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Topic # 147094 8-Jun-2014 22:21
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Recently I have started to see ads turning up in my notification area, how do I determine the application which is sending them so I can remove it and send the author a strongly worded narrative about it ? 


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  Reply # 1061547 8-Jun-2014 22:27
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It can be difficult to tell, which is one of the annoying things about android. When this happned to me, I downloaded an app which scanned the phone and found it offending app. Can't remember what it was called, but it was one of the top rated  security ones. Had a green and black icon.



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  Reply # 1061554 8-Jun-2014 22:43
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mattwnz: It can be difficult to tell, which is one of the annoying things about android. When this happned to me, I downloaded an app which scanned the phone and found it offending app. Can't remember what it was called, but it was one of the top rated  security ones. Had a green and black icon.


 

If your device is running Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" or higher, you don't need this app anymore! You can just press and hold on notifications and your device will tell you who is generating them.

 


Just found this in an app advertising to perform the function for earlier versions of Android. Airwar was the app responsible. 


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  Reply # 1061556 8-Jun-2014 22:47
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mattwnz: It can be difficult to tell, which is one of the annoying things about android. When this happned to me, I downloaded an app which scanned the phone and found it offending app. Can't remember what it was called, but it was one of the top rated  security ones. Had a green and black icon.


If your device is running Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" or higher, you don't need this app anymore! You can just press and hold on notifications and your device will tell you who is generating them.
Just found this in an app advertising to perform the function for earlier versions of Android. Airwar was the app responsible. 



Yes, I recall I had the problem prior to Jelly bean, haven't had the problem since.

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  Reply # 1061614 9-Jun-2014 08:21
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Started a thread a couple of years ago ( pre android 4) on the same problem. An app called "airpush detector" quickly identified the offending app.

Here is a link to the original thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=97&TopicId=87322




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