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Gonna shoot my phone soon....

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:09 pm

Of late, despite MalwareBytes, I get pop-up ads that interrupt non-web activities, and now they even come on, complete with audio, when the phone is turned OFF....

I was sneaking up on one of my dogs today to see what she was stalking, and all of a sudden loud music blasts on, and an ad for rain-gutters or some such has come on.

If it would have been something important, or perhaps dangerous, I could have been more than just irritated... :evil:

What the heck can you do to stop that stuff if MalwareBytes won't stop it...?


....aside from a bullet through the CPU....
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#2 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:45 am

Wow that's odd! I've never heard of a phone doing anything like that.
Do you have a cleaning app? Might be worth downloading.
Or uninstall each and every app then re install.
When I got a new Samsung I avoided Google as my search engine because of all the ads. Most times the ads were for stuff I already owned! I'm using DuckDuckGo search engine and NO ADS,
I also use cleaner every day.

Did you find out what the dog was after?

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#3 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:19 am

I think the ads are all 'Google' ads, come to think of it...

The dog was just after a rabbit - was hoping a weasel....
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#4 Post by AmBraCol » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:13 am

Make sure your contacts are backed up, along with photos and other things you don't want to loose. Do a factory reset, taking it back to "factory new" as far as the system goes. Carefully restore it program by program, paying attention to which ones use adds to pay for their development and avoiding them as much as possible. I've NO idea what you might have installed that'd be that intrusive, but doing a complete restore is a good idea occasionally, even when the phone's running good. It's a good chance to clean out stuff you no longer use and make SURE that uninstalled programs are completely gone.
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#5 Post by crs » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:09 am

Is it an Android?
If not, no idea.


If so, what model from what manufacturer?
If not Motorola, no idea.
If Motorola ???
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#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 am

Even when the phone is turned OFF!!!???

:o

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#7 Post by Sixgun » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:12 am

Doc,
Why play around?......shoot the damm thing......I shot 2 alarm clocks after I retired....$400 digital camera.....a toaster, microwave and a few tv's back in the day. I like a 12 ga. with # 8 shot. I even shot a lawnmower with a BP cannon.

Probably why I'm the only person in the family with no cell phone, I don't deal well with aggravation.----6
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#8 Post by BlaineG » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:13 am

AmBraCol wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:13 am
Make sure your contacts are backed up, along with photos and other things you don't want to loose. Do a factory reset, taking it back to "factory new" as far as the system goes. Carefully restore it program by program, paying attention to which ones use adds to pay for their development and avoiding them as much as possible. I've NO idea what you might have installed that'd be that intrusive, but doing a complete restore is a good idea occasionally, even when the phone's running good. It's a good chance to clean out stuff you no longer use and make SURE that uninstalled programs are completely gone.
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#9 Post by stretch » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:41 am

shoot the damm thing

Yep - Sixgun has it right! :D

Or, as hatmaker Ken Iddins is reported to have said, "Cell phones are why they
still make hammers."

Just so. I was issued one for work, but 4 or 5 years ago I got rid of mine and
haven't replaced it. I'm not real fond of continued aggravation either. One might
be useful when I'm on the road, but I'm not yet convinced that it's worth the initial
expense and the ongoing monthly fees.

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#10 Post by JimT » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:46 am

"The best sound my cellphone ever made was the KLUNK when it the back wall of the dumpster."
-my friend Kirk commenting on cell phones-

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#11 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:27 pm

Sixgun wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:12 am
Doc,
Why play around?......shoot the damm thing......I shot 2 alarm clocks after I retired....$400 digital camera.....a toaster, microwave and a few tv's back in the day. I like a 12 ga. with # 8 shot. I even shot a lawnmower with a BP cannon.

Probably why I'm the only person in the family with no cell phone, I don't deal well with aggravation.----6
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The home owner slam- you have to shoot every home appliance in a year. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, tv, refrigerator/freezer, water heater,microwave/oven,vcr/DVD player, stereo/cd player/alarm clock, etc. However each must be witnessed and documented!

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#12 Post by Sixgun » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:11 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:27 pm
However each must be witnessed and documented!
Gunny,
How's this for a start with documentation. :D

Death of a lawnmower.

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#13 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:18 pm

Yes Jack I think that qualifies! :D

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#14 Post by M. M. Wright » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:38 pm

I love it 6. :lol: :lol:
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#15 Post by Sixgun » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:25 pm

Funny thing...when I was growing up, I remember my mother telling my father, "there's something wrong with that kid".---6
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Re: Gonna shoot my phone soon....

#16 Post by marlinman93 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Well after my dumb phone fell in the toilet, my wife got me a smart phone. Problem was it was too smart and did things I didn't want or need to do. I had my granddaughter turn off everything except the phone and text messaging. I don't need Google, internet, data, etc., etc., etc.
Last week I was sitting down beside my hotrod welding up headers and I sat on the cell phone and broke the screen. Wife went out and got another too smart phone, and even smarter than the last phone! So now I have to get the granddaughter to turn off all sorts of stuff so I wont get bothered by it too!
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#17 Post by mark » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 pm

Mobile phones are a bit of a mystery at times.

Mine insists I am in "Flight Mode" even when I am sitting in the study.

For a bit of light relief:

I was visiting my granddaughter last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.

"This is the 21st century," she said. We don't waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad."

I can tell you this. That fly never knew what hit him.


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