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  1. tblevinsmcp

    tblevinsmcp New Member

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    Recently I've noticed that when I launch some applications that there is a window that takes up space at the bottom right hand corner of my application. It has a gray background, takes up half the display across the bottom, and has a blue box with a lower case "g". It always displays links to websites. I want to believe this is something to do with google but I've installed no such applications nor requested this service to my knowledge. It's become quite annoying as it's taking up screen real estate. Does anyone know if this is from google and does anyone know how to remove it?


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    Most free apps are no coming with ads...

    There is an ad blocker but it eludes me at the moment.
     
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    Just an ad it sounds like, I dont use any ad killers so dont know about them, I remember reading some about them here, Im sure someone will be able to help you better..

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    If they are free apps ads will generally display.
     
  5. tblevinsmcp

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    I recently installed the Skyfire browser, which was free. Could installing this cause these ads to pop up in other applications though? For example, in my program Calorie Counter, this bar will show up and suggest food websites. The fact that it takes up screen real estate is what is getting to me. I used to have the full screen and now it's crowded with this ad.
     
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    it's just ads go to the market and download an ad blocker.
     
  7. tblevinsmcp

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    LoL, a free ad blocker that would replace these with their own ads? Now wouldn't that be ironic? When you do the factory reset do you lose all the content on the phone or just the applications because it's bothering me to the point where I think I will just wipe my apps and start over. If the factory reset will wipe everything I think I'm going to start uninstalling applications until I find the one that is responsible.
     
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    I think you may be confused about the ads. There is no way that one application can place ads in another application on your phone. A good portion of the free applications on the market come with ads so that the developer can get some money for his time. If you don't like the ads look for a paid version of the application.

    Another option is an ad blocker. I'm not sure how the non-rooted ones work, and I doubt they do. But, the rooted ones block any internet traffic to an ad placement URL. That way the ad does not show up. Depending on how the app is coded, it may or may not display a black (or white) bar where the ad used to be.
     
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    I don't think you're understanding. Free apps will sometimes have ads in them. It is up to the developer whether their apps have ads or not. What, you thought free apps were really free? If the free app has a paid option then get the paid version as they generally do not have ads.

    Basically ads are offered as free with ads or paid without ads. Some of the free apps have a paid version in order for you to remove ads in the app.

    Ah...I see Skaggz beat me to the punch...lol
     
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