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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by michaellafavers1976, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. michaellafavers1976

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    Is my phone h? Idk what any of this means

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Well it all looks like the typical system apps and processes that's on a Samsung phone. Nothing unusual here, and certainly nothing to indicate you've been hacked.
  3. michaellafavers1976

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    I hope your right. Thank you GREATLY!!
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Yeah, it all looks like perfectly normal system apps to me.

    There is a lot of stuff going on in these devices behind the scenes, so unless you have spent a lot of time learning about them you will see many things you weren't aware of and whose purpose you won't know. If you assume that anything you don't recognise is a sign of hacking or malware you will drive yourself crazy.
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  5. ocnbrze

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

    yeah stop looking at system apps and processes. they will have strange names that might seem malicious when they are not. it seems that people who do not recognize or understand something they automatically assume that their phone has been hacked. i have had an android phone since day one and i have never used any anti-virus programs or apps on my phone. nor have i had my phone hacked or have had anything malicious on my phone.

    if you think you have a virus or something malicious try using Malwarebytes Security
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  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Did you come here for help or what?
    We're telling you the facts, and you still have doubts????
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  7. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    If you start looking into the operating system running on your phone, be aware there are going to be literally thousands of what initially appear to be oddly named things running in the background. Some are always active, some only when needed. And it's going to be same situation if you do this with an iPhone, a tablet, or a desktop computer. There are typically going to be hundreds of thousands of lines of code that might get loaded into your phone's memory when it's running on a day-to-day basis, some the operating system or different apps as you use them, and most of them won't be using just user-friendly, familiar names. There's a big disconnect between what you see showing on your phone's screen and what needs to actually be running in the background.

    If you just do a simple online search of some of those things in those screen captures you posted, there's typically an explanation in the results. An example being a search for 'surfaceflinger':
    Android is has a massive market share number so if you just look up what you perceive to be a mysterious service running on your phone, in most instances there are a lot of people who were curious about the same thing.
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That could be a political meme. :D
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