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Game app showing ads in game mode on my OnePlus 8t via OnePlus 8T

  1. U1603106242255
    Donut Sep 21, 2021


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  2. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Sep 21, 2021

    Dresa91 , Sep 21, 2021 :
    Deinstall the shady apps you installed... OxygenOS is ad-free
     

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  3. U1603106242255
    Donut Sep 21, 2021


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  4. U1603106242255
    Donut Sep 21, 2021


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  5. U1603106242255
    Donut Sep 21, 2021


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  6. B_Wrath
    Nougat Sep 21, 2021

    B_Wrath , Sep 21, 2021 :
    Check which apps have "draw over other apps" permission. Whichever you don't recognize or doesn't need it, uninstall that app.
     

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  7. McJader
    Marshmallow Sep 21, 2021

    McJader , Sep 21, 2021 :
    What do you get when you see it in recent apps like this?
    Screenshot_20210921-200010.jpg
     

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  8. U1603106242255
    Donut Sep 21, 2021


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  9. U1603106242255
    Donut Sep 21, 2021


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  10. McJader
    Marshmallow Sep 22, 2021

    McJader , Sep 22, 2021 :
    So you get the chrome icon?
    Share a screenshot please.
     

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  11. Liehjan
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Buds Pro Sep 22, 2021

    Liehjan , Sep 22, 2021 :
    The ads aren't coming from an OnePlus app, that's for sure. You need to find the app that pushes them.
     

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  12. McJader
    Marshmallow Sep 22, 2021

    McJader , Sep 22, 2021 :
    I've seen at least 6 threads like these within the past 24hours.
    Have seen them before too, many times, but never seen so many together.
     

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  13. Liehjan
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Buds Pro Sep 22, 2021

    Liehjan , Sep 22, 2021 :
    I've seen a few too... Makes me wonder what they all have in common. Have you seen a screenshot of the ads in any thread?
     

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  14. McJader
    Marshmallow Sep 22, 2021

    McJader , Sep 22, 2021 :
    One of them was an ad for a cashback for a money transfer app, but when clicked, it redirected to the money transfer app to send some amount of money to a random account.
    Another one showed snapchat ads.
    All these threads might have no relation, but I just found it odd.
     

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  15. Praty_28
    KitKat Sep 22, 2021

    Praty_28 , Sep 22, 2021 :
    There's two possibilities

    Either there's some popular app out there on play store which is somehow misusing the draw over other apps permission to display full-screen ads,

    Or these guys are installing cracked/pirated apps from somewhere. Since nobody pays the creators of these mods, they always inject the apk's with adware to get money out of it.
     

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  16. BeardyBiceps
    Jelly Bean Sep 22, 2021

    BeardyBiceps , Sep 22, 2021 :
    Seems like unknowingly you have installed some unwanted apps, which may impact your phone and financial transaction. Be aware and cautious
     

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