Addons Detector

Addons Detector


Addons Detector detects addons used by your installed applications. It has all the tools to find push notification ads and icon ads.

If you are looking for the app that uses AirPush or other push notifications, you can easily find the app and uninstall.

Besides push notifications, using this app is a great way to see what advertising agencies apps use, and what tools they have integrated.

Does the normal scan not detect the spam ads? Enable the notification monitor and you can easily see which program puts a notification in your notification area.

Another cool feature that we added is the live scanner. This scanner scans newly installed and updated apps for selected addon categories and displays a notification if they are found. This feature is reserved for users that have donated.

If you are getting shortcut spam on your homescreen, we've added a new icon ad monitor that should detect that too.

**To support us you can now easily donate through inapp billing.**

** Beta testers: If you want to beta test new functionality join our Google+ beta test group: http://goo.gl/P1TkpR and follow the instructions to receive beta updates through Google Play. **

The current list of addons we detect: (note: addon definitions are updated from the server, so there may be more than on this list. Check the help function to see all the addons we can detect)

#Push Notifications#
AirPush, Airpush Hidden (Suspected), Appenda, Beluga Boost, Custom PushAds (Appbucks), Custom PushAds (Bobgame), Custom PushAds (Feelingtouch), Custom PushAds (Letang), Custom PushAds (Nulldroid), LeadBolt, Moolah Media, Senddroid, TapIt

#Advertising#
AdFonic, Adinch, AdKnowledge, Adlantis, AdMaker, Admarvel, AdMob, Admoda, AdSense, Aduru, AdWhirl, AirAd, Amobee, Appbrain, Burstly, BuzzCity, Cauly, Chartboost, Daum, Domob, Everbadge, GreyStripe, Huntmads, InMobi, Inneractive, JumpTap, Komli, Madhouse, Madvertise, MDotM, Medialets, Mediba, Millenial, MobClix, MobFox, MOcean, MoPub, Nexage, OneRiot, Papaya Offers, Pontiflex, Quattro, RevMob, Sellaring, Smaato, StartApp, Tapjoy, Vdopia, VSERV, Youmi, Zest

#Analytics#
Apsalar, Claritics, Flurry, Google Analytics, InApp, Localytics, Medialets, MixPanel

#Developer Tools#
aChartEngine, ACRA, ActiveAndroid, AndEngine, Android NDK, Angle, Basic4Android, BugSense, Corona, Crittercism, Dropbox, Facebook, FMOD, Fortumo, Getjar, Immersion Motiv, jMonkeyEngine, libgdx, Marmalade, MonoDroid, NullWire, OpenStreetMap, PayPal, PhoneGap, PowerVR Shell, RoboGuice, RobotMedia Android Billing, Ruboto, Titanium, Twitter4j, Unity3d, Urban Airship, Xtify, Zong

#Gaming#
Beintoo, HeyZap, OpenFeint, Papaya Social, ScoreLoop, ScoreNinja, Skiller, Swarm

#Icon Ads#
Airpush Icon, LeadBolt Icon, SendDroid Icon, StartApp Icon

#Licensing#
Amazon Licensing, Google Licensing Service, SlideMe SlideLock

*** Known issues ***
Samsung Galaxy 3 keeps talking to me when on my home screens saying folder is open or similar.
This seems to be an ICS/Samsung bug. It happens for some people and also with other apps that use the accessibility service such as Tasker, Light Flow and others.

Try to fix it:
Samsung S3: - Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Talkback "ON" - Select "Settings" from the bottom of the page - Uncheck all Talkback options - Switch Talkback "Off" again - Go back to Settings -> Application manager -> All - Disable Google TTS (text to speech) - Disable Samsung TTS (text to speech)

More issue details here: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=23105

DISCLAIMER:
We can't guarantee that our results are 100% correct. Sometimes addons, like pushnotifications, are integrated in larger sdk's, and the developer doesn't need to use them, although we detect them. We strive to be conservative about marking apps as suspected, but errors can occur.

Recent changes:
-Added full Japanese translation
-Added partial Greek translation
-Updated several other translations
-Update NDK detection algorithm
-Prepared app for other stores like Amazon
-Fix widget crash
-Fix donation dialog crash
-Minor bugfixes
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About Addons Detector
Addons Detector detects addons used by your installed applications. It has all the tools to find push notification ads and icon ads.

If you are looking for the app that uses AirPush or other push notifications, you can easily find the app and uninstall.

Besides push notifications, using this app is a great way to see what advertising agencies apps use, and what tools they have integrated.

Does the normal scan not detect the spam ads? Enable the notification monitor and you can easily see which program puts a notification in your notification area.

Another cool feature that we added is the live scanner. This scanner scans newly installed and updated apps for selected addon categories and displays a notification if they are found. This feature is reserved for users that have donated.

If you are getting shortcut spam on your homescreen, we've added a new icon ad monitor that should detect that too.

**To support us you can now easily donate through inapp billing.**

** Beta testers: If you want to beta test new functionality join our Google+ beta test group: http://goo.gl/P1TkpR and follow the instructions to receive beta updates through Google Play. **

The current list of addons we detect: (note: addon definitions are updated from the server, so there may be more than on this list. Check the help function to see all the addons we can detect)

#Push Notifications#
AirPush, Airpush Hidden (Suspected), Appenda, Beluga Boost, Custom PushAds (Appbucks), Custom PushAds (Bobgame), Custom PushAds (Feelingtouch), Custom PushAds (Letang), Custom PushAds (Nulldroid), LeadBolt, Moolah Media, Senddroid, TapIt

#Advertising#
AdFonic, Adinch, AdKnowledge, Adlantis, AdMaker, Admarvel, AdMob, Admoda, AdSense, Aduru, AdWhirl, AirAd, Amobee, Appbrain, Burstly, BuzzCity, Cauly, Chartboost, Daum, Domob, Everbadge, GreyStripe, Huntmads, InMobi, Inneractive, JumpTap, Komli, Madhouse, Madvertise, MDotM, Medialets, Mediba, Millenial, MobClix, MobFox, MOcean, MoPub, Nexage, OneRiot, Papaya Offers, Pontiflex, Quattro, RevMob, Sellaring, Smaato, StartApp, Tapjoy, Vdopia, VSERV, Youmi, Zest

#Analytics#
Apsalar, Claritics, Flurry, Google Analytics, InApp, Localytics, Medialets, MixPanel

#Developer Tools#
aChartEngine, ACRA, ActiveAndroid, AndEngine, Android NDK, Angle, Basic4Android, BugSense, Corona, Crittercism, Dropbox, Facebook, FMOD, Fortumo, Getjar, Immersion Motiv, jMonkeyEngine, libgdx, Marmalade, MonoDroid, NullWire, OpenStreetMap, PayPal, PhoneGap, PowerVR Shell, RoboGuice, RobotMedia Android Billing, Ruboto, Titanium, Twitter4j, Unity3d, Urban Airship, Xtify, Zong

#Gaming#
Beintoo, HeyZap, OpenFeint, Papaya Social, ScoreLoop, ScoreNinja, Skiller, Swarm

#Icon Ads#
Airpush Icon, LeadBolt Icon, SendDroid Icon, StartApp Icon

#Licensing#
Amazon Licensing, Google Licensing Service, SlideMe SlideLock

*** Known issues ***
Samsung Galaxy 3 keeps talking to me when on my home screens saying folder is open or similar.
This seems to be an ICS/Samsung bug. It happens for some people and also with other apps that use the accessibility service such as Tasker, Light Flow and others.

Try to fix it:
Samsung S3: - Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Talkback "ON" - Select "Settings" from the bottom of the page - Uncheck all Talkback options - Switch Talkback "Off" again - Go back to Settings -> Application manager -> All - Disable Google TTS (text to speech) - Disable Samsung TTS (text to speech)

More issue details here: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=23105

DISCLAIMER:
We can't guarantee that our results are 100% correct. Sometimes addons, like pushnotifications, are integrated in larger sdk's, and the developer doesn't need to use them, although we detect them. We strive to be conservative about marking apps as suspected, but errors can occur.

Recent changes:
-Added full Japanese translation
-Added partial Greek translation
-Updated several other translations
-Update NDK detection algorithm
-Prepared app for other stores like Amazon
-Fix widget crash
-Fix donation dialog crash
-Minor bugfixes

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User reviews of Addons Detector
personally I like the old UI better. this will suffice though as its still a great app for finding out what addons apps have.
Mar 13, 2012
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Mar 12, 2012
Simply the best app for the task. I have found plenty of airpush ridden apps hiding in my system and removed them. All thanks to this tool.
Jan 7, 2012
Interesting I guess, even though not sure how to interpret them or what to do with them.
Dec 5, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sep 10, 2014
Fgs Yet another one that don't work!
A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Reliable App It does the job fine.
A Google User
Sep 2, 2014
Its an awesome app!!! Gets rid of ads
A Google User
Aug 30, 2014
Tracks Down Push Notifications Are you wondering what app is making all those ads show up in your notifications? Run this app, filter for 'Push Notifications' and it will show you the culprit! Now you can uninstall the guilty app to stop those very annoying push notifications.
A Google User
Aug 26, 2014
Gud