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Skylnmobi : Virus? Backdoor ? What is it?

OS : Android 4.4.2 This process like thing (Skylnmobi) opens in background whenever any app is opened. Even if I kill the process through app manager it still runs in background. It also uses data ...
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Why process restart automatically?

This is really annoying that whenever you terminate a process like Messenger, Whatsapp, Viber etc it restarts itself! I had been thinking that maybe these processes need to run in the background in ...
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Force Skype and Hangouts to keep running

Skype and Hangouts automatically kill themselves after a period of inactivity if it's not in the foreground. As I want to appear online and receive IMs/calls, this is an incredible inconvenience. Is ...
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What is android.process.acore?

What is the purpose of android.process.acore? I see many, many questions about acore-related error messages and how to fix them, but not really anything about what the process is in the first place. ...
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Is it safe to disable Network Location process?

I only use GPS in case of navigation and not the others methods(determine location using wireless networks); so is it safe that I disable 'Network Location' process? this process spawn three other ...
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Restart CaptivePortalLogin

I tried to get rid of wrong Logon Userids in the Wifi Hotspot Browser on my Galaxy S6 (Android 5.1.1). For that reason I forcedly stopped Process CaptivePortalLogin in Application Manager an deleted ...
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Launch app with UI in background

Is it possible to start a regular app – with a GUI – in the background, without displaying its UI? Also, it needs to be launched from the shell terminal, not from java. What I'm using currently: am ...
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Extracting data from running app’s memory address space

Note: the original problem was solved in another way. Can Ī̲ access memory of an app without (already obtained) root to extract some lost data? A weaker version: can Ī̲ see which files ...
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android - difference between running process and cached background process

In my running processes, camera has 1 process and 0 services running. I don't have it open in the foreground so why wouldn't this be a cached background process? How can there be a live process if ...
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Multiple running application instances

I'm an owner of Android 4.2.2 device. For a while, I can see identical apps in Settings->Apps->Running: "Baidu IME" x 2 "Google Services" x 2 "GO Weather EX" x 3 "GO Launcher Z" x 2 "GO SMS ...
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Process 'system/bin/installd' causing memory leak

When reviewing my running tasks, I've noticed a memory leak in process system/bin/installd. On boot completed, it begins running in the background, consuming 20-30MB RAM. Over time, its RAM usage ...
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How does android manage its process when same application is used in multiple instances (tasks)?

For example, I bought an item from ebay, selected paypal option for payment and ebay takes me to the paypal login screen. Now I started amazon app (ebay->paypal window is just in background, not ...
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How to give more Java process memory (RAM) to games?

I have a developer background, but this is not a game development question. I have several games that are struggling to be playable with 128MB of RAM allowed for them in Android. I have a Galaxy S4 ...
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How to run two Messenger applications logged into different accounts?

I have done a bit of research, and that coupled with some programming knowledge leads me to believe that it should be perfectly possible to run two seperate applications of Facebook Messenger. Is it ...
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Difference between task killer, battery optimizer, removing (slide out) open app

Recently I am pretty concerned about my battery and apps that eat up phone resources. These are the solutions I end up with: Free up RAM: clean master one tap boost. Grrenify that 'hibernate' apps. ...
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process system not working

Phone is not starting at all. From the last few days it was showing LOW space notification as usual it does when the memory is low. But this time the phone is simply not responding. What will be the ...
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Is there a good index of pre-installed apps? If so, where is it?

I have had a few errors on my phone that generate error messages that name the app that failed – but the error message dialog box names the failed app by process name, not by the app's common name. ...
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Processes are closing after removing the SD card

I have removed the SD card from my phone and now my phone is not working. All phone related processes are force closing. I have cleaned my cache and did 'Fix Permission' via Recovery but the ...
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Is it worth uninstalling apps with background processes?

I visited Apps -> Running and uninstalled the apps there that I don't use. I then installed OS Monitor and realised that a huge amount of apps run in the background with 0% CPU Usage (I have 36 ...
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How to prevent apps and processes from launching in background and slowing my device

I recently installed GravityBox on my S3 mini. In one setting, I could change the physical button actions, so I decided that a Double Tap on Back would close the current app. It works fine. But it ...
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Skype spawns a process called VideoMonitor that's running after signing out from Skype. What is it and why is it there?

Skype version 5 on KitKat. It's concerning, given the company's track record of lack of respect for privacy. I'm not suggesting it's taking pictures, but it could be some additional tracking of ...
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Runaway process named “data5”

I have an issue on an Android TV device from Amlogic. As you can see below there are three important processes: .amlogic.dvb.service and com.amlogic.dvb. These processes are related to the UI of the ...
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What is chached background process?

What is chached background process and do they consume memory (RAM)?
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“Your time is close enough” notification

I am running Android Jelly bean 4.2.1 on my phone. Once in a while, I get this notification "Your time is close enough" with an android emoticon. This notification then disappears without any ...
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How do I smite this unknown vampire process that is sucking the blood out of my battery?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that I upgraded to 4.4 a couple of days ago. Since upgrading, my battery longevity has dropped a crazy amount. Just this morning, it took about four hours to go from full ...
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How to avoid showing many processes on DDMS?

Background As an Android developer, I use DDMS (link here about what it is), which shows all of the processes that I can debug (along with other stuff). Today I've finally flashed a custom ROM that ...
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Reason for process stopped unexpectedly?

What is the reason for the process stopped unexpectedly error? Is it based on that particular android app or the android os or a particular android device? Example: I installed smash hit on my ...
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The process android.process.acore/com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again

This morning I tried to turn on my motorola xt-532 and right after the boot I get this two errors: "The process android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again." "The process ...
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Services without a process

In the Settings > Apps screen, under "Running", a few apps are listed as having as active (i.e. a service is running) despite having zero running processes and taking no memory. Why are they in this ...
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Process com.android.phone stops unexspectedly

This morning I wanted to call someone and since then my Samsung S3 shows me the error as written above. Android version is 4.3, carrier is T-Mobile. Anyone knows a common fix for the issue?
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/system/xbin/sh high cpu usage

I'm using OS Monitor to look at CPU usage because I've noticed a drastic performance decrease lately. The app shows that system/xbin/sh is consuming anywhere from 10% to 70% of the CPU. This happens ...
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Are there any downsides or risks to limiting background processes?

I enabled developer options on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and then changed "Limit background process" option from Standard limit to No background process. After that my phone is working fine, with ...
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Hello. How can I forcibly prevent specific apps from starting at boot? [duplicate]

I would like to force a few apps in particular to not stop when I boot, reboot, etc. The reason why is irrelevant ... I would like to know if or how Aneroid OSes, in general, load apps into memory, ...
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Disable Android Apps - Application Manager

Some apps in Application Manager are completely greyd out and cannot be disabled. Is there any way to override this?
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How to kill processes to get maximum available RAM?

I am trying to kill all unwanted background processes (especially the ones started by zygote) on a rooted android phone (any version and any model), so that I have the maximum possible RAM available ...
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Process priority of music player?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S+ with Cyanogenmod 10.1 (built 2013-04-15) (Kernel 3.0.73-rc1-PhenomKernel-V3) and music playback is stuttering when the phone is locked/standby most of the time. Some days ...
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How do I keep given apps always running? Looking for how to relaunch them periodically

Throughout the day, my phone's kernel kills my memory-resident apps at random, probably because the phone had run out of memory. The apps are Backitude, Dropsync, Llama, MightyText, and Screebl. ...
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How to find files related to a process

I was using adb shell to have a peek at what's going on a Sony Xperia Z phone. I've noticed a few services (e.g. com.sonymobile.socialengine.plugins, com.google.android.youtube, etc.). I'd like to ...
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Can I make Google Play not run a background process (on CM10)?

There is always a background process for Google Play Market in the CyanogenMod 10 system (Android 4.1.x). I don't like this. Since my device (Samsung Galaxy S) doesn't have much memory, I'd like to ...
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Android 4.0.3 sluggish: nandd process hogging CPU

I have an Allwinner A10 tablet clone. While working the tablet "freezes" regularly but not too frequently for a strech of time between 2 and 15 seconds. Described differently: the tablet is useable ...
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Can't run Doggcatcher and Endomondo simultaneously

I'd like to listen to music with Doggcatcher and record the routes with Endomondo while bicycling. The problem is, when I start Endomondo, after a couple of minutes Android kills Doggcatcher. When I ...
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New Television icon appeared in my Android desktop

I have noticed a new Television icon appeared in my Android desktop. I have not clicked the icon thinking it could be a virus or spam. Never installed any Television application and I dont know how it ...
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what apps are running? [closed]

A few months back I started developing an app that read incoming sms messages and saved them in a db. A few days ago I went to revisit the app and had a quick look in the db where I discovered the ...
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“Restrict Background data” with Jelly Bean on tf300t ASUS tablet

On my tf300t ASUS tablet (with wifi only) I tried to set "Restrict Background Data" following Settings->Data Usage->three boxes in the upper right corner, but there is no such option. I read on ...
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In what version of Android was process caching first implemented?

Android can cache app processes to improve start-up times for subsequent app executions. You can see this capability on some devices by going to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications (or just ...
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What is AlertRecipients system process?

On specified Android 2.3.6 device, there is a system process called: AlertRecipients What does it mean/do?
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Why is there such a difference in thr amount RAM used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The RAM total of the apps “Running” never equals the “Used Ram” shown below on the scale I'm owning a Nexus 7 running on 4.2.1. This is a screenshot of the amount of RAM ...
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How to find pid of Battery Service?

I am able to find the pid of System server using ps. And I can find info about the system server process through /proc/pidof system_server. But I dont see (or unable to find) the pid of the other ...
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What is BluetoothTest process?

I am on android jelly bean and I keep noticing this process called "BluetoothTest" and I don't know what it actually does. I tried searching online for it but only ended up with other people ...
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Why is Google Maps always running in the background?

I'm running on JB. The Google Maps application always seems to have 2 instances running in the background inspite of turning the GPS off. Is there a clean solution to prevent it from ever running in ...