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

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This is the old Google quicksearchbox

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Should it be on my phone? Its installed in /System ?
 
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Should it be on my phone? Its installed in /System ?
Yes, nothing to be worried about.
 
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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Alright thanks I just thought it was odd it was never removed it's outdated
 
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Even when I remove the app it just comes back like it can't be uninstalled with TB
 
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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.
 
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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?
 
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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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Yes Ive had it in the past, but I always delete it. I think its part of the gapps package.
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