Hello, I've got a Droid X running 2.2 and recently I noticed it was sending premium text messages out without my knowledge. Luckily I have premium texting disable on my verizon account so I received messages back telling me it was blocked. However I am worried about having malicious apps on my phone. I did a factory reset but there are still apps on my phone that look suspicious. Here are some apps I found that had particularly suspicious permissions: Video Editor Lite: Permissions: receive MMS, receive SMS full internet access modify/delete sd card contents read phone state and identity record audio prevent phone from sleeping, retrieve running apps Video Player: Permissions: receive SMS change audio settings prevent phone from sleeping, retrieve running apps Sticky Note: Permissions: read contact/owner data, write contact/owner data call phone numbers, send SMS messages edit SMS/MMS, read SMS/MMS receive SMS fine GPS location create bluetooth connections, full internet access act as account authenticator, manage accounts list, use authentication credentials of an account modify/delete SD card contents change WiFi state, modify global settings, prevent from sleeping, retrieve running apps I feel like these apps weren't installed stock and shouldn't have all those permissions. I have no idea how these apps got on my phone but I cannot uninstall them using the normal method or factory reset. What is the easiest way to make sure my phone is safe from malicious apps? I was thinking of rooting my phone and trying to delete them manually but I do not know what I can delete and what I can't. I was also considering trying to flash it to stock with a sbf file but I've never done it and I don't want to brick my phone or anything. What should I do?