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    These few days I feel very weird. I have a couple of Android phones, and two Android tablets.
    Start from last week. I noticed that some Apps automatically installed on my phones and tablets.

    I thought my gmail account might be used by someone else(I helped a friend to set up a phone
    before, I may have used my gmail account to try it out). So, I changed all my gmail account
    password yesterday. My Android devices are quiet one day(without Apps get installed automatically).
    Today the misteory happened again. An game called Dragon is misteory installed on my devices
    again.

    Any idea about the problem ? Is my Google account hacked ? or what ?
    Last edited by PlayForever8; 12-29-2013 at 01:49 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayForever8 View Post
    These few days I feel very weird. I have a couple of Android phones, and two Android tablets.
    Start from last week. I noticed that some Apps automatically installed on my phones and tablets.

    I thought my gmail account might be used by someone else(I helped a friend to set up a phone
    before, I may have used my gmail account to try it out). So, I changed all my gmail account
    password yesterday. My Android devices are quiet one day(without Apps get installed automatically).
    Today the misteory happened again. An game called Dragon is misteory installed on my devices
    again.

    Any idea for the problem ?
    No matter if someone has your account details or not, apps don't get downloaded and installed automatically on your phone. I'm thinking it might be ads from an app you downloaded.

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    Those apps downloaded and installed automatically on my Android devices are the real Apps(games).
    They don't look like Ads. Now I am going through all Apps that I downloaded to see which App is
    doing this.
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    Have you ever downloaded those apps before? If so maybe ur google account might be trying to restore them ...if not the. I'm guessing you have a rogue app that's installing games

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    Factory reset to be safe. Carefully watch the apps you install and read reviews to in the Play Store to see if anyone is having similar issues. Also, a quick search of the apps should yield results indicating other people with the same issue occurring. If so, consider staying away from whatever may be causing the app to automatically install.

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