1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hey guys/ladies.
    My download manager just started today downloading random files which i have no clue where there coming from cause the files are a bunch of jiberish.
    Its on my new S6 running kernel 3.10.61.
    In the notifications bar it keeps appearing and disappearing at random times its starting to get annoying. At first it was up to around 1000 files now its around 26.
    I do have a screenshot but i dont know how to apply one on here.

    Please any help would be great.
    05-22-2015 10:52 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html. You'll need to register on the forums to post the shots.

    What kinds of files are being downloaded?
    05-22-2015 10:55 AM
  3. 00b3r89's Avatar
    Hey. Like i said its all a bunch of jiberish.

    I have attached the screenshot of what it looks like.
    When you touch it to see if it will open anything it doesnt. If you hold it, it only shows the download manager.

    I have no idea.....

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    Attached Thumbnails My download manager started to randomly download files. WHY?-1180.jpg  
    05-22-2015 11:26 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to the App Manager and select Download Manager. Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. Now see if it happens again.
    05-22-2015 01:37 PM
  5. 00b3r89's Avatar
    I think i found the problem.
    I had downloaded yahtzee with buddies yesterday. I didnt really think that would of been the cause because it had stopped in the arfternoon. But when i reopened it last night it had started again. So i uninstalled it and hasnt come bak yet.... *touch wood*.

    So anyone else out there that finds this problem it could actually be a game or app you have recently downloaded from the play store. (not saying that its the play stores fault).

    Thankyou for your help anyways.
    Kind regards
    00b3r89

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    05-22-2015 07:05 PM
  6. Wasinator's Avatar
    I just had the same thing happen. Is this stuff safe or should I be concerned?

    My download manager started to randomly download files. WHY?-screenshot_2016-04-01-17-43-52.jpg
    04-01-2016 07:04 PM
  7. karlscha's Avatar
    I am getting the same thing. My download manager started to randomly download files. WHY?-downloading_files.jpg
    05-07-2016 01:57 PM
  8. snowbanx's Avatar
    Anyone have an answer for this? My wifes 1+ one started doing this tonight.
    05-23-2016 11:27 PM
  9. karlscha's Avatar
    I have determined that Minions Paradise seems to be causing it for me. Hopefully EA will patch the game. Perhaps other games or apps have some bad code that makes their in app downloads show up in download manager.
    05-24-2016 06:45 AM

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