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Author Topic: Google's Adchoices causing me grief  (Read 475 times)

broadstairs

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Google's Adchoices causing me grief
« on: February 24, 2019, 05:03:47 PM »

On my Android tablet I have in the past few days started seeing ads popping up when I am not in any app and they are from Adchoices. Has anyone else seen this issue? It can stop what you are doing if for example you are on internet banking. I have been unable to find a way to determine how these are appearing and cannot (yet) find any hidden apps which might cause it. I could understand it happening when using an app but as I said these can pop up either when the tablet is apparently idle or over an app which I know does not contain any ads. I'm trying to avoid a hard reset and reload but am fast running out of ideas. Googling does not help as it assumes you are talking about Adchoices as a developer. I have not added any new apps in the past few days but obviously some have been updated. Strange thing is I have an identical set of apps on my Android phone but it is not having the same issue, tablet is running V8.1 and phone V7.

Anyone else seeing this or have any ideas why I am?

Stuart
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Re: Google's Adchoices causing me grief
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 06:59:46 PM »

My diminishing sphere of knowledge regarding tablets extends only to iOS.   I am not sure such a phenomenon is possible in iOS but if it were to happen, I’d be looking for an unwelcome App running in background.   I’d imagine Android Apps may also have a ‘background’ mode?
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Re: Google's Adchoices causing me grief
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 10:15:10 AM »

Bit the bullet and did a factory reset as it does not seem possible to find out easily which app was causing the ads. So far all good with no ads.

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