Download AppBrain Ad Detector apk 2.1 free for Android smartphone

17 Sep
AppBrain Ad Detector

Posted by AppTornado in Tools | Sept. 17, 2014 | 72 Comments

Apk file size: 1.7 MB

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 and apps with privacy concerns. It identifies the adware and spyware and allows you to then remove it.

- Helps you to get rid of annoying ad notifications 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 (both ads and non-ads), 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, ChartBoost, TapJoy and many smaller ones. Indicates which ones may have push ads.

- Social SDKs; detect whether apps have SDKs like Facebook, VKontakte, Twitter, and more.

- Developer Tools; detect libraries like Google Analytics, Flurry Analytics, Google Play in-app billing, Android support library, ACRA, Phonegap, and many more.

Whats new

    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 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

AppTornado part of our Tools and have average installs from 1000000 to 5000000. Last Update Sept. 17, 2014. Google play rating is 73.6963. Current verison is 2.1. Actual size 1.7 MB.

Download appbrain-ad-detector.apk 1.7 MB


A Google User

spots potential privacy issues with practice, I can usually predict what it will warn about when reviewing the perms an app demands. Superb. Plus, it provides some comfort in the face of the recently weakened app permission system.

Denorris Banks

Doesn't tell me anything i dont know It doesn't do anything. Just tells you info on apps that you could easily get without an app.

A Google User

Very good This app is more than just an ad-network protector. It also works as a privacy advisor. However, Avast! Mobile Security will add these features in the future, so I may not use it for long. For the time being though, this is a must have.

kitty bradford

Useless It showed I had no ad pushing apps, guess all those ads I see popping up are my imagination.


Good app This app not only gives warnings about permissions, but allows you to check permissions for any app at any time.

Jake M.

Little good at a huge cost. An app that consumes 20% of your device resources and slows it down into crashes is not a well-designed app by any measure.


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

Homer Slated

"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.

James Nicholson

Brilliant! Low scores are from idiotic users. I discovered and removed the offending app in about 30 seconds.

Quinton Boachie-Mensah

Doesn't work for chrome But it works for all the other apps. Seriously???

Les Tisnic

Great Used this on multiple phones only uninstaller I need gs4

Marilou Cervantes

This app has no sense! It dosent do anything it just tell if the app had ads

prem kumar

Waste it don't block any adds just inform us

James Walker

Useless Useless you can use aeroplane mode because ads need internet to load

Dyna Glide

Didnt detect vervewireless Didnt detect verve wireless location based advertising. It's in Associated Press application and many other news media application

Ky Hikari

Not reliable This app is giving different results on the same apps on different devices

Paul O

Incompatible with Android L 5.0.1 Current:Uninstalling this app after discovering the app was using as much as 200mb of RAM. Please update the app for 5.x. Previous: Would have applied a 5 star, as this app has assisted me in recovering refunds associated with so-called 'pay for ad-free' claims. Please contact me to sort this out.

Frank Pousson

Flat out sucks Does nothing but tells me stuff I already know and takes up much needed space on my device

Alvin The

Useful I use galaxy s5, and i never see a single random ads in my phone right now, very recommended

S Haq

Great App Detected the app & had an option the remove it :)

Santiago Uribe Guiza

Great App!!! download Now! I love it!! It helped me identify a psuh notification with ads app and I gave a 1 star reviewStartAppkou and download its is awesome!! BTW the app was called mp3 downloader idrisyou and the companies that give push ads are AirPush, Appenda,LeadBolt, Moolah Media, and StartApp

Nitin Dhodiyapatel

Its very useful Pls try dis

Bobby Blood

Shows you what downloaded apps have access to Not what I was looking for, but very informative. For example certain ringtone and game apps have access to my contacts and can sell the numbers to telemarketers etc. Eye opening. App deleting spree coming in 3....2....1....

A Google User

Informative, Let's me know who's doing what and then I can control the spying. Plus security wants money for same info!

EdwaᴚĐ Σℓℛῗς

It works, but.... It detects Avast! As the highest threat/security concern. And even not counting apps i installed, the Alarm app that comes default with Android 4.4.2 KitKat is in the same threat/concern level as Avast!

David Sullivan

It really works I did what it was made for

Kumori Ookami

Thank you Found the application that has been frustrating me for over a month by randomly opening the play store and chrome browser with spam.

Javed Chauhdary

How can we block add? In this app nothng found how to block?

Rosu Catalin

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.

Hannah Sollars

Started crashing Crashes constantly now on this device

Orchid Grass

...but it use the admob library itself? At least that's what the Trust Go and Lookout Labs scanners claim since a week or two.

A Google User

Just what I needed Works a treat.

Пользователь Google

5 Best app ever. But needs black ICS-like theme and russian localization)

Пользователь Google

Should have app2sd Support 4 both program itself and databases

lunar lunatik

Only shows what programs may have access to your database and that sort things, but doesn't remove the ads...

naveed khurshid

How to check credentials of this app This app is not showing its own credentials....

Bren Plays

Saved my phone from adware! Thank you so much for this wonderful app! I was having popup ads on my home screen and could not figure out why but with the help of this app, I discovered that a scam app had somehow installed itself on my phone, advertised itself as the "system" app, and kept itself hidden from view on the phone. I would have never be able to see it and uninstall it without this app. Wish I could give 10 stars!

Ericka Ni Mhathuna

Awesome. This app doesn't deserve 5 stars. It deserves 100. This app has helped me get annoying pop ups off my screen. I usually always have complaints for apps. But not this one. This app was spot on. Well done guys. Keep up the good work:)

Tayo Irawo

Did what the name suggested After weeks of annoying pop up ads taking over full screen I downloaded the app, it lists all concerns and shows all the apps with ad network. This app tells you the ad network e.g adcolony associated with every app, I was able to recognise all the specific ones that been shown in the pop ups and I deleted the app and problem solved. This app is about giving information , you have to delete the apps yourself


Doesn't work I use to get ad popups and I tried this app to prevent them..but its same like all other app...never works.# uninstall

Christopher Bell

Works great at detecting privacy concerns. Helped me find my advertisement source causing major data use! Watch out for adchoices ads over cellular network they will load up your device with ads. And eat up valuable data. Great job, keep up with stealth detection.

Shashank Parte

Waste!! This app is not working correctly my many apps ads are coming without warnings developers please improve this app ....Thank you

Dipesh Verma

Amazing app. It does it all Clear representation of ad pushing apps, Ease to remove them. All problems sorted at one place. Thts all. Cool guys. Great job. I love it

Subir Ghosh

Only detection no blocking I think this app only detects ad but can't block them. Then what's the point of using it!

abhinav mohan

Good This app is helped me to show pop up add on my screen nice app I love it . Need more style. Thanks for the app

Anthony C

Time for an Update! Getting the, "Unfortunately App Brain Ad Detector has stopped" error messages on a regular basis.

Max Romanoff

What's the point... I already know I have ads on my phone...what's the point of this app then? It doesn't even do anything

Pagan Elise Hare

Not That Useful Didn't find it helpful! Already knew everything it told me!

Manoli T

Thank you!! Since installed about 2 months ago, never had any problems with ads popping up :D

Cloud Strife

So Far So Good Since installing this gotta say im impressed lets me know whats going on and the real time has been working too good work keep it up !!

Robert Whalen

Worked great Ever since I started playing jurrasic world on my phone I've had a ton of adds pop up. I couldn't figure out where they were coming from so I downloaded this app and lo and behold there were three apps labeled settings and I deleted them and now no adds. If your suffering from constant add pop ups then get this app. Five stars

Hannah Sollars

Started crashing Was crashing constantly on this device but now works after a uninstall and reinstall

Gra Piken

This used to work This has stopped working for some reason.

Ian Skywalker

Thank you All i can give is gratitude to the developer. I can get rid of useless apps that HAS millions of pop up ads.. Thanks..

seper t

Removes some pop-ups *removes a lot of pop-ups from the home page. *however, I have experienced more banner ads after installing which is not as big of a concern as pop-up adware. *pop-ups still exist for me, bit mostly within aps like snapchat, whatsapp, facebook. I would really like to know if I could eliminate those ads as well. *overall a good effective app, but does not eliminate all.

Wei Yang

Removed adware immediately I was having trouble with advertisements and adware sneaking themselves in with software updates. This app located them and after that uninstall was swift. Thanks!

Nassim Koubeissi

Very nice and working ? It helped me know every installed application status as security and ads supported now and which to unistall apps that draining my phone's battery . For critics go use paper and pencil instead of a smart phone giving bad reviews not showing gratitude to developers work .

carter gilpin

Awesome app I finally found an app that worked and found the app that kept making ads pop up on my phone non stop thank you guys so much i couldn't locate it on my own it was hidden thank you guys so much for this app XD

Michael Dooley

Doesn't work as adcertised Does not show as any ads are being pushed when multiple ads pop up.

Anthony C

Time for an Update! Getting the, "Unfortunately App Brain Ad Detector has stopped" error messages on a regular basis. Must not be supported anymore...

Sabelo Sifiso

It doesn't work How do I block ads on applications?

Asraful Haque

I loved it ! I will give 1 million star .I was bored for unnecessary ad popup .I uninstalled many ad app by it .Many many thanks !

Nate Holland

Thanks. Works really well with targeting apps that have ads, but apparently, this app has ads as well.

LuQ 350

Best app ever This whole time my tablet home screen were full with pop up ads until i install this app everything changed. Turns out to be that Avg antivirus were the one giving me pop up ads on my home screen. THIS app is a live saver.

euri pides

First app One MUST install on clean phone But even on the other, old phone of mine it does a wonderful job and spares us some tremendous head aches from those parasites called ad-pushing pseudo programmers... making money on our backs, and then they call it free... tstststss A BIG THANK YOU

Navi Johal

Can always count on it The only app I know that does what it does, and it does so amazingly well. As soon as I install it, it tells me, exactly what's been causing pop-ups, and let's me uninstall it, even if the app has hidden itself from my app drawer. It does even more than I was expecting it to. It even lists all your apps with access to your location, contacts, or accounts. Couldn't ask for more.

Mark Haury

What's the point? Don't see the helpfulness of an app that shows you "concerns" and then doesn't have the capability to do anything about them. Just increases the frustration.

Stephen RR

Spying - Phones Home I don't know why this app is calling the Internet 2-3 times per minute. I stopped it with a firewall, but now I am installing. No more AppBrain Anything for me.

Viral Youngistaan

TOTALLY BULL SHIT, DONT INSTALL I am using samsung galaxy tab 2. This app failed to block ads even the worse part is this app is showing its own popup ads on my tab. Uninstalling withing 5min of download.

James Crump

Has no use Installed this in hopes that it would help me find the app thats giving me fullscreen ads when I unlock screen. It just told me which of my apps had ads, which I already knew.

Charitha Samarasinghe

Simple and Grand Just What i was looking for to block very disturbing Adds.

John Michael Banaag

Worked great! Removed some pop ups. Thank you for this app.

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