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Where can i find better application descriptions?

by Cassie_T / April 6, 2015 12:00 AM PDT

Is there a app I can download that will better describe all my applications and programs in my application settings? I want to know exactly what all my applications on my Galaxy S2 do. I'm suspicious that some are used to spy on my phone and hack into it, and use third party remote access (if that's the right wording) by my ex partner. My phone doesn't explain there uses very much at all, some I can't even see the entire name of the program because it doesn't fit on the screen.

Thank you

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Lots of apps in the Google store.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / April 6, 2015 12:15 AM PDT

I use Malwarebytes which has a good privacy manager that tells you what apps do and their permissions.
There ar many other similar apps in the store.
Dafydd.

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Why not do a full reset?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2015 12:34 AM PDT

The factory reset will wipe any non-stock app and data off the phone and give it a fresh start. It's not like we store data on phones. Folk are trying to do that but anything you want to save would be on your backup anyway.

I'd factory reset to be sure.
Bob

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See all your installed apps in Google PlayStore App
by mikekeen35 / April 23, 2015 6:53 PM PDT

You can see all the installed and previously installed apps in Google Play Store App. Also you can use App2SD app which shows all the apps resides in your phone. Some apps are pre-installed with your phone. In case you want to remove those you need to root your phone.

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