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uliwooly
Posts: 48,476
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Spam notifications on Xperia S?

I've been getting this notifications, they look like a gree plus sign + they are spam that will open the browser

any idea what is triggering it? I don't have any new apps, and it started couple days ago. this last one was about winning a new ipad.

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uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Spam notifications on Xperia S?

This is the ad that it takes me to

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Sam
Posts: 6,549
Registered: ‎2011-04-11

Re: Spam notifications on Xperia S?

That is weird as from past experience this is triggered by a third party application that supports push adverts. It would have to be a third party application you have installed as there is nothing by default in the phone that does this.


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uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Spam notifications on Xperia S?

Do you think it has to do with PS pocket or PS Store those are the last apps I've installed on my Xperia S

I'll keep checking, I even check on running apps but there wasn't anything suspicious

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Sam
Posts: 6,549
Registered: ‎2011-04-11

Re: Spam notifications on Xperia S?

I do not believe it is those two, I know others with them installed who do not get the notifications.


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uliwooly-wooly
Posts: 7,347
Registered: ‎2011-09-08

Re: Spam notifications on Xperia S?

I'll keep checking

Anonymous(anon)
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Re: Spam notifications on Xperia S?

Have you found the culprit? I have the same problem on my Xperia S and I could not identify the source either.:smileysad:

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Spam notifications on Xperia S?

I found Airpush Detector, that seems to be able to detect the culprit. I have detected 2 Themes that I installed, and have just uninstalled. Monitoring whether the Spam Ad Notification will pop up again.

http://androinica.com/2011/06/how-to-disable-ads-in-the-android-notifications-menu/

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uliwooly
Posts: 48,476
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Spam notifications on Xperia S?

I still haven't

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