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By baldwyn, Senior Member on 25th May 2014, 03:11 AM
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I've been getting stupid pop up ads on my phone for the last week or so. I read that on 4.2+ I can long press on the ad and it'll tell me which app is causing this but it's not working for me. I'm using Dodol launcher; could that be why? I've also tried TrustGo Ad Detector and it doesn't tell me squat. How do I find out exactly which app is causing these ads so I can get rid of it?

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25th May 2014, 02:21 PM |#2  
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Is there anything in the notification window when these ads popup? Do you have a screen shot?

I ask because there seems to be two different kinds of ads: those who have a notification and those who don't. With the first kind, you can just do what you said and kill the app's notifications. If it's the second kind, you will have to uninstall anything that may be causing it until it goes away.

My wife used my old S3 for a while and was plagued by this problem. I had never seen it before, but she had a few shopping apps that I don't use.

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26th May 2014, 06:10 AM |#3  
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There's nothing in the notification bar. The really sucky part is that I downloaded quite a few new apps and now I have to get rid off most of them just to be sure.

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26th May 2014, 04:54 PM |#4  
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Maybe u should post a list of the apps u downloaded, so someone can look into them n find out which one is plagguing ur phone

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