Is it similar to this? http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1725811
So lately within the past few weeks i have been noticing on my evo android that i am getting like 10+ notifications on my screen DAILY… Its all SPAM cause of what it says… The 1st time i got a SPAM notification i accidentally hit it and it opened up my browser and took me to their site and would not let off.. I tried to change to a different page but it would re-route me back to them, i tried to add another page and the 2nd page took me to their site again.. I was able to go to the home screen but if i hit the browser app, it would still be there…
I was only able to get away from it by powering the phone down and back up again.. It seems like some sort of virus that i picked up. Malware maybe..??
Anyone else having this problem..??
This is what is on my phone….. and when i click on it, it opens up my browser and locks me into their web site and i cannot change it, if i open up another web page, it will go to their site again… The only way to get rid of it is to power the phone down and back up again…
Actually i think that this notification was generated by an app/apps.. And this is due to a tool called 'airpush' that is employed by a number of those Apps. So You can download an app called AirPush Detector , run it, and it tells you exactly which app is causing the notifications.
It's free, which is even better.
other-ways, If you did a factory reset, that would have removed any viruses that were on your phone.
Hope this helps
Download this airpush detector. It will tell you which app is doing this. Some developers have integrated it, and when your phone updates it's apps, it may now be there.
Use the detector and find the app. Go to market, uninstall it and then rate it a 1, list the reason as malware, and make a comment about it. That will send the message that this has no place in android.
If that detector doesn't work, post back.
ANyways, i un-installed it and gave it a bad review… So now we will have to see if these notifications pop up. Now i hear of virus' on android cell phones… This is ridiculous… As if its not bad enough to get a virus on your PC, now you can get in on your android phone…. WTF…??
It's a handheld computer and houses most of your personal data. Why wouldn't someone write a virus for it?
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It was not problematic until it updated itself. Fast food finder, until very recently, did not have airpush installed in it. When it recently updated itself through the market, the developer of it put it in to generate revenue.
This is not a virus, it is a very annoying ad revenue generation mechanism. I will not ever use apps that use airpush. In my opinion this is malware. At least the detector makes it easy enough to spot.