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[HELP!] I have an adware app(s) on my phone. And it won't go away. Please help me permanently delete

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ASPyr97, May 21, 2019.

  1. ASPyr97

    ASPyr97 Lurker
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    I recently got a free American Assistance lifeline phone. The bran is True Slim and A.A. is the service provider. I need help permanently removing app(s) that come with the phone. I'm not sure which app(s) I should get rid of. Except one; DAbrowser. Whenever I uninstall anything it re-installs itself. Please help me, I need to get rid of at least DAbrowser. That thing is clearly adware. And extra annoying adware at that. These aren't in browser ads either. They're ads that pop up no matter what apps are or aren't open. They make it super annoying to use the phone for anything. The setting; 'Allow installation of apps from unknown sources' keeps turning on by itself in front of my eyes. And the play store opens it's self on a page for an app it wants me to install. Even the lock screen tries to shill to me. And that open at weird times. I have tried a lot to fix this.
    BTW the questionable apps I have on my phone are:
    DAbrowser
    Android Innovation
    com.android.extension.hybrid.app
    Proxy
    DeviceOptimize
    Android System WebView
    Atci_service
    Auto Dialer
    Basic Daydreams
    Bluetooth Share
    BSPTelephonyDevTool
    CaptivePortalLogin
    Certificate Installer
    com.android.backupconfirm
    com.android.sharedstoragebackup
    com.mediatek
    com.mediatek.batterywaring
    Common Data Service (Which has a blue winking android for an icon)
    ConfigUpdater
    Data Protection
    Device Provisioner
    DRM Protected Content Storage
    EnginerMode
    Factory test
    FotaProvider
    Fused Location
    FwkPlugin
    Gsensor Calibrate
    HelperDF
    ImeiModify
    LocationEM2
    MmsService
    Mobile anti-theft
    MTK Android Suite Daemon
    MTK NLP
    MTK Thermal Manager
    MTKLogger
    Omacp
    One Time Init
    ProxyHandler
    VpnDialogs
    Wireless Update
    YGPS
    Which of these apps should I get rid of? Which one do I need? How should I get rid of them, and keep them gone?
    Are there any other subs I should ask? I really need help with this.
    Thanks for any feedback.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    Most of those are system apps which you can't remove., unless you are rooted. Not sure if you can even root your phone
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Firstly, are those really apps you've selected as suspect or just everything on the phone? Because many of them are normal, standard parts of most phones.

    Why not try disabling apps. The system shouldn't let you disable anything vital, however it may not let you disable some stuff that's pure crap as well (because that is commercially useful to the provider). Stuff that is installed to the system partition cannot be removed without root, but disabling should have the same effect in practice (and the fact that you included vital system components in your list of suspect apps shows why android does not let the user remove system apps).

    I've no idea what an American Assistance lifeline phone is (not American), but would not be shocked to discover that the provider included some adware to make money from a "free" phone.
     
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    "American Assistance" I think is one of those lifeline phones, given out by the US govt, I believe it was sometimes called "Obamaphone"

    It shouldn't have any ads on it, because it was paid for by Uncle Sam basically.
     
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