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How do I find which app is adding apps to my tablet?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markw10, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. markw10

    markw10 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have a Nexus 7 tablet and every few days I notice a few new apps on the device. I'm not sure if they're full apps or just simply icons to download apps or get more information. I have tried to avoid using them.
    I know previously I had a couple apps that were sending notifications to the notification system that I considered to be spam. After some research I found out how you can find out which apps are doing it and disable notifications from those apps so that took care of that. I find these new apps to be very annoying and would like to find out what is causing it and how I can turn it off or remove the offending app?

  2. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    I moved this for you to the Nexus 7 forums where hopefully someone can chime in with some useful information for you. As far as your issue goes I would try something like Addon Detector to see if that can help find the culprit.
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  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah its just a crappy free app putting shortcuts on your desktop. Google have aparently banned apps that do that.
    I like Lookout Ad Network Detector app :thumbup:
  4. WoohooGuy

    WoohooGuy Android Enthusiast

    A good start is

    Settings/Security/Device administrators.

    See if anything there looks odd or should not be there, for suggestions post what does have administrator access.

    I can tell you every device has Android Device Manager, it is an official google app that locates your device and more, granting it device admin will allow you to remotely wipe your device of all data in the event you lose it or it is stolen.
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