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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Android Question

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    A lazy swipe has appeared on my galaxy s5 I never Installed any kind of lazy or omni swipe and I can't figure out how to get rid of it. I don't want it. Where did it come from?
     



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  2. The_Chief

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    Have you recently installed any apps from a third party site? Many .apks not downloaded from Play or Amazon have malware that spies on you and can install more malware. Review your apps and see what permissions they have.
     
  3. androidmachine

    androidmachine Android Enthusiast

    You didn't change your launcher recently, did you? I tried a launcher that came with a lazy swipe, but I forgot which one. I uninstalled it.
     
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  4. KOLIO

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    I recently changed to Apex Launcher Pro from my previous launcher for a similar reason:
    Although I had the Pro version of the launcher installed,it put a shortcut to a crap app available in the Play Store.
    After ZERO responses from several e-mails to the developer,I s***-canned the launcher,switched to Apex & never once looked back.

    Summary:
    Even if all of your apps are from the Google Play Store,check the permissions the app is granted before installing.
    If you see seemingly unnecessary permissions,run,don't walk,& look for another app for your needs.
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
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    Also, don't discount the possibility that you downloaded an app and the developer changed the name/icon in play store update that was downloaded automatically. Sounds unlikely given the replies, but still a possibility.
     
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