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[Q]Malicious Looking "Search" App Installed In System

7th January 2014, 06:08 AM |#1  
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I have attached a picture of a search app that looks malicious should I be worried about this?
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7th January 2014, 07:02 AM |#2  
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This is the old Google quicksearchbox

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7th January 2014, 11:25 PM |#3  
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Should it be on my phone? Its installed in /System ?
7th January 2014, 11:26 PM |#4  
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Should it be on my phone? Its installed in /System ?

Yes, nothing to be worried about.
7th January 2014, 11:27 PM |#5  
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Yes, nothing to be worried about.

Alright thanks I just thought it was odd it was never removed it's outdated
7th January 2014, 11:33 PM |#6  
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Even when I remove the app it just comes back like it can't be uninstalled with TB
7th January 2014, 11:36 PM |#7  
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Even when I remove the app it just comes back like it can't be uninstalled with TB

If you want to remove it delete manually from /system/app with a root file explorer.
7th January 2014, 11:37 PM |#8  
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If you want to remove it delete manually from /system/app with a root file explorer.

That worked just about to post my question now is though does anyone else have this app on there phone?
8th January 2014, 12:46 AM |#9  
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That worked just about to post my question now is though does anyone else have this app on there phone?

Yes Ive had it in the past, but I always delete it. I think its part of the gapps package.
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8th January 2014, 12:47 AM |#10  
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Yes Ive had it in the past, but I always delete it. I think its part of the gapps package.

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