1. Anth973's Avatar
    My lg stylo 3 installed an app called newsbreak by itself without me knowing. Also, when the app was downloading, my phone kept making notification noises without there being any other notifications other than the app being installed. Is this all normal to happen or does my phone possibly have a virus or something? I ran a bitdefender and avast scan and no malware or anything showed.
    06-22-2021 09:22 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi , welcome to AC!

    It still makes the noise after downloaded?
    06-22-2021 09:42 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! There are a few possible reasons for an app like that auto-installing:

    1. It's bloatware that came with the phone, put there either by LG or your carrier.

    2. It's bloatware that was added to the phone as part of a recent system update -- this is unlikely, since the Stylo 3 is an old phone and probably hasn't gotten an official update in several years.

    3. Some app you installed is causing other apps to auto-install. I don't think this is allowed on the Play Store (although there are probably some apps that slip through), but it's more likely if you install apps from other sources.

    4. You unwittingly agreed to install the app as part of a browser popup ad, or perhaps an ad break in a game that you were playing.

    Are you able to uninstall the app? If so, does it reinstall by itself?
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    06-22-2021 09:50 PM
  4. Anth973's Avatar
    No. It only made notification dings during the download. It was like 10 notification dings.
    06-22-2021 10:07 PM
  5. Anth973's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply B. Diddy. I am able to uninstall the app. And I'm going to right now. Why was my phone making notification dings when the app was downloading?
    06-22-2021 10:10 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    No. It only made notification dings during the download. It was like 10 notification dings.
    It installed during a OS update?
    06-22-2021 10:20 PM
  7. Anth973's Avatar
    I didn't update my phone at all. I did do a factory reset on my phone recently though.
    06-22-2021 10:28 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I didn't update my phone at all. I did do a factory reset on my phone recently though.
    Maybe it came along that way when reinstalled apps
    06-22-2021 10:46 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply B. Diddy. I am able to uninstall the app. And I'm going to right now. Why was my phone making notification dings when the app was downloading?
    Check your Notification History: https://www.howtogeek.com/689683/how...ry-in-android/. Do you see anything there?
    06-22-2021 10:49 PM

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