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Advice please on :- How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
by Boca
Hi,

have started getting full-screen 30s ads on my Samsung A5.

These MAY have started after downloading what3words; but uninstalling it has made no difference

I hear horror stories about "ad cleaners" so am looking for recommendations of what to do.

Cheers, Tony

Re: HOw to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:17 am
by MrGrimm
i rarely get ads anymore. the only apps i have for this are adblock plus and all-in-one toolbox.

Re: HOw to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:39 am
by Portreve
Boca wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
have started getting full-screen 30s ads on my Samsung A5.
Not that I'm getting any ads on my phone (some games have ads, but nothing outside of that) but how do you get rid of them? I thought you were going to give instructions.

Re: HOw to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:51 am
by catweazel
Boca wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
I hear horror stories about "ad cleaners" so am looking for recommendations of what to do.
Backup your treasured stuff, factory reset, and don't install any software from the app store that contains ads.

Re: HOw to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:17 am
by MrGrimm
catweazel wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:51 am
Boca wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
I hear horror stories about "ad cleaners" so am looking for recommendations of what to do.
Backup your treasured stuff, factory reset, and don't install any software from the app store that contains ads.

not that simple and you know it. not all apps are clear about their ad policies.

Re: HOw to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:30 am
by catweazel
MrGrimm wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:17 am
not that simple and you know it. not all apps are clear about their ad policies.
It is that simple. All it takes is reading the words "contains ads".

Re: HOw to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:34 am
by MrGrimm
catweazel wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:30 am
MrGrimm wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:17 am
not that simple and you know it. not all apps are clear about their ad policies.
It is that simple. All it takes is reading the words "contains ads".
again NO IT"S NOT that simple. again not all apps are that forthcoming. even though the app store supposedly vets everything PLENTY of apps get by them that do contain ads and don't disclose that FACT to google or the enduser.

Re: How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:57 am
by karlchen
This time I have to agree to MrGrimm's point of view explicitly.
Keeping your Android phone or tablet clean is not as simple as only installing clean apps, because e.g. apps may pull in "additional functionality" later on. And again and again apps make their way into the app store although they hold spyware and will display ads, because their developers found ways of getting around the Google app store checks.

Re: How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:13 am
by catweazel
karlchen wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:57 am
This time I have to agree to MrGrimm's point of view explicitly.
Keeping your Android phone or tablet clean is not as simple as only installing clean apps, because e.g. apps may pull in "additional functionality" later on.
I have no adds on my Android 9 phone, and I follow only that simple rule. My wife doesn't follow that rule and her phone is clagged to the point that it needs cleaning every few months, and a repeat lecture :)

Anyway, it's detracting from the OP's question so I'll leave it there.

Cheers.

Re: How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:59 am
by michael louwe
Boca wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
have started getting full-screen 30s ads on my Samsung A5.
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https://forums.androidcentral.com/ambas ... lprit.html - Full screen ads. How to find the culprit.
https://forums.androidcentral.com/htc-o ... p-ads.html

Re: HOw to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:11 am
by Boca
Portreve wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:39 am
Boca wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
have started getting full-screen 30s ads on my Samsung A5.
Not that I'm getting any ads on my phone (some games have ads, but nothing outside of that) but how do you get rid of them? I thought you were going to give instructions.
Sorry, with hindsight, the subject is ambiguous.... I'll edit it.... thanks.

Re: Advice please on :- How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:35 pm
by trapperjohn
Netguard.
Optionally block ads using a hosts file (not available if installed from the Play store)

https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard

Re: Advice please on :- How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:22 pm
by MrGrimm
trapperjohn wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:35 pm
Netguard.
Optionally block ads using a hosts file (not available if installed from the Play store)

https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard
i'd forgotten about this. it's a good option.

Re: Advice please on :- How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:37 pm
by vansloneker
I installed Blokada on my Android phone. Make sure to only install the real version, not from third parties.