Ads being (spam) sent to phone

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  1. markmicallef

    markmicallef Member

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    I started receiving a green star in my notification bar every day, I am unable to clear it so I have to click on it to remove it. Todays took me to a url: http://offers.160tracker.com

    It's not coming in by text or email.

    is it safe to unsubscribe? (you have to enter your phone number)
     
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    It's most likely because of an app you have installed. I had that happen with a cut the rope guide I had installed. Removed and reported the app and haven't seen it since. Notification bar spam is unacceptable!

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    thanks for your reply

    Installed and ran Airpush detector: No installed Airpush apps detected!
     
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    Yikes, so much for my good idea of the day. You could try to unsubscribe, but I am always very wary as that always seems to end up in more spam (emails in my experience).
     
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    Over clock widget app

    Delete the app OverClockWiget.... it comes attached to that app
     
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    I have the same issue, but don't have that app. How or what do we do to remove this thing?
     
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    Have you tried the air push app???

    DROID RAZR MAXXAMIZED!!!
     
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    If airpush doesn't stop it then one by one,delete any apps you downloaded just before the problem started. For each app you uninstall, if the problem persists, then you will know it wasn't that app that caused it and you can reinstall that app. Once you discover that you are no longer getting the notification spam you will know what app was the culprit and don't reinstall it. Let everyone know which app it was so we all know to avoid it.

    I wouldn't unsubscribe because you will most likely end up with even bigger nightmares.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR Maxx using Droid Forums
     
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    I did unsubscribe and then ran the anti spam app. So far, so good.
     
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    I had the same problem, and followed the above link to Play store and on that found a sort of a recommendation by the developer for "Addons Detector" app. Looked that up and installed it and it found the push creep right away. (It was an app that I'd picked up called "M Scan" to look for signal interference, and it had updated just a day or two ago.)

    160Tracker is SOL. Yes!
     
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