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  1. So Nice To Meet Ya

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    Galaxy Edge S7+ running Android 8, with unusual apps appearing on apps screen as shown in the attached screenshot. Need info about these 3 apps-what they are, how they got there, etc.
     

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  2. ocnbrze

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

    go into your app drawer and long press on the app, select app info, and then look up app detail in the play store. they most likely came with one of your apps that you downloaded. some apps if you do not look at permissions can download other apps and install them to your phone.....so i would wipe cache and data for those 3 apps that you circled in your screenshot first and then uninstall them. you should do it in that order because sometimes malware like adware can still lie in the cache or data files even after you delete the app. thus increasing the likelihood of them popping up again. i would also look into any apps that you recently installed as the culprit that started this.
     
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  3. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Agree w/Ocnbrze.

    Especially if YOU didn't install them. Get rid of them
     
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  4. drois2

    drois2 Newbie

    Best to get rid of them asap. You never know what they could be doing in the background.
     
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