Running applications

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ysuleman, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. ysuleman

    ysuleman New Member

    Sep 11, 2010
    So I have advanced task killer and recently like yesterday.. There are these apps like exclamation marks and next to them are these names:

    There is more but what are these and how come they started showing up.
    when i kill them they come back up.

    Does anybody have any clue why they started sowing up and why they wont kill

  2. sitlet


    Apr 11, 2010
    Stop using a task killer. That is one of the bug misconceptions of Android. Unlike Windows, Android manages it's programs very well. It will load its cache very full, because why not. When you use a task killer, you kill the apps, but the OS will just load them back up, wasting more battery.
  3. topshelf95

    topshelf95 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Those sound more like processes than applications. What to do about stuff like that is a hotly debated topic lately. Some say Android handles background apps on its own. Others say it was designed to, and does to a certain extent, which I believe, but that it doesn't work as well as it should and can use some help. Some say it doesn't work at all and a task killer is necessary.

    There are app killers, then there are apps which just alter the settings in Android to change the way it handles background tasks and processes. I personally use "autokiller" which is one that changes the way Android conducts business and there is no manual task killing necessary. Through my own experiments with it, running it, not running it, and back and forth again, I believe it helps a lot, but here is a link to a thread that can give you a lot of information on the subject. As to the cause of the new "processes" that are showing up, I don't have a solid answer for you, but you may find some answers in the thread.

  4. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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