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    Default Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    Hi,
    in my case apps that install themselves is because another (preinstalled) app is installing them.
    So, in order to remove apps that are preinstalled by the manufacturer (or someone else) you have to do the following:
    1.-) root your phone.
    2.-) Install adb and fastboot in your computer.
    3.-) access your phone terminal (like a linux terminal) by using the following command:
    adb shell
    --With this it will appear a new prompt something like "shell@something:/ $"
    there, you must change the user to "root" (like an admin) by typing "su" at the prompt:
    shell@something:/ $ su
    after typing that, the "$" symbol should change to "#" meaning that now you have full privileges over your phone system (be careful).
    Preinstalled apps are located at /system/app/ and also in /system/priv-app
    So if you want to uninstall some of them, you just have to remove them (once again, be careful with that).
    you can list the apps installed with the command "pm list packages -f"

    Hope this can help someone!
  2. #77  

    Thumbs up Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    I have this same problem and have tried many times to remedy the problem, all to no avail. Mostly the apps are games, such as Likin Hero, Ten Drop etc.. I just uninstall them and then go off line until it's absolutely necessary to reconnect, then repeat the procedure. It's a pain and I have worried about viruses, but so far I've been fortunate. Please let me know if anyone ever figures out how to prevent this, or how to report it when it does. Thanks. By the way, I love your "Crow" profile picture.
  3. #78  

    Default Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    Its a malware..

    Know the problem first
    This Malware Can Secretly Auto-Install any Android App to Your Phone

    And here is the solution..

    Install a new rom specific for your device
    http://androidmtk.com/flash-stock-ro...one-flash-tool
    Please be careful with the installation
  4. #79  

    Default Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    i can help you..
    Just Install "ABP." Add Blocker Download it from playstore.


    It is working on my Samsung Galaxy S6.
    VIRUS BLOCKED
    ADD BLOCKED
    TOTALLY WORKING
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    Angry Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    I have the same problem but I fixed by flashing new rom I mean stock rom
    because factory data reset is not enough they are still there if you reset.
    Kingroot is also good if you can root it so that you can uninstall unwanted apps


    I hate it when it attack my phone because they can install and download apps , my phone keeps on restarting when i tried to uninstall something .
  6. #81  

    Default Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    Yes , mine is rooted . Please explain how to get rid of these spamming apps.
  7. #82  

    Default Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    hi every1,
    i am facing same problem.my builtin apps or file show ads.and its aritates me.the file name that show ads are
    1-Smsmessager
    2-Settingprovider
    3-Certificate
    and apps also automatically downloaded....
    please help me.
  8. #83  

    Default Random apps keep installing by themselves

    Quote Originally Posted by hamzara View Post
    hi every1,
    i am facing same problem.my builtin apps or file show ads.and its aritates me.the file name that show ads are
    1-Smsmessager
    2-Settingprovider
    3-Certificate
    and apps also automatically downloaded....
    please help me.
    Welcome.

    If none of the suggestions in this thread is of any help to you, I don't know that we have anything else to offer.
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    Default Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    in my phone when data is switched on or connected to wifi ...some unwanted apps get installed by themselves (including some porn apps)...i hate this and also it consumes my phone storage....now what should i do ..i installed STUBBORN TROJAN KILLER but it says no malware found!...Plz anyone can help me out with this problem?
  10. #85  

    Default Re: Random apps keep installing by themselves

    I have completely same problem. Random apps were installing to my phone, installation from unknown sources were enabling itself, I did factory reset a month ago, but now it´s starting again, Antivurs did not find anything, I´m desperate and don´t know what to do, help !
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