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Potential spyware? app disguised as Parental control

(Topic created: 05-16-2024 02:30 AM)
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whozdashyt
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I think I have Spyware that came with phone when i purchased the device. The app is disguised at parental control. Trying to delete and unable to. Has weird permissions enabled

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rrga11
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This could possibly just be the system app for parental controls. Samsung uses Google's Family Link for parental control settings. Where does this app appear and what does it look like?
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whozdashyt
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It only appears under Google files system apps. But I also see another app that's called people and has weird permissions like disable lock screen.
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joeschmo19
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If it's parental control, it should look like a kite, either a full color one or a blue outline of one, on a white background. If you open the app and go to the 3 buttons in the top corner and tap, it should show an option to stop supervision. It will lock your phone down for 24 hours but will be gone after it unlocks

This is all assuming that this is parental controls and not a copy.
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whozdashyt
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rrga11
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If you bought the phone already set up, there's a chance that parental controls are on the device and enabled. The parental controls app should allow you to see whether your phone is under control or not. If not, it's likely just the system app that is there.
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rrga11
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Also, my phone has both apps as well. Many system apps have lots of permissions but never use them. Unless the app is actively controlling your phone or causing unusual activity, you're probably fine.
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Jersey549
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If my phone shows 2 apps widgets like it will have 1 and then another one but that one has a little blue tag on it.. should it show 2 apps same name on my phone? My sound also goes up and down volume like when I use Spotify when I'm showering with my Bluetooth speaker.. idk much about phones
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