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 http://www.appbrain.com/info/google-play-scanner 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
  • (66 stars)

    by Sebastien Dejean on 04/04/2014

    This app really is a great idea, it's really the kind of functionality that Android should come with from the start. That being said, there isn't much for an end user to do with this info except for uninstalling the app and not downloading new apps. Ad n

  • (66 stars)

    by Tina Davidian on 03/04/2014

    Found Pooh Colouring app (don't ask) that was pushing ads to notification bar. Thanks.

  • (66 stars)

    by Crystal Peters on 02/04/2014

    I love this app. It saved my phones memory!!

  • (66 stars)

    by Ian McLeod on 02/04/2014

    Free yourself

  • (66 stars)

    by Domenico Ammendolia on 30/03/2014

    Unfortunately it crash always on my samsung mini s4, i have installed also avast antivirus, i dont know if this may generate problems, i have to unistall this app

  • (66 stars)

    by Eyad Alnsr on 29/03/2014

    Doing its job

  • (66 stars)

    by Oreki Houtarou on 28/03/2014

    Thanks, it's worked