1. curtis1973's Avatar
    ok,ive noticed this piece of crap on roms,can't find a way to get rid of it,and want it gone. either it shows up as a magnifying glass or as an extra google search widget. uninstalling google search isnt the issue because its still there. its not a virus i dont believe because none of the market scanners show it up as such. in fact i always get a clean read from the scanners. either way im positive this "search" isnt needed and i want to remove it. if i could safely id delete google search also. any ideas on this crapola search app??

    edit for clarification: im not saying anyone here put it in their roms or what it is exactly,i dont have a clue...i just know i always end up with this thing and have yet to find a way to get rid of it. and ive only come across it on roms and not stock. i know on desktop...stuff like this is malware and usually are as hard to remove.
    04-10-2012 08:47 PM
  2. sellers86's Avatar
    ok,ive noticed this piece of crap on roms,can't find a way to get rid of it,and want it gone. either it shows up as a magnifying glass or as an extra google search widget. uninstalling google search isnt the issue because its still there. its not a virus i dont believe because none of the market scanners show it up as such. in fact i always get a clean read from the scanners. either way im positive this "search" isnt needed and i want to remove it. if i could safely id delete google search also. any ideas on this crapola search app??
    I have no idea on this Ive noticed it to. I dont really care though its not that big of a deal
    04-10-2012 08:50 PM
  3. anthonycr's Avatar
    Its what happens when you have both Quicksearchbox.apk and googlequicksearchbox.apk installed on the phone. Look in system/apps and you'll find both there. Just delete the quicksearchbox one. Its a problem with gapps not deleting it.

    Sent from my VM670 using Tapatalk 2
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    04-10-2012 08:53 PM
  4. jonny5449's Avatar
    The search thing is what happens when you install a (shady) app not a virus but it puts search on there

    Sent from futuristic optimus s
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    04-10-2012 08:54 PM
  5. curtis1973's Avatar
    The search thing is what happens when you install a (shady) app not a virus but it puts search on there

    Sent from futuristic optimus s
    lmao...well im the shady app man!!
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    04-10-2012 09:04 PM
  6. jonny5449's Avatar
    lmao...well im the shady app man!!
    Lol

    Sent from futuristic optimus s
    04-10-2012 09:56 PM
  7. curtis1973's Avatar
    seriously,i wouldn't be surprised if im not the problem with this issue lol. i install everything that floats down the river! "saay buddy!!! wanna try death_turd.apk!?! eh eh??" so i says suuuure why not!! then phone starts smokin n beepin...lol
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    04-11-2012 07:46 AM
  8. jonny5449's Avatar
    seriously,i wouldn't be surprised if im not the problem with this issue lol. i install everything that floats down the river! "saay buddy!!! wanna try death_turd.apk!?! eh eh??" so i says suuuure why not!! then phone starts smokin n beepin...lol
    Lol

    Sent from futuristic optimus s
    04-11-2012 08:40 AM
  9. JerryScript's Avatar
    LOL, you are the reason they made backups!
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    04-11-2012 03:12 PM
  10. curtis1973's Avatar
    amen lol,and the update is this. i was the problem...gotta watch those 4shared apps i download lmao. i installed the latest iho backside and the spooky search was gone.
    04-11-2012 10:54 PM
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