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what is this

  1. Rivest
    Froyo Apr 22, 2018

    Rivest , Apr 22, 2018 :
    I went to bed last night and woke up to this on my lock screen. I have no idea where it's coming from. I haven't downloaded any apps lately. Suggestions?
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  2. BeingIncog
    Nougat Apr 22, 2018

    BeingIncog , Apr 22, 2018 :
    some of the shady app did this, shareit or some other app!
     

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  3. EcoVB
    Honeycomb Apr 22, 2018

    EcoVB , Apr 22, 2018 :
    A pretty shitty lockscreen ad?
    Have you installed any new apps lately?
     

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  4. Rivest
    Froyo Apr 22, 2018

    Rivest , Apr 22, 2018 :
    That's what I thought but I haven't downloaded one in a while. Have no idea which one.
     

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  5. Nick 59
    Lollipop Apr 22, 2018


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  6. Rivest
    Froyo Apr 22, 2018

    Rivest , Apr 22, 2018 :
    No, not in about a week.
     

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  7. BeingIncog
    Nougat Apr 22, 2018

    BeingIncog , Apr 22, 2018 :
    tap 3 dots on top left!
     

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  8. Rivest
    Froyo Apr 22, 2018

    Rivest , Apr 22, 2018 :
    Yep, that said turn off locker. still have no idea what app it is. I didn't even see those damn dots.
     

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  9. BeingIncog
    Nougat Apr 22, 2018

    BeingIncog , Apr 22, 2018 :
    app lists plz!
     

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  10. F_Daniel_Daniel_GfDT
    Eclair Apr 22, 2018


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  11. Punk_69
    Lollipop Apr 22, 2018

    Punk_69 , Apr 22, 2018 :
    This is either due to Shareit or UC browser or ES file explorer
     

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  12. Nick 59
    Lollipop Apr 22, 2018

    Nick 59 , Apr 22, 2018 :
    Remove Apps carrying Ads on Lock Screen from you device
    Normally you remove Android apps from the Settings menu -> Apps -> (App name)

    Apps identified to have Ads embedded:
    ES File Explorer
    Xender
    Amber Weather Widget
    GO Weather Forecast & Widgets / (in fact most Apps related to GO, stay away from the whole family)
    Kitty Play
    Touchpal
    Z Camera
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    Above copied from:
    https://howtoremove.guide/remove-android-ads-on-lock-screen/
     

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  13. Rivest
    Froyo Apr 22, 2018

    Rivest , Apr 22, 2018 :
    I don't have one installed.
     

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  14. F_Daniel_Daniel_GfDT
    Eclair Apr 22, 2018


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  15. Rivest
    Froyo Apr 22, 2018

    Rivest , Apr 22, 2018 :
    I don't have any of those.
     

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  16. Nick 59
    Lollipop Apr 22, 2018

    Nick 59 , Apr 22, 2018 :
    Rather than us suggesting an app and you telling us you don't have it why don't you tell us what you do have?
    Screenshot of apps list would help. [e]1f609[/e]
     

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  17. F_Daniel_Daniel_GfDT
    Eclair Apr 22, 2018


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  18. Rivest
    Froyo Apr 22, 2018

    Rivest , Apr 22, 2018 :
    word. lol
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  19. Rivest
    Froyo Apr 22, 2018

    Rivest , Apr 22, 2018 :
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  20. Drudo
    Jelly Bean Apr 22, 2018

    Drudo , Apr 22, 2018 :
    When you get those as open recent app and usually the first in list is the one which generates the ad
     

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  21. Nick 59
    Lollipop Apr 22, 2018

    Nick 59 , Apr 22, 2018 :
    Can't see any obvious suspects in your apps so, how do we find the culprit?
    If you're tech savvy there are some great ideas here:
    https://android.stackexchange.com/a/127862/120021
    (Essentially finding the apps with permission to 'draw over other apps'.)
    If that all seems a bit daunting you may have to uninstall/reinstall apps (perhaps in batches to eliminate them more quickly) until you find the culprit.
    Hope this helps.
     

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