While I’m trying to identify the culprit causing spam ads in my notification bar, I now have a new problem. Since I couldn’t easily identify the app causing the trouble, I started with uninstalling an app for Chess.com. Now, whenever I go into the android marketplace and click on “My Apps” I get an option for “Force Close” or “Send Report” with the message:
Sorry! The application Market (process com.android.vending) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.