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Support (Solved) Strange "FREE APPS" Application on my phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by androidfear93, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. androidfear93

    androidfear93 Well-Known Member
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    So this morning I checked my phone and I saw an application called "free apps" on my phone. Its not listed on my applicatiions list and I used avast and the pre loaded anti virus and neither came up with anything in a scan. I clicked on it and I wasn't connected to wifi but it took me to a webpage that didn't load due to wifi. Ive only installed well known apps from the android market, is this thing a virus?? How do I get rid of it?????
     

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  2. ZenPit

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    Use titanium backup to remove it

    I haven't heard of that app. Check your downloads and see if you accidentally added it. Not sure if its malware although it could be
     
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  3. androidfear93

    androidfear93 Well-Known Member
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    Idk if it was because all it was is it just took me to handangos list of their own free selection of apps which since handango is a real site, I doubt its malware now. But I did a hard reset and ill see which app I downlloaded brought this along.
     
  4. androidfear93

    androidfear93 Well-Known Member
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    Plus that means it was just a shortcut link, that's why it wasn't on my applications list.
     
  5. ZenPit

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    Any updates on this? You successfully remove it?
     
  6. androidfear93

    androidfear93 Well-Known Member
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    Its gone after a factory reset
     
  7. nps531

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    'airpush detector' would have worked just as good without having to go through format
     
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  8. androidfear93

    androidfear93 Well-Known Member
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    Acknowledged
     

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