blocking adds on your android phone

RedViking

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#21
What none of you are realising is that adverts from apps are getting more intrusive, and not dodgy ones from dodgy sites, but direct from the play store.

The only solution I have found is to switch off your internet access unless you are running an app that absolutely requires it to function (and try to get rid of as many of those as you can).

Installing a popup blocker in the browser will not help as they are not browser related adverts, but from the bloody apps you have running in the background, and there is nothing that I have discovered that can block them.
I have NEVER had this issue. If you are talking about in-app adverts, those should NEVER be displayed outside of the app, specially from the Play Store. If you find an app with malware report it to Google.
 

gamer16

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#22
You need to find the app that is generating the popups and get rid of it or disable that feature.
 

RedViking

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#30
This, You can start by disabling or uninstalling apps you have recently installed one at a time till the adverts stop. Then you know which app is the culprit.
And then report it to Google so it can be removed from the Play Store.
 

RedViking

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#32
Still applies, especially when on dodgy sites (and these can be anything from free online casino games to some random facebook page you opened).
Browser, yes. Or when you click a link and install malware yes. Google Play apps. No. That was an issue back in the Android 3 & 4 era.

Which Phone do you have and what Android OS is it running OP?
 

gamer16

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#33
Well after everything is said and done why don't you install mobiwol? It gives you the ability to dictate which apps have access to which internet service be it wifi or mobile network. You can then disable everything you don't want to have access to the net with the choice of blocking being background and or foreground.
 

RedViking

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#34
Another problem is of course phones with preinstalled adware. Xiaomi for example show ads in almost all their system apps, flippen annoying. But you can switch it off in the settings of the individual apps. Once an app has been updated you need to make sure to check the options again to hide ads.
 

RuhanSA079

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#35
Well after everything is said and done why don't you install mobiwol? It gives you the ability to dictate which apps have access to which internet service be it wifi or mobile network. You can then disable everything you don't want to have access to the net with the choice of blocking being background and or foreground.
Needs root?
 

jphegers

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#37
That is good.

Is it possible to take a screenshot of the problem you are experiencing?
While i am using whatsapp or when i am using some other programs a full screen advert either from opera or some add about a musical app.
Would not be so bad if when i click on the X to delete the add it goes away but the problem is in canceling the add it kicks me off the program i am on and i have to re log in and redo everything i was busy with
 

RuhanSA079

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#38
Nope

Its the popular no root firewall, creates a private vpn on your phone in essence.
I was thinking about AFWall+. You're right, both Mobiwol and NoRoot Firewall do not need root. I use NoRoot Firewall, Mobiwol does the same job, essentially.
 

RedViking

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While i am using whatsapp or when i am using some other programs a full screen advert either from opera or some add about a musical app.
Would not be so bad if when i click on the X to delete the add it goes away but the problem is in canceling the add it kicks me off the program i am on and i have to re log in and redo everything i was busy with
Post a screenshot of all the apps installed in your phone.

What Android do you have? What phone do you have?

One of your apps is the problem.

Read this article:
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/android-app-displaying-popup-adverts/
 

RuhanSA079

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#40
While i am using whatsapp or when i am using some other programs a full screen advert either from opera or some add about a musical app.
Would not be so bad if when i click on the X to delete the add it goes away but the problem is in canceling the add it kicks me off the program i am on and i have to re log in and redo everything i was busy with
Can you tell us what Android phone you have?
 
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