bo.task.killer
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22nd October 2011, 01:59 PM   |  #2  
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Got one on my phone this morning. Looking into turning this off.

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22nd October 2011, 02:54 PM   |  #3  
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You guys probably install an app that has the Air Push service. it pushed ads to your status bar.
Get Air push detector, it will tell you which app is the culprit
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22nd October 2011, 03:59 PM   |  #4  
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I saw the ad just now in dolphin. I think out may be that.still looking though.

Edit: have gtabsimiclock installed, maybe that?

Edit 2: got the airpush detector, nothing found.
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22nd October 2011, 04:20 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by phlunkie

I saw the ad just now in dolphin. I think out may be that.still looking though.

Edit: have gtabsimiclock installed, maybe that?

Edit 2: got the airpush detector, nothing found.
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i don't think its dolphin. only help i have is that i had an app called "wheelz" or something with a monster truck and it had the same air push notifications. hope that helps.

edit: that new app called "magiclocker main" has air push as well. btw, any app i come across that has them i reply to dev expressing my negative opinion of air push and uninstall the app. with enough of us doing the same we may see less of it.
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You guys probably install an app that has the Air Push service. it pushed ads to your status bar.
Get Air push detector, it will tell you which app is the culprit

Thanks! Installed and found the culprit - free MP3 download app. Thing is, I like the app, and so I guess will put up with the occasional pop-up ad since it's not otherwise effecting the tablet.
It makes sense that as Android matures we will see more and more of this - afterall , Google is an advertising company that geniously used it's revenue to build software products! The fact that when you consider say the windows mobile store and the android store, there's a stark difference between the number of 'free' apps - the Reason? Advertising Revenue!
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I do not have any of those apps installed. I did have notifications on in the market. Maybe that, for me.
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I do not have any of those apps installed. I did have notifications on in the market. Maybe that, for me.
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That notification only let you know of update available for installed app.
If you're getting ads something is pushing it there. I would just see what you install recently and try to single it out that way
23rd October 2011, 09:57 PM   |  #9  
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Same here, on my Android Phone HTC Desire ...

I recently updated some Apps from the Market (including Adobe Reader, Angry Birds Seasons, Boat Browser, DroidWall, Layar, QuickPic), and 2 hours ago, a received my first "Advertisement Notification" :
"New app released, Mobo task killer pro"

I downloaded AirPush Detector: no application found, so the spammer application doesn't use the AirPush API.

We need to figure out which application is causing this ...
23rd October 2011, 10:31 PM   |  #10  
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I got the same suspicious notification ad for Mobo Task Killer on my HTC G2 (running CM7) earlier today. It's the first thing like this I've seen, so I started looking for the source and ended up here. I don't have any of the apps mentioned by anyone above except for Adobe Reader and Angry Birds Seasons, but I highly doubt those are at fault. Got the AirPush Detector and it found nothing. I'd really like to know where this originated from.

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