AppBrain Ad Detector

AppBrain Ad Detector

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Free your phone from potential concerns and ads! This app detects all annoyances of apps installed on your phone, such as Push Notifications, Desktop icon spam ads (adware) or privacy concerns (spyware).

- Helps you to get rid of annoying ad notifications (Airpush, Leadbolt) and bookmarks on your desktop.
- Become aware of what apps have permissions to access your messages or accounts and could thus invade your privacy, or can use services which could cost you money, and helps you with their removal.

This app detects over 70 different aspects of apps, including:

- Concerns such as Push Notifications (ads and non-ads, Airpush, Startapp, Leadbolt), putting spam icons on your desktop, and privacy related concerns such as the ability to access your location, contacts, messages or accounts.

- Android Ad Networks; this app tells you which ad networks are embedded in apps, such as Admob, Millennial Media, MobClix, Tapjoy, AdWhirl, Greystripe, InMobi, Airpush, Startapp, Leadbolt, Pontiflex, MobFox, Komli Mobile, MoPub, MdotM, inneractive, Adlantis, Smaato, Daum, AppLift, Mediba, Cauly, YouMi, AdMarvel, madvertise, Sellaring, and more.

- Social SDKs; detect whether apps have SDKs like Facebook, Twitter4j, OpenFeint, HeyZap, ScoreLoop, jTwitter, Papaya, and more.

- Developer Tools; detect libraries like Google Analytics, Flurry Analytics, Google Play in-app billing, Android support library, Google Gson, Google Licensing Service, ViewPager indicator, ACRA, Phonegap, libgdx, Unity, Amazon AWS, Paypal and more.

Detect apps that have push ads.

This is not an ad blocker / adaway / adblock but can still help you make your phone annoying ads free by suggesting which apps to uninstall.

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Recently changed in this version

Version 2.0:
- Scan & Google Play: When clicking ads or links to Google Play you have the choice to get immediate feedback about potential concerns in the app you're viewing. See for more details
- Notification Manager (only for Android 4.3 and up): auto-blocks push ads and allows you to manage which apps' notifications get filtered, while still being able to review the notifications in ad detector
- Various fixes

Comments and ratings for AppBrain Ad Detector
  • (62 stars)

    by Horton Copperpot on 24/06/2014

    While I like the product when it works, there are multiple issues. For the past few months, the pattern has been that whenever the choice for ABAD comes up, the ad review is displayed but PlayStore shows "no connection". But, with the latest update, it is ABAD that crashes. In fact, it crashes on every app install as well, on every attempted review, etc. It only works when started directly, but is

  • (62 stars)

    by Marcus Toussaint on 20/06/2014


  • (62 stars)

    by ARJUNA CHITLORE on 19/06/2014

    Don't install it

  • (62 stars)

    by Vasiu Andrei on 18/06/2014

    Incredibly usefull and very friendly UI

  • (62 stars)

    by sherri morris on 16/06/2014

    Fukd 5380) ppl. Dint like this cuz it dont work

  • (62 stars)

    by Pawan adithya on 15/06/2014

    It's a good app but still it doesn't detect much ads

  • (62 stars)

    by Jignesh Tank on 14/06/2014

    Please give ad blocker for application.....