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I have just, in the past couple of days, developed a pretty serious issue with pop-up ads appearing all over the place on my phone. They come in two different ways. 1st is when an ad pops up over the top of another app. This has happened with GO SMS and with the Facebook app for sure. I can't recall what other apps it has happened with, but I don't get the impression that the ad is related to the app I'm in. I've had them pop up on the home screen as well.

Here is an example of a pop-up ad when I opened GO SMS:


I also have it happen where I open my browser (I use Chrome) and it will automatically launch a new tab, then the tab will act as a redirect and send me to the Play Store for another app (basically sending me to the download/install page for an app).

I don't recall installing any apps just before this started happening. I believe that my app list is the same before and after this issue, but I'll keep looking. I have not rooted and am using the Nova Pro launcher, if that helps at all.

How can I figure out what is causing this and, most importantly, how do I make it go away? A factory reset is an option, but I'd like to keep that as a last resort if possible.

Thank you for any and all help.
 
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Try downloading air push detector it may help.
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Air Push Detector said it is not necessary for Android 4.1+. I ran it, though, and told it to scan anyways. It didn't find anything.

It is driving me nuts that I can't nail down where these are coming from.
 
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Try uninstalling gosms. If I remember right. When I tried that crapp it was full of ads

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I can try that. If that is the offender, that'll be a real bummer. Used it for about a year, now, between my S3 and Note 3 and never had an issue. I got pretty comfy with using it as a messaging app, too.

That said, if it is going to cause pop-ups like this, it isn't worth it.
 
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I can try that. If that is the offender, that'll be a real bummer. Used it for about a year, now, between my S3 and Note 3 and never had an issue. I got pretty comfy with using it as a messaging app, too.

That said, if it is going to cause pop-ups like this, it isn't worth it.
You recently change a theme in it or something?

Many of the "free" addons to Go* products are full of this crap.
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You recently change a theme in it or something?

Many of the "free" addons to Go* products are full of this crap.
I had an add on, but it was from a while ago. I can't really think of a thing I changed between it not happening and happening.

I have deleted GO SMS, though, and have not experienced the issue since. Looking like that was the culprit. Now I just need to find an acceptable SMS app.
 
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I had an add on, but it was from a while ago. I can't really think of a thing I changed between it not happening and happening.

I have deleted GO SMS, though, and have not experienced the issue since. Looking like that was the culprit. Now I just need to find an acceptable SMS app.
try 8sms works great and no ads
 
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Is 4.3 not friendly with adbock?

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