Android mobile pop-up ads issue for every 2min.

Murty M
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Android mobile pop-up ads issue for every 2min.
Even when I am in calls or FAceBook or WhatsApp chatting, always irritating these ads.
Please let me know how to stop those ads.
Android Version 9,  Security patch level 1Nov2019.
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It's either malware or an app you decided to use. Use Play Store and sort on date, to check the newest apps you've installed (and maybe remember from when it started). If removing those apps did not resolve the problem, please try to remember if you recently clicked on any links to install apps from OUTSIDE the Play Store (big NO NO). Hopefully this app is exposed in the Settings > Apps window, so you can uninstall it there. If it's not there, you're screwed, and you need to fully reset your phone.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

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Disable or remove applications one at a time until the ads stop.  The last application removed is the one pushing the ads.

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I did the same. Uninstalled all recently installed apps. But still no luck.
Do we have any other option to stop these ads?
Any setting or Pop-up Blocker apps?
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Pop up blocking or any other solution that does NOT involve finding the source, is fruitless and not very smart.
The source HAS to be found.
Try to find out the source app, either by the recent app list, or some other process monitoring.
Uninstall not only recently installed apps, also recently UPDATED apps (sometimes, "trustworthy" apps suddenly change strategy and insert ads later on. Any app, other than the biggest ones like Facebook/Whatsapp etc, might do this. Smaller apps who don't care about reputation might do this.)
Jackie Man IT Manager
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Backuo your data and do a factory reset.

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Thank you. Finally, the issue got resolved.

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If possible, elaborate on the solution. For instance, if suddenly a popular app starts sending spammy ads, most users won't suspect such a reputable app. Naming the app will help others much faster in solving their similar problems.

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