We hate ads, especially ones that require us to manually close it. When the ads become repetitive and keeps on arriving at regular intervals, then its time to find the root cause of the problem. If you have an Android smartphone, then you may have noticed that sometimes ads appear in the Android notification bar. This notification bar is normally very useful but when ads start displaying in this notification bar, it is really very annoying. You will have to manually tap on “Clear” to clear the notification bar from the advertisement, but then you cannot every time keep on tapping on the “Clear” button. Therefore let’s take a look at some solutions which help in removing ads from notification bar on Android.
Remove Notification Bar Ads on Android
The only solution to fix this annoying problem is to remove the app that is displaying and allowing the ads on notification bar. The good news is that you can find out which app is the culprit and then remove (or uninstall) it from your device. If you have installed several apps, then finding the culprit is very hard and that’s where we can use an app that checks/scans other apps that display these annoying ads. Once the app finds out the offending app, you can then remove that app from your phone. Let’s take a look at some applications that can identify the apps that are displaying the ads.
This app should be your first try if you are trying to remove notification bar ads. The AirPush Detector will scan all of your applications for any known type of AirPush ad system, and it can also detects other ad networks such as LeadBolt, Appenda, IAC and Moolah Media.
Install and then launch the app. It will automatically search all of your apps to find the offending app and then displays you a list. Now you can safely delete the app that is displayed in the list from your device and stop those notification bar ads.
This is yet another useful app that comes to the rescue. This is really a very comprehensive app that searches not for just one type of ad system, but it searches for all known ad networks out there. This app can easily find the app that uses AirPush or similar push notifications.
Install Addons Detector and then tap on “Scan”. This will scan your device, and then you need to tap on “Addons” to see a list of all potential addons. Now that you know that these apps are dangerous, you can remove them from your device.
One another feature of this app is the live scanner. This feature scans newly installed and updated apps for selected addon categories and then displays a notification if they are found, but this feature is limited for premium users only.
Lookout Ad Network Detector
In most cases, the above two apps should help you solve the issue. But if not, then you can try out Ad Network Detector. This app provides a method for users to determine which ad networks and applications are the source for ads.
Like other apps, you have to first scan your device by tapping on “Start Scan”. Next, you will be presented with results. Notice the “Display in notification bar” result and tap on. Once you know the name, feel free to remove that app.
Try out these apps and stop seeing those pesky ads on notification bar. There is no need to be disturbed by such ads as you can easily stop them by finding and then removing the app that is triggering such ads.