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Android phone with weird notifications?


On my Galaxy S2X I noticed that a weird notification has been popping up. The icon is an Android with a box in the middle of him, and the notification is some weird chinese lettering. Clicking on it asks you to download a thing called Frozen Bubbles, with a picture of a cartoon cat as the app icon. The permissions allow this application to see my location Network communicationg, personal information and storage and it is obviously a virus, but I can't remove it from my notifications because it appears as Ongoing. What do I do?

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I won't be much help but a lot of apps request those types of permissions "location, personal info, etc" so that shouldn't base your decision as to whether or not it's a virus
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sounds like the notification is linked to something else you've installed on the phone. Have you downloaded any apps from sources other than the play store? If so, I'd start by uninstalling some of them and see if the notification goes away.
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Some apps even some downloaded from the play store send ads to your phone through the notification area. Download the anti virus app COMODO and run the app. There is a feature that will check for apps that are spamming ads to your phone. Ones it finds the app that's the culprit delete that app. - KID ANDROID, ( Team.Android.Canada)
Some apps even some downloaded from the play store send ads to your phone through the notificatio...Thanks, I found it
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Some apps even some downloaded from the play store send ads to your phone through the notificatio...NP
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Rooting a device has endless possibilities like this one... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ramdroid.appquarantine&feature=nav_other#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDYsImNvbS5yYW1kcm9pZC5hcHBxdWFyYW50aW5lIl0.
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Rooting a device has endless possibilities like this one... https://play.google.com/store/apps...What? Even a non rooted device is susceptible to this. Some apps are ads in disguise. A stock device is no less susceptible. If you download a rom from a reputable source, you shouldn't have issues. Protecting yourself by downloading from xda or Cyanogenmod or reading reviews of apps (which will always tell you when an app is a scam) is always the way to go. We really shouldn't scare people away from experimenting with and exploring their devices.
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Rooting a device has endless possibilities like this one... https://play.google.com/store/apps...I completely agree with Chad Reading app reviews before downloading said app/game is indeed the best way to prevent downloading any apps/games with issues. A secondary is having an app that will search for viruses & push type ads.
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Rooting a device has endless possibilities like this one... https://play.google.com/store/apps...Yeah try explaining 'hot young s)75s are waiting for you' in your notification bar. To your wife. Not fun
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Rooting a device has endless possibilities like this one... https://play.google.com/store/apps...Lmfao that's awesome. Didn't realize that porn app had push ads eh lol At least it didn't say something like hot buff studs wanting you in your area lol then she'd really be worried & confused
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Rooting a device has endless possibilities like this one... https://play.google.com/store/apps...What? No one is scaring anyone away, lol, in fact completely the opposite. I've often encouraged others to root their devices as this opens up a wealth of possibilities to solve issues such as this, compared to that of an unrooted device. Reading the entire app overview and understanding app permissions is crucial. If an app has just been developed, naturally it’s not going to have high ratings or get rave reviews. On the other hand, it could very well mean that the app might be scamware. There are still other instances where people have no idea how to install apps, cannot read the android platform compatibility column or the developer’s notes that specify what devices are compatible with the app, instead, they fire off poor reviews or submit inaccurate ratings. Take the time to thoroughly read the app overview, user reviews and app permissions prior to making your decision. http://androidforums.com/android-applications/36936-android-permissions-explained-security-tips-avoiding-malware.html
Hi Joong Ho, What is the name of the app that caused the Frozen Bubble notification to appear on your mobile? I have downloaded Comodo as advised by Paul J. Deschamps but I would like to confirm the application I am uninstalling is not the wrong one, just in case. Thanks.
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Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the play store.

Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...It wasn't that, It isn't in the play store. The cat was pink and striped, and was holding some kind of bubble, if installed it is just a picture of the actual Frozen Bubbles game (the one you showed above, except all pink with a cat and writing that says,Yea Frozen Bubble baby, with an angry face emoticon. It was just a picture not an actual functioning game
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Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...Ah gotcha.
Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...The weird thing was it was just a picture, but required a package installer because it was a .apk file
Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...Yes when you click on the notification it shows a cartoon striped cat and even after you click on Install in the hopes to remove it, it either does not work or still appears on the notification bar. After having a good few hours of this notification not showing yesterday after installing Comodo, it just showed up again this morning. Kid Android / Joong Ho, can you please advise? How did you (Joong Ho) remove it using Comodo? Thanks!
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Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...Follow the pictures at the bottom and it will bring you to a point that when it shows which apps are pushing ads to your phone, it will give you the option to un install those apps right from Comodo.
Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...Thanks, did so as advised but it says no push ads found. I'm not sure what app was installed previously that led to this so I'm hoping you can advise me further and Joong Ho can let me know which was the app he managed to remove using Comodo, thanks!
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Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...Are you getting push ads still sent to the top notificationbar iof your phone?
Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...Apparently nothing serious, just this one that's stuck there at the top
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Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...One that won't go away? Can you take a screen shot of your home screen & post it here?
Is this the app that cause the issues? It's the closest to a cat on the Icon I can find in the p...Hi, I've attached the screen shots of the application notification and the application prompting option to install as requested. I took a few days because the application did not appear for a few days but it's just reappeared on my phone again. Thanks!
Thanks for your reply, I believe it could be as I was downloading a puzzle bubble app like that. The actual notification however, does not belong to this app, so I think it may have been riding on the actual app I was downloading and have since uninstalled, or it could have been the actual one itself called Frozen Bubble (am not very sure as it sounds familiar but I must have uninstalled it shortly after). I was actually trying to resolve the issue over the past week or two, searching online until I came across this post today, describing the exact same app notification I was trying so hard to get rid of because swiping it and closing off all notifications did not work, even having the notification re-appear after restarting the phone (it will not appear initially). After downloading Comodo it does help, though I did not actually uninstall any application although two apps suspected were highlighted. I have since added one of those to the safe list as I am familiar with it (unless there were changes made to it since the last time I'd used it on an Android phone) and left the other unchanged (which is why I posted my above question on the name of the app that could be causing this, knowing it is probably another application that may have already been uninstalled that is still causing this notification to appear). Apparently Airpush apps did not work, I'd tried two types, and this is by far the most helpful.
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