BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-14-2009, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
yybenedb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.162
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Please Login to Remove!

Wirelessly posted

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)


Are you as unimpressed with the chutzpah of this developer as I am?
Offline  
Old 12-16-2009, 08:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicago - Atlanta - Houston
Model: 9700
PIN: 30EC5097
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 421
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Is the name of the program ADware or Expose or something else? It is not entirely clear from your post.

This is why I am often hesitant to download and add anything to my phone. Every application wants to have full permissions to access every single bit of the phone when that type of access should not be needed. My main phone has nothing but Telenav and Google Maps.
Offline  
Old 12-16-2009, 08:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App6+
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,036
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 777 Times in 737 Posts
Default

What did you download to cause this? Delete it and see if that gets rid of the ads.

You might have to wipe it clean and do an OS reload to fix it.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 12-16-2009, 08:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
rambo47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: Fruit
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,057
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 307 Times in 292 Posts
Default

You downloaded something called "ADware" onto your device, and now you're surprised that you're getting ads? Hmmmm.....
Offline  
Old 12-16-2009, 09:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
yybenedb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.162
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted

éxpose and Adware were my title. As I wrote in my posting (which seems to have been edited!)the name of the program was was BerryQuery. It was a program that automatically installed with MessageForward by S4BB. When I deleted that program the annoying menu items disappeared.
Offline  
Old 12-16-2009, 09:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
yybenedb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.162
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 8
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted

Quote:
Originally Posted by yybenedb
éxpose and Adware were my title. As I wrote in my posting (which seems to have been edited!)the name of the program was was BerryQuery. It was a program that automatically installed with MessageForward by S4BB. When I deleted that program the annoying menu items disappeared.
Here is approximately how the second to last ¶ in my original posting should have read:

"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."

Last edited by yybenedb : 12-16-2009 at 09:22 AM.
Offline  
Old 12-16-2009, 09:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
takeshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston
Model: 8310
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 7,741
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yybenedb View Post
I am surprised that nobody has mentioned this:
There's only one search hit for MessageForward on this site. Doesn't seem too surprising if no one's using the app.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Vespa VBB VBA VLB Chrome Switch Cover 6 / 12 Volt - High Quality
$4.49
Vespa VBB VBA VLB Chrome Switch Cover 6 / 12 Volt - High Quality pictureUniversal DC 12V 30A 360W Switching Power Supply Driver For LED Strip Light
$23.19
Universal DC 12V 30A 360W Switching Power Supply Driver For LED Strip Light picture20PCS Led Dot Light 12V Car Auto Boat Round Rocker ON/OFF Toggle SPST Switch
$5.69
20PCS Led Dot Light 12V Car Auto Boat Round Rocker ON/OFF Toggle SPST Switch pictureSwitch 37502-00 For Dewalt DW610 DW612 Black & Decker Routers 37502 N13
$15.95
Switch 37502-00 For Dewalt DW610  DW612 Black & Decker Routers 37502 N13 pictureBrand New Royal Enfield Ignition Lock Switch With 2 Key Bullet Best Quality.
$16.99
Brand New Royal Enfield Ignition Lock Switch With 2 Key Bullet Best Quality. picture






Copyright © 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.