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Annoying ads

(Topic created on: 27-05-2018 12:51 AM)
Dandydobbin
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I've recently been abroad (Crete) and while there, I suddenly started getting loads of ads popping up in the middle of browsing or using apps. Since coming Back, it's continued and is getting really annoying. I've downloaded antivirus apps and ad blockers but it is still happening and scans all show no threats. HELP PLEASE! 

PS. My phone is a Samsung S8

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BandOfBrothers
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Did you download any apps or click links when you were there.

 

Sometimes adds are within apps etc so no amount of scans won't pick them up. 

 

If not then if this was my situation I'd look at backing up and factory resetting. 

 

 




Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G SM-N9860_256Gb SnapDragon 865+

Samsung One Ui 3.1/ Android 11.

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Dandydobbin
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Hi, thanks for replying. I can't remember if I clicked on any links, I didn't download any apps as far as I can remember. 

What's the best way to back up if I go for a factory reset? 

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BandOfBrothers
Superuser II
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You can back up to your Samsung Account. 

 

Also gmail for Contacts. 

 

There's Google Drive. 

 

I also use Dropbox. 




Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G SM-N9860_256Gb SnapDragon 865+

Samsung One Ui 3.1/ Android 11.

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Em1972
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@Dandydobbin wrote:

I've recently been abroad (Crete) and while there, I suddenly started getting loads of ads popping up in the middle of browsing or using apps. Since coming Back, it's continued and is getting really annoying. I've downloaded antivirus apps and ad blockers but it is still happening and scans all show no threats. HELP PLEASE! 

PS. My phone is a Samsung S8


I have also asked for help with this on my Galaxy J3 2017 Edition. It' only recently started and the pip up completely randomly, sometimes, when I am in the middle of typing which is very annoying! 😠

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