We have noticed a lot of users reporting about unwanted advertisements being displayed on their Micromax devices and in the notification panel and the installation of applications without their permission. The first thought that came into our mind was related to a malicious apps and we used to communicate the same to our readers however this is something related to an internal software package which Micromax couple with their devices and not due to an external application that users install on their devices from Google Play store.
See, basically if the ads are popping on your device and apps are automatically being downloaded then we would say that your security is at risk plus your data pack is being misused.
Also, no prior confirmation or approval was taken from you people hence this is not acceptable. Every device comes with an option of Software update which you can check under Settings–>About Phone–> System/Software update. On Google’s own Nexus, Android one devices the stock Google OTA services option is present however manufactures usually replaces it with a third-party OTA service application.
Micromax has incorporated a third-party software update application which is FWUpgrade.apk from Adups which is a Chinese company. This software package is responsible for the intrusion of those advertisements and installation of applications.
Micromax already provides a lot of bloatware (pre-loaded apps) and this automatic download of apps annoy the users.
Below are the solutions for the issue, try following them.
Disable the software update application: Although you can not simply uninstall that package, you can try disabling it if your device allows. To disable the app, go to settings–> Apps—> All Apps—> Find the software update package and tap on disable. For more information, refer to this guide. Also, if any update is rolled for your device just enable the app again.
Most of the manufactures have deactivated the disable option on the devices and if you’re unable to disable the app then you’d have to root your device first and then the app can be removed easily.
If your phone allows you to disable internet for certain application then try disabling the internet for this software update application.
A detailed article with solution can be seen on this XDA page.