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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-20, 10:34 AM

When I show the system apps there is no updater app.

 

There's Motorola Update services. Is that it?

 

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-20, 10:42 AM

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When I show the system apps there is no updater app.

 

There's Motorola Update services. Is that it?

 


I'm on a different version on my Moto G3 so I'm afraid I'm pretty much out of ideas :(

 

There is another option using some detective work. You can track down what app/service is,"Calling Home" using a great free app called,"No Root Firewall",

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_GB

 

It will take you a while getting used to how it works and what to let through but it can be disabled with a click if you block something you shouldn't.

 

You let through all the things you know need to use the Internet and block the others.

 

 

 

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-20, 10:50 AM

Thanks Porphyrius.

 

I'll give the app a go and will report back.

 

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-20, 11:00 AM

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Thanks Porphyrius.

 

I'll give the app a go and will report back.

 


Please do. There will be a test at the end of this thread<grin> Heh Heh :D

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-20, 11:03 AM

I hope not! :smileylol:

 

Thanks for your help though.

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-20, 11:16 AM

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I hope not! :smileylol:

 

Thanks for your help though.


BTW probably not related but it will do no harm to do an Anti-Malware/Virus scan. The best one I've found over the years and the one I use is the free version of Eset for Android,

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eset.ems2.gp&hl=en_GB

 

 

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-20, 11:20 AM

Thanks Porphyrius

 

Just running the anti virus now.

 

Its weird but I've only had this phone a few weeks as the last one died and Motorola sent me this as a replacement.

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-23, 14:17 PM

Hello Porphyrius

 

Just to let you know that I found the issue.

Apparently every morning the Google Play Store updates both apps. Why I don't know!

I blocked Chrome, YouTube and Play Store on Saturday through the firewall and neither reinstalled.

As soon as I unblocked the Play Store both apps reinstalled.

 

I'm at a loss why both apps keep re-installing.

 

 

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-23, 14:35 PM

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Hello Porphyrius

 

Just to let you know that I found the issue.

Apparently every morning the Google Play Store updates both apps. Why I don't know!

I blocked Chrome, YouTube and Play Store on Saturday through the firewall and neither reinstalled.

As soon as I unblocked the Play Store both apps reinstalled.

 

I'm at a loss why both apps keep re-installing.

 

 


It's got me beat.  Can Yotube and Chome be disabled on your phone/version?

 

I never use them. I watch Youtube through my Browser(Opera) comes with Data saving and a free  VPN for extra security,

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opera.browser&hl=en_GB

 

 

 

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Re: Chrome & Youtube keep reinstalling

2019-12-23, 14:43 PM

I have disabled both apps. All that is left is the green enable button.

Notifications are off and there're no permissions under either app.

 

Just turned off Modify System settings on Google Play Store app and looking good so far.

Will report back tomorrow.

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