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:
-Make livescanner activity sort results on installdate instead of app name
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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:
-Make livescanner activity sort results on installdate instead of app name

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
Thursday 1:50 PM
Okay Ok
A Google User
4 days ago
Use the permissions explore and found 2 apps that had an ad service linked to them. Removed the apps and have not had any more ads. It might not out right tell you if an app is bad but it really makes it easy to find. Nice app job well done. Sorry to the people that cant try a little and think everything is just a one button push and done thing. Just remember it's the one button push without taking the time to read that has you looking at apps like this.
A Google User
6 days ago
Works well, but requires Internet connection It detected lots of ad plugins in my apps (maybe all that there were to be detected), but it requires an Internet connection the 1st time it runs to download definitions (it should come with a default pack). A bigger problem is that it tries to download a new pack every time it runs, slowing down start-up time (it's bad when there is no connection, but even worse when there is a bad one, because it waits and waits...) There is no setting to disable auto-update of definitions pack (or to import/export it).
A Google User
Jan 25, 2015
Looks promising Trying out
A Google User
Jan 11, 2015
Didn't do anything Although plagued with pop-up ads this app didn't help at all