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Brand new Galaxy Note 10.1 with annoying pop-ups and adds

by KHM3dia / July 16, 2013 5:33 AM PDT

I just got my brand new samsung galaxy note 10.1 and ive installed a few apps here and there and more or less every time i play a game i get these annoying app pop ups and even ads while im on the main screen with free download here and there etc. Is there a way to block these away?

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Sadly you've installed some apps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 5:38 AM PDT

Many of the free apps are AD-SUPPORTED so I'm guessing you meant AD rather that "add". The way to block them is just like we heard before, long ago -> "The only winning move is not to play."

Android is very open to such annoyances and if you have an app that annoys you, uninstall it.
Bob

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by KHM3dia / July 16, 2013 7:34 AM PDT

how do i find which apps are causing this?

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Look at what's installed
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 9:13 AM PDT
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Then look at the reviews as well as the app's description and keep an eye out for "ad-supported." Reviews often slam apps that show too many ads.
Bob

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