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    In an attempt to reduce battery consumption, i installed an app called Startup Auditor. It's an unrooted V.

    It's showing a couple apps that I can't disable on startup.

    Service Programu -
    package name - com.lge.SprintHiddenmenu
    /system/app/SprintHiddenMenu

    SIM Toolkit -
    package name - com.android.sdk
    /system/app/Stk.apk


    Does anyone know what these are exactly? What they do, and if you have them as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzzoooma View Post
    In an attempt to reduce battery consumption, i installed an app called Startup Auditor. It's an unrooted V.

    It's showing a couple apps that I can't disable on startup.

    Service Programu -
    package name - com.lge.SprintHiddenmenu
    /system/app/SprintHiddenMenu

    SIM Toolkit -
    package name - com.android.sdk
    /system/app/Stk.apk


    Does anyone know what these are exactly? What they do, and if you have them as well?
    SIM Tool kit:

    Sim Toolkit Application (STK) | Android Open Source
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    Quote Originally Posted by idbl_fanatic View Post
    Thanks, it's the other one that sounds flaky. Not sure if it's being used in the VM service?
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    Pretty sure the other one is that menu that pops up when you type in ##VIRGIN#.
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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if anyone has figured out what this "Service Programu" process / app / is? The icon looks like some Asian Anime thing and "Programu" is apparently Czech (for "program").

    If you check out its permissions, it looks like it's able to do everything. Seems very suspicious to me. I called Virgin Mobile and they could not confirm that it is theirs or LG's.

    I formatted the SD card and did a hard reset on the phone and it's still there, if you inspect the phone with a startup editor app. It appears under the system processes. It doesn't seem to be legit to me, yet I can't remove it. At the same time, it could be legit, but if so, LG or Virgin Mobile shouldn't be putting such vague things on their phones. Am I just being paranoid?

    Furthermore, I am pretty annoyed that I can't remove Twidroyd, Poynt, SCVNGR, etc.!
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    It's a whole mess of hidden menus and settings really, more than just the ##VIRGIN# stuff. Some work, some say they aren't supported, and others need your programming code to change.

    Using Lancherpro, you can add these as shortcuts to all the different activities that they are, if you're as curious as I was.
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    Service Programu 2.2.1, with the description "Sprint Hidden Menu."
    Is it me, or does the icon look like Yuna from Final Fantasy X?
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    Mine does not even have that sounds like spyware or you downloaded child porn and the FBI installed a tracking app on your phone.
    I would throw it away or duct tape it to a stray dog to throw them off track.and move to Thailand.
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    Sprint hidden menu is for roaming. Sure, we don't roam but I would hesitate to uninstall/disable it because you might mess up your connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Jesus View Post
    Mine does not even have that sounds like spyware or you downloaded child porn and the FBI installed a tracking app on your phone.
    I would throw it away or duct tape it to a stray dog to throw them off track.and move to Thailand.
    Your phone does have it, unless you removed it with a custom ROM.
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    Its the menu options you get from *#*#4636#*#*
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    By the way you all may want to check out Android Assistant to stop start up apps..

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    Guys, an app called Autostarts is by far the best app to help prevent junk from loading on boot. I've tried other programs in the past, and they never seemed to list the apps that I do not want to be loaded on startup. Autostarts lists everything and is great. Check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Jesus View Post
    Mine does not even have that sounds like spyware or you downloaded child porn and the FBI installed a tracking app on your phone.
    I would throw it away or duct tape it to a stray dog to throw them off track.and move to Thailand.
    You're just a troll wherever you go aren't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian117 View Post
    Guys, an app called Autostarts is by far the best app to help prevent junk from loading on boot. I've tried other programs in the past, and they never seemed to list the apps that I do not want to be loaded on startup. Autostarts lists everything and is great. Check it out.
    +1.. great app. it not only prevents unwanted app startups on a reboot, but you can use it to prevent app startups when there is connectivity change , or a host of other system events that can trigger apps to startup.
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    Okay, I've got this problem. Can it be reopened for discussion, please?

    This must be harmful. There is absolutely no way, at all, absolutely, that this is legit software that came with the phone. You can't dismiss that just because it is called "hiddenmenu" and we know what a hidden menu on most phone is.
    I doubt LG is a huge Yuna fan.
    The app as all permissions.
    My phone's been acting funky since I noticed I had this (freezes, random slow hiccups and fades black for a 2 seconds when waking up). One of the permissions is that it can read Gmail. I'm noting that Gmail keeps and keeps popping up. I force close and a minute later there it is again (didn have that problem before either).

    The LG Optimus V doesn't have a removable SIM card (i dont know a lot about SIM cards, I guess all phones have it, some removable and some not or maybe those that don't have it as removable don't have it all?) and I'm fairly positive that the phone didn't have that SIM Toolkit app before either.

    This is extremely unnerving as I know this thing is reading my data (it vibrates and makes a notification sound even where there is nothing on the notifications bar, this Service Programu app also has control over vibrations). Seriously help?
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    I'm curious about the yuma hidden menu too I don't think its spyware since its been on my phone out of the box but surely its there for a purpose
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobeau View Post
    Okay, I've got this problem. Can it be reopened for discussion, please?

    This must be harmful. There is absolutely no way, at all, absolutely, that this is legit software that came with the phone. You can't dismiss that just because it is called "hiddenmenu" and we know what a hidden menu on most phone is.
    I doubt LG is a huge Yuna fan.
    The app as all permissions.
    My phone's been acting funky since I noticed I had this (freezes, random slow hiccups and fades black for a 2 seconds when waking up). One of the permissions is that it can read Gmail. I'm noting that Gmail keeps and keeps popping up. I force close and a minute later there it is again (didn have that problem before either).

    The LG Optimus V doesn't have a removable SIM card (i dont know a lot about SIM cards, I guess all phones have it, some removable and some not or maybe those that don't have it as removable don't have it all?) and I'm fairly positive that the phone didn't have that SIM Toolkit app before either.

    This is extremely unnerving as I know this thing is reading my data (it vibrates and makes a notification sound even where there is nothing on the notifications bar, this Service Programu app also has control over vibrations). Seriously help?
    It's not harmful. Your probably screwing up your phone by not letting android take care of itself. You do not need a task killer, start up block or anything else. Read this if you want to know why you don't need these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koopakid08 View Post
    It's not harmful. Your probably screwing up your phone by not letting android take care of itself. You do not need a task killer, start up block or anything else. Read this if you want to know why you don't need these things.
    Okay, i did read that entire post and it does make good sense. however, this thing-- how can it not look malicious with that icon and all its permissions? im dying for a reason as to why LG would set up that app/mod (the hidden menu) with such an icon.
    i see your point in not needing task killers, but my question/problem in this thread has nothing to do with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobeau View Post
    Okay, i did read that entire post and it does make good sense. however, this thing-- how can it not look malicious with that icon and all its permissions? im dying for a reason as to why LG would set up that app/mod (the hidden menu) with such an icon.
    i see your point in not needing task killers, but my question/problem in this thread has nothing to do with that.
    It might send usage statistics back to lg or maybe it could be the app that hides tethering from the settings as it is called hidden menu.


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    The icon is probably just a programmers reference, or easter egg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian117 View Post
    Guys, an app called Autostarts is by far the best app to help prevent junk from loading on boot. I've tried other programs in the past, and they never seemed to list the apps that I do not want to be loaded on startup. Autostarts lists everything and is great. Check it out.
    Definetely. Only using Autostart + "Stop Skype" I am able to shutoff skype properly on my phone when I want to.

    The hidden_menu app looks really suspicious and I have one in my startup list. I disabled it and nothing bad happened so far. Simtookit is standard, I think there is no need to touch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDriver View Post
    Definetely. Only using Autostart + "Stop Skype" I am able to shutoff skype properly on my phone when I want to.

    The hidden_menu app looks really suspicious and I have one in my startup list. I disabled it and nothing bad happened so far. Simtookit is standard, I think there is no need to touch it.
    Does Autostart just freeze this Service Programu/hiddenmenu app? Or does it just hide it or whatever? Because what we want is to remove it and all traces of it.
    Multiple factory resets and SD card formats did not erase that thing.
    Just saying "the icon is some japanese anime/game image" screams virus/malware. can't ignore this thing.
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