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  1. Soulartist's Avatar
    In screenshot two: clicking on the three dots says: show sytem, but all that does is show the same apps.


    Magazine: blocked by play protect-screenshot_one.pngMagazine: blocked by play protect-screenshot_two.png
    10-03-2020 03:28 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It looks like Install Unknown Apps is turned off, at least for the apps showing in that screenshot. Are there any more apps listed if you scroll down?

    Also, it looks like Chrome is disabled -- did you disable it? Which browser are you using?
    10-03-2020 03:36 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You just posted what was essentially a duplicate post, same as post no. 26, so I deleted it. Did you see my subsequent response?
    10-03-2020 08:57 PM
  4. Soulartist's Avatar
    I have uploaded two screenshot twice, but they don't appear.

    Please disregard.
    10-04-2020 12:43 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I have uploaded two screenshot twice, but they don't appear.
    I see your screenshots in post no. 26. You don't see them? If you don't, it might be because you're using one of the forum apps.
    10-04-2020 12:45 PM
  6. Soulartist's Avatar
    No more apps are listed. I disabled Chrome a while back because of adware that would not go away. Not using any browser,

    I found a way to get into safe mode when shutting down, but haven't found a way to start safe mode in the morning after phone has been off for all those hours.

    Restarting phone does does not show the magazine issue, only after phone has been off for the night. So, safe mode when shutting down may not be helpful in this case.
    10-04-2020 02:14 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    At this point, it might be best to let Play Protect keep warning you about Magazine, and then you can always reject its installation. It'll probably be pretty challenging to figure out which preinstalled app is responsible for the phone trying to install Magazine automatically.
    10-04-2020 06:50 PM
  8. Soulartist's Avatar
    Thanks for your help on this issue.
    10-05-2020 01:19 PM
  9. Soulartist's Avatar
    P.S. I looked at Play Protect and it showed no issues, which is not the case.

    Magazine: blocked by play protect-play_protect.png
    10-05-2020 03:30 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think what that means is that there are no apps currently installed that are considered malicious. If it successfully blocked an app from being installed automatically, then it still would say there are no current problems.
    10-05-2020 03:44 PM
  11. Soulartist's Avatar
    Okay, this morning I was able to startup in safe mode. The play protect warning about Magazine showed up. Does this mean it's coming from the system itself and not a third party app? And if so, does it mean it's safe to install?
    10-06-2020 12:26 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You're correct, it means that some preinstalled system app is trying to download and install that app. Since Play Protect has flagged it, I wouldn't say it's safe to install. The app probably isn't malicious per se, but it might be flagged due to significant unwanted behavior (like ads), or possibly shadier behavior like collecting data and sending it where it shouldn't. As mentioned before, this isn't unusual for Lifeline phones, unfortunately. I'd keep blocking its installation if that isn't too disruptive to the normal usage of the phone.
    10-06-2020 07:46 PM
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