a reply to: neomaximus10
Thanks for confirming the troubleshoots.
K. I've been researching.
The market:// protocol is used to open a direct link to an App on Playstore - but it is not automatic. Your link includes a standard mat_id
(MobileAppTracking) ... basically, registering the "click" count on the advert to the publisher and other info like date and time (I understand you
did not physically "click" anything).
is suspected to originate with the Ad networks, but it is often challenging to track the culprit.
Different countries are served different adverts, so it may be impossible for me to recreate your experience on my end.
It is also difficult for Apple or Google to effectively address
Differentiating between legitimate and unrequested redirects is practically impossible, they say. It's not a virus. There is no point doing a factory
Fixes are far from ideal.
The primary solution breaks ATS T&C ... Install an Adblocker (you may need to root your phone) then clear your browser cache. Note that Ad Blockers
will only block what is on their lists, so adverts coming from elsewhere still get through.
Advertising on website
opens Google Play Store. How can I prevent that?
While the problem seems to occur regardless of which browser you use, some people using Chrome are having success with
. Others are using a PC to delete
the Chrome folder from their Android.
Last option is to remove Playstore as default, or install another App that uses the market protocol so that, when the market protocol is triggered,
you are given an option of what app you would like to proceed with - which you can then cancel. Again, not a great solution.
Sorry I couldnt find more to help.