AppBrain Ad Detector

AppBrain Ad Detector


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.

Recent changes:
Version 2.1
- Better detection of Admob
- More libraries are detected, eg Google Games

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
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1,000,000+
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About AppBrain Ad Detector
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.

Recent changes:
Version 2.1
- Better detection of Admob
- More libraries are detected, eg Google Games

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

User reviews of AppBrain Ad Detector
Mar 9, 2014
Good app
Oct 12, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Very good. It detected apps with push ads that other ads detection apps didn't (tested "Ad Detector", "Ad Network Detector", "Addons Detector"; nice apps but they miss stuff)
May 7, 2013
Used in conjunction with Appbrain, this is brilliant, lets you know before you commit to an app, if you're happy with its level of nosi-nes !!!
Feb 24, 2013
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
"Scan & Google Play" doesn't work "There was a loading error. Please check your internet connection". I *am* connected to the internet, obviously, otherwise I wouldn't be able to post this review.
A Google User
Nov 15, 2014
Multiple issues, currently doesn't work 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 useless since it crashes on any review attempt. Original post 6/24/14. Update 11/15/14 Still crashes.
A Google User
Nov 15, 2014
Useless actually Who actually needs an ad detector? I can see the ad for my self on the screen. That's the problem We need an ad blocker.
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
Ehh So I guess it does what it's suppose to do but not what I wanted it to do. I wanted an app that pushes ads away
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
Hey, you have a virus! We won't remove it or anything. Whats the point of detecting when other apps can detect and block ads/disable trojans?