New pop up adds for chrome?

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  1. ngt

    ngt Senior Member

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    Hey, just in the last couple of days, while browsing, these ads are popping up with a 5 second count down timer and i can't get them to stop.

    Tried turning off ads, air push and deleting apps, etc etc..

    Can someone please help me make this stop?

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    did you turn off popups in the settings of your chrome?
     
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    It's kind of strange, I have seen posts like this on several different Forums today. And no real answer as to the cause or fix.

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    the bad thing is, it could be just about anything, even from apps thats been installed for years but was recently updated. I think in the end the only thing to do is to get rid of that version of chrome and try one of the other versions that is available in the play store. or even go with another browser.
     
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    In the past I have seen this not related to Chrome, but related to an app that is using Chrome to serve it's pop ups.

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    I guess this could be worth a try:. Go into Settings > Apps > find Chrome and select Clear Data. That will probably revert the app back to the original version that shipped on the phone, or uninstall it. Then reboot and reapply app updates for Chrome from the Play Store

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    I erased an app that came up under air push, updated chrome, turned off ad preferences, and it happens less. Maybe 1 per half an hour of browsing. Still very annoying.
     
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    you can also try turning on data saver in your browser and see if it helps.
     
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    So, yesterday an ad popped up while the browser was off and i was just using maps...? Really frustrating
     
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    I guess the only thing left is to reset the phone.
     
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    When this happened, the last thing that happened in my v phone was a Google play update. Maybe I'll start there
     
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    Do you have apps set to auto update? If so, could have been an app update. Before a Factory Reset (which isn't a bad idea in this case) what about uninstalling every app ever downloaded from the Play Store? Then see how it goes and take it from there. I did that once on my wife's phone before a FDR. And as I was re-installing apps I found the problem and never used that app again. It was less time consuming than a full reset. Just something to think about.

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