1. hunnybunny666's Avatar
    Everyday, multiple times a day, I keep having shortcuts added to my home screen. It started out of the blue one day and they won't stop. I downloaded an add on detector, anti-virus thing, I don't know what the problem is. Some of them are for games like super Mario world, some what looks like a knock off of candy crush, and some that just say "get free apps". I haven't tried opening any of them, I just immediately remove then but they reappear. I'll wake up in the morning and all of the empty spaces on my home screen is full of them. Please help, this is really annoying and I don't know if there's a real problem with my phone.
    08-26-2013 10:14 AM
  2. Hopeless One's Avatar
    Hello there,
    Well obviously your problem is some app that keeps creating shortcuts. I would suggest you to delete everything you have installed after this problem occured. Or if you remember exactly which app you have downloaded before this thing happened I'll reccomend you to remove it. This has to do something with "push" updates and that's why you should read what are the permissions of the app, before you allow it to do so. Try removing apps one by one and see if it makes difference. In none, factory reset will definitelly help you out. Then you might consider reinstalling apps one-by-one and find out which one causes the problem.


    Everyday, multiple times a day, I keep having shortcuts added to my home screen. It started out of the blue one day and they won't stop. I downloaded an add on detector, anti-virus thing, I don't know what the problem is. Some of them are for games like super Mario world, some what looks like a knock off of candy crush, and some that just say "get free apps". I haven't tried opening any of them, I just immediately remove then but they reappear. I'll wake up in the morning and all of the empty spaces on my home screen is full of them. Please help, this is really annoying and I don't know if there's a real problem with my phone.
    08-26-2013 10:36 AM

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