Question Ad pop ups in very odd places

Jun 3, 2019
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I have an ad ad that pops up randomly full screen when i take my phone out of sleep or press power to wake it up. It either shows a still ad or a video ad and the only way to stop the video ad is to press the app button to switch it off or press x when the ad counts down VERY annoying i did catch a screen grab as there is no way else to describe it. Ran multiple security scans malware bytes and Play Store check and nothing. It shows a megaphone over the "app" when I click on running apps. I have a screen grab but seems like no way to attach it here.

Pic of ad
 
It could be that an app you have installed has ads, which many people install but don't realize how much of a pain they can be. As some don't just show ads within said app.

It could also be that one of the apps on your phone is allowing for other apps to be installed, which then those apps are the ones showing ads.

You are going to need to go into your "Settings" and then "Apps" and go through the list. Is there any app listed you don't recognize? If so, before deleting it, look it up online. If it isn't a system one or a required one (and not one you chose to install) uninstall it. It should allow for uninstalling as usually only ones installed by the manufacturer or carrier/service provider don't allow for uninstalling.

Once you have removed whatever app(s) may have been added that you didn't want, restart (power off and back on) the phone. Should you get ads still, then go back into "Settings" and then "Apps" and locate the apps you installed. Tap each one individually and scroll down. It should show you what permissions were given to it. You can then decide if you want to keep the app or not.

Should none of this resolve it, and you have checked the phone for malware and also for viruses and then found nothing, you may have to then do a "Hard Reset" to resolve this. Just save that for last, as it totally wipes the device.
 
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Thanks yes last thing I want to do is hard reset. I will try your method first. I am on Android Ver 9.x Galaxy Note 8.
 
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