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  1. snipnox

    snipnox Lurker
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    When i charge my phone this menu comes up.

    What app is this?
    How did it get into my device?
    IMPORTANTLY how do i get rid of it!?!?!?



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    Post #5 by mikedt, Aug 21, 2017 (1 points)

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  3. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Can't see the pics?
  4. snipnox

    snipnox Lurker
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    it's on dropbox.. how do i post it here?
  5. snipnox

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    Oh Got it


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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Appears when charging, that sounds like Peel Smart Remote, if you have it installed.
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  7. snipnox

    snipnox Lurker
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    Yeah, it is a note 3 with peel installed out the box. I think it started when i updated something...

    So when this menu comes up, it stays on it until i swipe to disregard. It bypasses screen timeout.

    It wasn't like this before. if it is peel, i don't see options to disable it.
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Another reason for me to avoid Samsung.

    As Peel is apparently a bloatware system app, it should still have an option to uninstall the updates for the app.
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  9. snipnox

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    I've disabled it and uninstalled the updates. placed it on charger and it is looking good...

    Thanks for the idea mikedt.
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  10. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Unfortunately, that's a common spam tactic. Install a benign app and then a future update pushes a whole bunch of adware to your phone. I'd definitely let both Samsung and Peel know that you are not happy at all as this comes under the technical heading of ... what's the term? oh yeah, Bullsh**. ;) :(
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  11. Deleted User

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    ooooh that is sneaky.
  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    They did it to HTC devices a few months back, and when challenged it was all "oh, sorry, that wasn't supposed to go into the pre-installed version". But if it was an accident it seems to be one they keep making, beyond the point where I'm inclined to give them the benefit of any doubt.

    (They said they'd correct it for HTC devices, but I don't know whether they did - my daughter uninstalled updates and disabled it the moment this arose, and I removed it from my ROM long before this).
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