Instructions and issues with advertising on the screen and status bar, with SMS extortionists and blockers of all kinds

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Instructions and issues with advertising on the screen and status bar, with SMS extortionists and blockers of all kinds.

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  • Where and what kind of advertising happens.
    It happens that by installing an application, or an update to a device, an annoying advertisement appears in the blind (notification panel). Sometimes it can be seen as a pop-up banner. Sometimes advertising appears on the lock screen. It even happens that the device is completely blocked and you see a message asking you to send an SMS, or pay a bill to unblock it.All this is cheating and do not believe him! Options for such "a divorce for money" lots of. Carefully read the instructions provided in the spoilers below to get rid of malicious files that run on the device advertising banners or otherwise harm you and your device.
  • "Infection"Sewn into the firmware initially.
    Unfortunately, increasingly"malware"There are sewn into the system files of the stock (standard) firmware of the device initially. Antiviruses may often not see them, the user may not notice anything for a long time (weeks or even months), but then advertising banners or other manifestations will appear"contagion".Most often this can be observed in Chinese devices and firmware. If you are just going to buy a new gadget, be sure to visit its profile topic on our forum. It is risky to buy devices that have just appeared, then you become a pioneer and if you yourself have no experience, then there will be no one to tell you about your device. If there is a suspicion that"infection"In the firmware, carefully study the header (first message) of the profile topic on the device firmware, in turn type in the search for the topic requests:"viruses", "banner" , "advertising" . If after that you did not find out the information, ask the question in the topic itself, whether someone from the user had such a thing. Read the recommendations below to find the source. "contagion" and getting rid of it. Read the ready-made instructions of those who solved the problem and shared this solution.
  • Banners in the browser.
    Banners may also occur while browsing the browser. The most unpleasant of them appear in pop-up windows, closing the main browser window. Contain frightening butcompletely lying information that "The device is locked MVD", "There is a virus on your device", or "You need to download an important update" and the like. The pop-up window (browser tab) must be closed using the browser, without clicking on the banner itself. It is recommended after that to clear the browser cache. Below you can find links to useful applications for blocking ads and pop-up banners in browsers, as well as learn how to block ads in other ways (for example, through the hosts file).
  • Advertising in applications and on the Internet.
    Regular advertising in installed applications, or while surfing the Internet is not dangerous. But you can get rid of it by installing the necessary program to block ads. Also, ads can be removed if you buy the full version, or by installing a modified / hacked version of the application without ads, most of these versions can be downloaded from our forum. In the application topic header, they may be indicated, for example, as:"Full", "Pro", "Without advertising", "Premium", "Ad-Free" ... Or you can order to modify the application, removing advertising from it in a special topic: Club Mod APK . Keep in mind that not all applications on our forum are allowed to modify. If the profile of the program says that the version and modification are prohibited, then you can’t ask about it on the forum.
  • Do not believe what is written on the banners.
    Never trust information on pop-up banners, or other manifestation."malicious". Do not send any messages or replenish the account to anyone! All this "divorce for money" and you will not receive any promised code! Do not follow the suggested links!
  • How to quickly stop data transfer.
    If, however, you clicked on the advertising link and the download began, or the sending of your personal data (usually occurs without a request),put the phone inFlight mode which will avoid sending SMS to premium numbers. In the case when all the same SMS sent and withdrawn funds from the account, read the recommendations from the topic: Attention! SMS fraud on Android .
  • Download applications from trusted sources.
    If you downloaded the application / game and advertising banners appeared, or other manifestations"malware",not always to blame the developer. Often,"malicious"can be added to a popular application by an attacker and uploaded to the website from which you downloaded the installation file.You can not download applications and games from unverified sources! The best applications, as well as their light versions without ads, banners, sending your personal data and other things, can be downloaded from our forum.
  • Find the source of the "infection".
    The appearance of advertising banners is not always solved by simply removing any one application. When fightingcomplex "malware"the most basic thing to do is find the source"contagion".Emerging banners, advertising in the curtain, self-installing applications do not arise from nowhere. It is necessary to find the services and files that activate the appearance"contagion".Carefully read the instructions below, they have all the necessary information on how to find the root cause and get rid of it.
First steps
  • We remember how it all began.
    First of all, you need to find out which applications, or files on your device aremaliciousand get rid of them. If the "trouble" began after installing some application, or a game and you remember what was installed last - feel free to delete it.
  • We scan the device with antivirus.
    Install antivirusDr.Web.Perform a full device scan for viruses. Remember that if you do not have Root-rights, the antivirus will not be able to remove malicious files that are registered as system files (they are in the system files). Only Root devices can access the system.
  • If necessary, we get Root-access.
    Most of the tips from this topic imply Root rights on the smartphone. How to get them is written in the theme of your Android - Devices, or you can tryuniversal methods for obtaining Root rights.
  • We are looking for a source"contagion".
    If suspicious files are found on the device; Self-installing applications (which reappear after your removal) need to find a malicious source somewhere in your device (most often in the system folders) and manage the installation and download of all these files.
  • Source Search Application"contagion"and control access to the internet.
    Keep track of applications that access the Internet before the appearance of advertising, or downloading questionable files will help firewall:NoRoot Firewall.A source"contagion",It often loads ads on your device via the Internet. The firewall also blocks access to the Internet to all applications that are trying to get it and shows you those applications that made such a request to the Internet access. Gradually allow access to applications and see in the "event log" of the firewall which applications went online when advertising appeared on your device or some files were downloaded.
  • Remove ads from the notification bar.
    If an advertisement appears in the notification panel, install the application:AirPush DetectorSometimes it helps to find which of the applications send ads to the notification panel. You can try to find out from which application the notification comes by holding your finger on the notification itself in the panel and then clicking on the exclamation mark that appears to the right.
  • The best way is flashing.
    If you don’t want to receive Root on a device, or it is not yet possible for this device - flash the device. Changing the stock (default) firmware to custom (unofficial, modified) is the easiest and most effective way to combat"malware"which were installed in the firmware initially. Also to those for whom independent source search"contagion"complicated and who fears do more harmflashing is recommended.In the firmware thread on your device, find out all the instructions on how to flash the device and how to choose the firmware.
  • We continue to study the instructions.
    Carefully read the topic header, a lot of useful instructions are available in the spoilers below. There is also a list of applications that users find dangerous.
  • Other applications.
    In all the recommendations from this topic it is proposed to use the most famous and well-proven applications, but if for some reason they are not satisfied, you can ask their counterparts in the subject.Help in finding programs for Android OS.
The authors of the instructions are not case of your wrong actions. Before any removal operations; replace; editing system applications is highly recommended Make a backup of the firmware through the recovery.
The device is completely blocked by the banner
Recovering after removing "malware"
Useful applications
Questions about how to use the applications are set in their profile topics at the indicated links. Search for other applications is conducted in the subject:Help in finding programs for Android OS
Dangerous applications
Information about the applications below cannot be 100% correct. It is possible that the developer has already deleted the virus code, or the application with the virus is distributed only on some sites. The list was not created to discredit the developer’s “honest name”, but as a warning to users, be careful with these applications.

Many thanks to all who filled and filled the topic with useful instructions. Special thanks to the distinguishedW.Masterfor the activity and constant assistance to users.

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Post has been edited4Serg13 - 20.01.20, 02:09
Reason for editing: Texet TM-5073

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Advertising pops up on the desktop phone

OS and firmware: Android 4.4.2

Description of the problem:
Friends encountered a problem. Often pops up advertising on the desktop of the phone and this crap is not treated either by antiviruses or by any client or anti-advertising programs. All applications on the phone I download only from the playmarket
The rekalma arises only in the presence of the Internet.
When you try to download an adware application, send it to the play market.
Help who can what ?! :)

There have been actions:
Scan Dr..web, avast, nod, antimaleware.
Removing applications that have been updated or installed over the last week (the problem occurred 3 days ago).

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Post has been editedGridzilla - 18.08.14, 11:18
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Can I have a list of applications?

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Here it is.
The fact is that the advertisement appeared after updating several programs from the playmarket. They deleted, and advertising remained: (
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Post has been editedGridzilla - 18.08.14, 11:17
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Nadymchik @ 08/18/2014, 12:07*
Advertising appeared after updating several programs from the playmarket.

What exactly, do not remember?

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In theory, an application with such an advertisement should have something like SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW in its rights (show messages on top of all windows).
Need to wool list of applications and watch permissions.

Still interesting, what does tap on the "i" icon in the corner of the banner show?
Such advertising is illegal, you can click.

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The topic is wonderful, there will be no more such questions!
If it is so hard to find an application with ads, then any antivirus can help (Dr.Web, for example) AirPush notifications are detected there, and this kind of advertising too!

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Well, I found the same ... I remembered that I updated one widget, which was first croaked downloaded, and updated it from the playmarket just recently.
Killed for several days to reveal a scum: (
Someone can be useful, here is the screen of the widget, called simply a calculator, is on the playmarket. This shnyagu not calculate through antivirus and applications to search for such pop-up notifications.
Guys, thank you all for your assistance :)
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Post has been editedteodim - 08.05.17, 19:16
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Almost the same hr * nb, only I haven’t downloaded anything for 2 weeks (it seems to have unintentionally tabbed an advertisement (although I don’t remember this). After removing the blocking, the site opens: now generally started downloading Mobogenie - I read about this program it turns out to be a “trojan advertisement.” I want to ask advice from experienced users: advise how to clean the phone of this nastiness and is there a normal (paid / free) antivirus that will not miss such nasty things on my device ???

P.S. Now Dr.Web is quietly sleeping (free) ...

Solution in my case:
The solution in my case turned out to be quite simple (at least the standard browser with the left site does not turn on after unlocking the screen): I found the mobogenie folder and deleted it completely!
BUT the question is still in force: is there a normal (paid / free) antivirus that will not miss such nasty things on my device ???

Post has been editedGridzilla - 20.08.14, 18:51
Reason for editing: less emotion

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* Yei

Antivirus has nothing to do with it, especially free, because “intrusive advertising” is simply not a virus, according to the classification of an antivirus.

And search for the desired program, refer to the topic.SEARCH software for Android OS

P.S. May beВ® LBE Security Mastercan?

Post has been editedW.Master - 20.08.14, 18:46

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Antivirus has nothing to do with it, especially free, because “intrusive advertising” is simply not a virus, according to the classification of an antivirus.

And to search for the desired program, refer to the topic SEARCH programs for Android OS

I just wanted more experienced users of android devices to help me, because Itself only recently began to use smart with this OS. And then the topic itself is appropriate.

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And where can I find the mobogenie folder?

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* Hlamur
You can try running ES Search in ES Explorer. But if you have not downloaded such an application, then this folder will not be.

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the same problem as with "YEJ" after you unlock the screen, an advertisement appears, the same site opens. No mobogenie folder. where to dig further? The problem is not solved. Who has any suggestions on this?

Post has been editedarchangel-87 - 22.08.14, 07:30

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* archangel-87,
Does the standard browser open? Did not try to view your downloads and delete data from the browser?

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At first it opened in the standard one, until it was turned off, it began to open through the chrome. cleaned everything you can, cache, etc.

Posted 08/22/2014, 20:25:

Put opera, now through it opens.

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I have the same thing on the phone PRESTIGE 5451 also began to open the browser and open to me the site after unlocking "how to quit", noticed that the browser is opened only when the phone is connected to mobile internet or vayfay, it is that the Internet is included and nothing climbs and does not open, but then again at some point begin otkrvatsya browser after unlocking, the feeling that he otkrvaetsya when he wants to help someone solve this problem, the truth bothered to close the browser.

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* archangel-87,
* kapitonov_95,
Cardinal method: we reset to factory settings and do not install anything. We only access the Internet through a mobile operator. In this mode, advertising is shown?

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archangel-87 @ 08.22.2014, 15:26*
the same problem as with "YEJ" after you unlock the screen, an advertisement appears, the same site opens. No mobogenie folder. where to dig further? The problem is not solved. Who has any suggestions on this?

On the tablet, too, the same problem and throws on the same site After unlocking the screen. Opens with a standard browser.
Help friends) I checked the running processes using the "ES Task Manager", did not notice anything suspicious. Apparently the process ends after the link is activated ... you have to catch it somehow.

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* Gridzilla
So how not to install anything? why then phone, that would not install anything and go only from the mobile Internet ??? Climbs only when on the Internet from the mobile Internet or wai fay.
I put the antivirus program myself, and began to observe that when the Internet was turned on, the browser did not seem to open after unlocking, it seems to me that everything was done by a virus that picked up with some application, I will look further, if everything works well, then this is the case if not, then try your method.

Posted on 08/25/2014 01:02:

* Vadensis,
Try to install antivirus software on a tablet from Kaspersky and check the system, I did just that, I did not find any viruses, but I also do not watch the opening browser.

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Kapitonov_95 @ 08.25.2014, 09:02*
Try to install antivirus software on a tablet from Kaspersky and check the system, I did just that, I did not find any viruses, but I also do not watch the opening browser.

Thanks, I will try. Unsubscribe.

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