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I had NetFlix installed on ASUS Eee Transformer and since I am not using it, I uninstalled it.

But now Android Market tells me there are updates, which I do not wish to do, and it acts as though it is still installed. Ok, I went to open it to see the app, and Open just takes me back to the Android Market page.

I see the same behavior on Mobo Video player. I installed it, it said to go get the codecs, so I did, then when I open it, I get sent back to the Android Market page. Tried uninstalling, same basic behavior.

How do I clean these up? They seem to be in some kind of installed/uninstalled limbo.

Running the latest update from ASUS, so Android 3.2.1 and latest firmware.

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Sounds like ASUS has installed stubs as system apps. You'd need root to remove them or unlink them from the Market.

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I can buy that for the Netflix app, and I can probably live with that one. The Mobo Player one is a bit annoying. I seem to missing something obvious about this one. –  geoffc Jan 16 '12 at 17:20
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Can you once try by clearing the "Market" and "Download Manager" cache and data?

To do so go to Settings -> Manage Applications -> Select "Market" from "All" tab and click clear cache and clear data.

Do the same for "Download Manager"

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No joy, same behavior on both problem apps. –  geoffc Jan 16 '12 at 15:38
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I wonder if you uninstalled via some method other than the market and things got out of sync? Settings / Manage Applications or a launcher shortcut, for instance.

I would suggest re-installing both apps, then uninstalling via their market pages.

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I used Market for both. Though maybe Netflix, now I do not recall... Hmm... Something to think about, thanks. –  geoffc Jan 16 '12 at 20:13
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You need a cache clean up apps to get rid of all those nasty hanging apps. There you will find that your cache has alot in it. Cleaning it once a day helps with performance also so try to make it a habbit of cleaning it once a day!!

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He already tried it to no avail. Also please don't spread false information that cleaning cache speeds up your phone. It doesn't. –  Richard Borcsik Mar 21 '12 at 17:53
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