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It appears I have 750+ unknown files on my phone?

(Topic created: 02-20-2024 05:25 PM)
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SVLouisiana
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I checked my apps today and discovered that I had 302 com.sec-apps, plus many more, totalling approximately 750+.

 
Weird things like com.sec.angrybirds, com.sec.theme, org.beautifulcherryblossom, etc.
 
Does anyone know where or how these could have been installed on my phone? 
 
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fefe89
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If you have visited any apps like temu, shein, or other apps like that sometimes they can like hack ur phone or something like that and install those to your phone, a similar thing happened to me when I decided to buy something off of a website like wish
SVLouisiana
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Thank you. I did purchase a few things from Temu for my youngest daughter for Christmas. Keychains and stickers. I deleted everything last night except for 4 or 5 that couldn't be deleted, only disabled. I did research those ones and found that those few were legitimate. 2 Meta ones for my Meta Quest app, 2 Google ones, and ConfigA-spmething.
kfon
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Also if you have downloaded a third party app sometimes they can install other apps secretly as well that will never show up in your app drawer. It happened to me before trying to download a modded app. My suggestion is to factory reset your phone if you have a backup prior to these apps being installed and restore that backup. If not, if you can uninstall those apps then do that. Outside of that I don't know what else to say other than reset and start over again.
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The file names look like they might be components of themes. Have you installed any live wallpapers, icon packs, etc?
SVLouisiana
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No wallpaper apps recently. I had Zedge from 3 years ago for ringtones, and aside from the AR emoji that came with my Samsung, I haven't downloaded anything else.
I deleted everything last night except for 4 or 5 that couldn't be deleted, only disabled. I did research those ones and found that those few were legitimate. 2 Meta ones for my Meta Quest app, 2 Google ones, and ConfigA-something.
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I'm glad you were able to deal with it. I hope your phone is ok.
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SVLouisiana
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I hope so as well. Slight slow down when viewing pages with a ton of images and such, but that comes and goes, depending on my connection.

Thank you so much!