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Topic # 190856 14-Jan-2016 16:01
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Not sure if this is the right forum.

But I recently bought a new cheap tablet I can use for things like shopping lists, ebay etc so I dont need to turn my pc on every time I need to do something menial.

I havent installed anything on the tablet, infact I just booted it up and set it up with my google account and it has a strange weird, ap wheel, I know it isnt an installed ap.

But I dont know how to get rid of it.

The ap wheel when pressed has a rotatable wheel of: download these ap games/aps.

Which I am not interested in. Ive tried to restore to factory settings but it still remains. 

Also I believe it keeps bringing up advertisements on chrome when I am exploring for like, Lucky winner and stuff.





How can I get rid of this? Its really irritating and I'm worried about my security

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  Reply # 1471022 14-Jan-2016 16:04
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Can you not just wipe it and install a custom rom on it. Something like Kitkat or lollipop if it has the capacity to run it.

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  Reply # 1471024 14-Jan-2016 16:05
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Those are the problem with cheap tablets. All sorts of stuff like that preinstalled. Its like the old era of dell computers with all sorts of bundled crap.





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  Reply # 1471027 14-Jan-2016 16:08
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download this and run it and see if it picks anything up

https://www.malwarebytes.org/mobile/




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  Reply # 1471259 14-Jan-2016 19:13
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Go into your app manager. Check thru the running apps. One of them will be the offender. Once you work out which one it is, move across to the 'all' apps tab and either uninstall it, or disable it.

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  Reply # 1471958 15-Jan-2016 14:19
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There are apps available that allow you to remove factory app's and are handy for this kind of thing. The apps always require that the device be rooted. Those cheap Chinese tablets are often rooted out of the box, so if you're lucky, it could be an easy fix.

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