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#1 PianoMan55

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:01 AM

I just noticed that the Samsung Internet is no longer on my phone, but in its place is an app labeled just "Internet". When I click on it, it goes to private browsing mode using my default search engine. It cannot be deleted, uninstalled, nor inactivated. I have never seen this before. Is this a new feature, or is something fishy going on?

I also have an app called SAPA Monitoring that I have never seen before. I cannot find any info on it, nor can I find it in the Android Data files, or anywhere else. Have I been hacked, or are these something new from Samsung?

I am afraid to use my phone until I find out about these, especially the Monitoring app.



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:10 AM

On my S7 the only three Samsung Group apps with "Samsung" in the title are "Samsung Gear," "Samsung+," and "Samsung Health."

 

Internet has been called Internet for as long as I can recall (but, I don't use that browser, so it could have changed) and the icon looks like the planet Saturn.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:24 AM

This one is totally different. It does not have the planet look. It seems to be some sort of internet icon. When I open it, it is a private browser that goes to my default Google. The one with the Saturn planet look is not on it at all. I backed up all the Android Data files to my PC. I am going to attempt to reinstall everything from that. Never tried it, so do not know if that will work. 

I even just went so far as to do a factory reset and the apps reappear when it installs all the apps from Google backup.



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:33 AM

Well, what version of Android are you running?

 

It should be a simple enough matter to check with Samsung, too.

 

It's no surprise that something returns when you overlay a backup on to the system.


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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:41 AM

I found an article on theverge.com (never heard of them), but according to them it is a new version of the old Samsung Internet that is a private browser. Anyone else up on this?



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 04:58 AM

Can you take a screenshot and show us the app's icon?

 

Maybe we will be able to help you better.


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