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[Q] Random "Free Music" app appeared on my touchpad in place of Google Play Store

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9th March 2012, 05:31 AM   |  #1  
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My Touchpad was charging today and I just went to check on it. I unlocked the device and sitting right where the Google Play Store app shortcut used to be on my homescreen was an app called "Free Music" and it had the old itunes icon. I accidentally clicked on it as I was trying to long press it and remove it from my homescreen. It launched the Google play store as if the real app shortcut was there. After I removed it from my homescreen I checked the app drawer and did not see the app.

I am running CM 9 Alpha 2. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there malware on my TP, or a Virus? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
9th March 2012, 03:51 PM   |  #2  
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Me too
I havent checked my touchpad with CM9A2, but my Acer Iconia with CM9-ported had this appear too.
I did not have this 3/8 afternoon, and had my tablet off yesterday night 3/8, and turned it on today 3/9, and it appeared shortly after.

Very strange and suspicious to have an itunes logo-ed shortcut "self-install"

Hope some more people can shed some insight into this.
Are we android user's getting hacked/compromised? (beyond what Google is already sucking off our tablets)
Last edited by GShyneDM; 9th March 2012 at 03:54 PM. Reason: Added date that I noticed it
9th March 2012, 04:35 PM   |  #3  
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Whew
Okay, at least someone else had this happen. Now we just need to figure out what it is. Did you notice anything else funky? I couldn't find anything else that was weird, however I noticed this weird chinese app all the way in the bottom of my "All" apps list and I have since disabled it out of caution. Let me know if you have this app.

Did you just remove the app from the homescreen or open it also like I did? I really can't think of any app I installed that could have done this except one. This "watch TV" app, that I also uninstalled since just in case. I hope someone can explain this to us.
9th March 2012, 05:23 PM   |  #4  
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I just removed it from the homescreen (luckily did not click it to open by accident)

I dont have any Chinese/Foreign language apps on my All Apps.
I also dont have that "Watch TV" app.
9th March 2012, 11:49 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by bigbuss

Okay, at least someone else had this happen. Now we just need to figure out what it is. Did you notice anything else funky? I couldn't find anything else that was weird, however I noticed this weird chinese app all the way in the bottom of my "All" apps list and I have since disabled it out of caution. Let me know if you have this app.

Did you just remove the app from the homescreen or open it also like I did? I really can't think of any app I installed that could have done this except one. This "watch TV" app, that I also uninstalled since just in case. I hope someone can explain this to us.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5#post23450465

I got a response from the Iconia forum, and I found my Pin to Pintrest App that allowed push installs. Do you have the same app?
10th March 2012, 12:32 AM   |  #6  
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Interesting
I don't have that app, but it could have been a different app that had the same type of air install thing. I uninstalled a bunch of apps that I didn't use that much, one of them might have had this feature enabled. Ill download that detector and see if any app on my tablet has that.

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