I have started getting little circle ads

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. mclld macrumors 68000

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    I have been getting these little circle ads that pop up and stick on the home screen or whatever app I am in. I didn't think to get a screen shot but I will next time it pops up, I am using Chrome. I haven't installed any different apps than I normally use
     
  2. v0lume4 macrumors 68000

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  3. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A ZTE, here are some screen shots, one of them is what happens when I click one of the ads
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  4. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    It may be caused by a free app that you installed. It's not unheard of for free apps to do this kind of thing on Android phones.

    You can try and delete any free apps that you recently installed one by one till the ads go away or use an adblocker such as Adguard Pro.
     
  5. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    Once you click on the ad, and then go into multitask view, what is the ad labeled as? It may tell you the app. You can uninstall, or just disable notifications/permissions.

    You only really see this with the worst of apps. I have seen it once since Android was first released. It was a a crappy app.
     
  6. v0lume4 macrumors 68000

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    OP -- I second this. ^

    How long has this been going on?

    Did you recently install a new launcher?
     

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