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I got a little toast pop up just now saying "hello world, PMEasyView!" I just woke up my phone, was in the SugarSync app. I haven't recently installed anything except from the Android Market and Amazon market; nothing named like PM Easy View.

The wording sounds like something I would have written in a development Android app. I don't see any unusual running processes or apps, so I'm wondering if it's dummy code from a real app I own, but I was hoping someone knew for sure. I'm having Lookout scan my phone now.

All I found on this topic was this thread which has no answers.

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The system app, PerformanceManager.apk has the line Hello World, PMEasyView! in the resources.arsc file. This does not appear to be malware, just a mistake that this appears to some users with the Motorola Task / Performance Manager.

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Hm, it is a Motorla phone; that may well be it! –  Ben Brocka Oct 1 '12 at 17:01
    
Please see Are taglines & signatures disallowed? If you want to add links that are relevant to your answer then feel free, but Stack Exchange answers are not a medium for you to plug your site for free. You can put links to your websites or professional works in your profile. –  eldarerathis Oct 1 '12 at 19:29
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It's likely to be a debugging message from a program you've installed that the programmer forgotten to remove. If you want to seek which program that does it; you can try to copy all installed applications (android apps are installed from market are in /data/app/, pre-installed apps are in /system/app/), unzip them (an .apk is basically a zip file with a certain directory structure), and search which ones contains the string (you can use grep in Linux/Mac or find in Windows).

If you do found out which are the offending app, please post it here to save other people from the hassle.

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Never saw it again, must have been a debug message someone left in, an update probably fixed it. Didn't catch the app I'm afraid –  Ben Brocka Dec 23 '11 at 6:21
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