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    Question What are these keyboard apps?

    Rummaging around in the Manage applications settings, I came across two apps called KeyBoardSlideUpCounter and Keytracer. Both occupy 0 bytes, and neither one has any data or cache. They both have very broad permissions on the phone, and no options to uninstall. I don't like the sound of them, but a brief bit of Googling suggests they may be just part of the phone's system. Anybody know what these are?
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    Default Re: What are these keyboard apps?

    Tracer sounds like it's used for the Swype feature even if not using it... Counter maybe helps relay if you have a tone selected for kb opening and closing...

    Just guesses
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    Default Re: What are these keyboard apps?

    Thanks! I hadn't thought of Swype (which I don't use). Neither of them seems to be actually running on the phone; at any rate, the Force stop buttons are grayed out. The function of the Counter app is pretty clear; I'm just curious who's doing the counting and why! I don't have a tone set for opening/closing the keyboard, and there doesn't seem to be a setting for that. I just wanted to be sure that some nefarious app-slipper hadn't slipped a keylogger onto my phone.

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