Appearing home screen icons as ads

Paul Mil

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On my homescreen i see icons being added and they have names like 'blabla car' basically being just ads, when i longtap on such icon and press details, i see that they originate from 'File Manager' which is a system app of my Le Max2 x822 phone, i can't uninstall it, dont have root
Tried many adaware removal apps like Lookout, malware bytes, none worked
File manager is com.tap.filemanager
 

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I learned that every single device with such file manager comes with preinstalled malware that popups ads, adds ad shortcuts, uses location, automatically connects to wifi
 

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I would factory reset that phone and stop using it. The danger to your privacy is clear, any social apps or accounts you put on the phone can be hijacked by malware.
 

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Welcome to Android Central! The phone came preinstalled with this "File Manager" app, or did it appear one day? The stock file manager app on phones shouldn't do this, so either it got installed without your knowledge, or LeEco is doing some shady stuff.