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How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 1:04pm On Feb 03, 2016
They've been an increase of malware apps ravaging Android devices, this is become somewhat frustrating especially those malware apps that keeps downloading and installing random apps without your consent.
While some of these apps will just be popping up random adverts in your device and feeding on your data.


They've been several apps developed to tackle these malware apps, but surprisingly these apps just keeps getting stronger.

So I'll show you how to uninstall it manually.

Here are few popular malware apps

1. Pornclub
2. com.android.wallpaper.provider
3. Engrils
4. Android
5. com.android.systemUI
6. Sea
7. IBingo Security
8. Adobe Air
9. Time Service
10. Monkey Test
11. Alg

Procedures to uninstall malware apps

First of all go to your phones settings, then navigate to apps, then check if you can locate any of the aforementioned apps or any other malware app that you've not been able to uninstall.

Then select the app, you may notice that the uninstall option is grayed out. There's no need to be worried.

Just go back to your phone settings then go to device security then device administrators, you'll see that the malware app's checkbox is checked, just uncheck it, go to apps and uninstall the annoying app.



It's as easy as it looks.


Cheers...

Check here for pictorial illustrations

http://www.etechgist.com/2016/02/how-to-stop-random-apps-from.html?m=1

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Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Chumani(f): 1:12pm On Feb 03, 2016
Yipeeeee! l am finally relieved of those stupid apps l didn't install on my phone.

l switched my phone off out of frustration when they were popping up continuously.

@Op, great job u ve done. God bless u.

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Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Xhaka(m): 1:19pm On Feb 03, 2016
Yeah yeah, gotta try it on my c8
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Affable0709(m): 1:52pm On Feb 03, 2016
I'll try it on my brother's h6, it's really disturbing especially when you turn on the data...
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 10:28pm On Feb 03, 2016
Chumani:
Yipeeeee! l am finally relieved of those stupid apps l didn't install on my phone.

l switched my phone off out of frustration when they were popping up continuously.

@Op, great job u ve done. God bless u.

Thank you sir
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 10:28pm On Feb 03, 2016
Xhaka:
Yeah yeah, gotta try it on my c8

Cool
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 10:29pm On Feb 03, 2016
Affable0709:
I'll try it on my brother's h6, it's really disturbing especially when you turn on the data...

Pls do...

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Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 10:13am On Feb 07, 2016
This is front page worthy

cc lalasticala

cc honsule

cc dragnet
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by directonpc(m): 12:38pm On Feb 07, 2016
Make I book space
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 11:43am On Feb 10, 2016
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Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Yorubago(f): 3:50pm On Feb 10, 2016
The perfect error eraser I need for this my Camon C8 phone...
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by isaiah9(m): 8:31pm On Feb 10, 2016
Op i have some of the malware apps you posted and more but when i got to my device administrator, the boxes were unchecked already and i still have those ads app so what am i going to do?
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 10:12am On Feb 12, 2016
isaiah9:
Op i have some of the malware apps you posted and more but when i got to my device administrator, the boxes were unchecked already and i still have those ads app so what am i going to do?

Just go to your apps and uninstall them.
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by isaiah9(m): 3:51pm On Feb 12, 2016
emrain:


Just go to your apps and uninstall them.
done that several times but some of this ads app just install themselves

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Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 10:04am On Feb 13, 2016
isaiah9:
done that several times but some of this ads app just install themselves

Can I see a screenshot of these apps ravaging your os?
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by isaiah9(m): 6:35pm On Feb 13, 2016
emrain:


Can I see a screenshot of these apps ravaging your os?

Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by isaiah9(m): 6:36pm On Feb 13, 2016
Another one

Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by isaiah9(m): 6:37pm On Feb 13, 2016
emrain:


Can I see a screenshot of these apps ravaging your os?
the last one

Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 7:56pm On Feb 13, 2016
isaiah9:

But the uninstall option is not grayed out. Why not use it?
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by cupid4girls: 9:01pm On Feb 13, 2016
Same to here i have some of the malware apps you posted and more but when i got to my device administrator, the boxes were unchecked already and i still have those ads app so what am i going to do?

Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by cupid4girls: 9:26pm On Feb 13, 2016
These are just some if them,I have about 8 of them or there about. Each time I uninstall them, by the time I put off my phone and turn it on again, after some time they will auto install again. Please I do I get rid of it permently. Thanks
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by isaiah9(m): 1:03am On Feb 14, 2016
emrain:


But the uninstall option is not grayed out. Why not use it?
that's what i'm saying, I've uninstalled them several times but they install themselves back.
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Nobody: 7:28am On Feb 14, 2016
isaiah9:
that's what i'm saying, I've uninstalled them several times but they install themselves back.

cupid4girls:
These are just some if them,I have about 8 of them or there about. Each time I uninstall them, by the time I put off my phone and turn it on again, after some time they will auto install again. Please I do I get rid of it permently. Thanks

There must be one particular malware app you've not noticed yet. If your phone is rooted, use titanium backup app or es file manager to look for it. It may be a disguise system app. Find it and uninstall it.

Cheers...
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by cupid4girls: 5:31pm On Feb 14, 2016
These are just some if them,I have about 8 of them or there about. Each time I uninstall them, by the time I put off my phone and turn it on again, after some time they will auto install again. Please how do I get rid of it permently. Thanks
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by Oworock(m): 1:06pm On Jul 02, 2016
emrain:




There must be one particular malware app you've not noticed yet. If your phone is rooted, use titanium backup app or es file manager to look for it. It may be a disguise system app. Find it and uninstall it.

Cheers...



you can check the type of app it may be here http://oworock.com/2016/06/stop-auto-installing-of-apps-android.html
Re: How To Stop Random Apps From Automatically Installing On Your Device by horia: 9:23pm On Apr 19, 2018
emrain:
They've been an increase of malware apps ravaging Android devices, this is become somewhat frustrating especially those malware apps that keeps downloading and installing random apps without your consent.
While some of these apps will just be popping up random adverts in your device and feeding on your data.


They've been several apps developed to tackle these malware apps, but surprisingly these apps just keeps getting stronger.

So I'll show you how to uninstall it manually.

Here are few popular malware apps

1. Pornclub
2. com.android.wallpaper.provider
3. Engrils
4. Android
5. com.android.systemUI
6. Sea
7. IBingo Security
8. Adobe Air
9. Time Service
10. Monkey Test
11. Alg

Procedures to uninstall malware apps

First of all go to your phones settings, then navigate to apps, then check if you can locate any of the aforementioned apps or any other malware app that you've not been able to uninstall.

Then select the app, you may notice that the uninstall option is grayed out. There's no need to be worried.

Just go back to your phone settings then go to device security then device administrators, you'll see that the malware app's checkbox is checked, just uncheck it, go to apps and uninstall the annoying app.



It's as easy as it looks.


Cheers...

Check here for pictorial illustrations

http://www.etechgist.com/2016/02/how-to-stop-random-apps-from.html?m=1
I just got a pop up stating that I downloaded apps and haven't installed them. But I didn't recognize any of them so I canceled installation. But when I checked my file manager non of them was there.

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