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Exposé: A Program that Placed ads (!) in all of my Menus: ADware!

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This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  yybenedb 6 years, 11 months ago.

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    yybenedb
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    I am surprised that nobody has mentioned this:

    Recently, I discovered that my menus started displaying new items each time I reset my device. I mean every one of my menus had "Download Games" smack in the middle of my menu list. (If I clicked on it a browser would open up and try to sell me games). After a reset it switched to "Blackberry News", a battery pull and "Download Ebooks" showed up in the middle of every menu of every program from my native Browser to third party programs.

    I tried restricting permissions and/or deleting every new application I have installed lately. I did this systematically and patiently. (It took a while since I recently started using OS5 and had been experimenting all sorts of applications to replace ones that would only work on 4.6)

    At last I discovered the culprit! I had installed a legitimate program distributed by S4BB. With it had installed automatically something called BerryQuery which seemed useless but harmless. I thought to leave it until I could figure out iif there is any benefit to it…… Now I discovered that it was the program placing the ads in my menu. Upon deleting it they are gone.

    Are you as unimpressed with the chutzpah of this developer as I am?

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    Ronen Halevy
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    Was this from a S4BB app? They are notorious for doing that!

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    yybenedb
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    Yes! You guessed it. I had pasted the original post from somewhere else where the second to last ¶ had been deleted. I have reinserted it now.

    So, if people know about this, why were there no postings on the subject until now!?

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    Ronen Halevy
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    We mention it whenever S4BB releases a free app…

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    yybenedb
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    Quote:
    We mention it whenever S4BB releases a free app…

    Before playing detective I searched and could not find any postings a bout it. I hope this discussion here and elsewhere will make it easy for people to find in the future…..

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