Is My Airtel app pushing popup banner ads to promote Airtel TV on your Android Smartphone?

Sushubh

Administrator
#1
This has happened a few times in the recent weeks. Happens randomly. Popup comes out of nowhere. Always for an Airtel app. Managed to capture it for the first time. Screenshots below.

I can only imagine that My Airtel app is doing it. Anyone else has received this kind of ad on their phones?

 

pothi

Member
Regulars
#6
I got it once yesterday too. Was terrified upon seeing it. Checked all permission. There doesn't seem to be a way to disable it.
 


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pothi

Member
Regulars
#7
I didn't click the unsubscribe link, though.

I already have subscription for Airtel TV premium that comes bundled in with the broadband plan.
 

Sushubh

Administrator
#10
This is the first time I have seen an app capable of pushing such apps when it has not run for weeks. App doesn't have overlay over other apps permission. If airtel has found a way to inject apps in such an invisible way using my airtel app... Others would too.

I mean the only way to accurately connect the dots would be to check system logs to see the origin of that ad.