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These apps keep showing up in my data usage screen. I have no idea what they are or where they came from. There are 25 of them by the way. All they seem to do is use up data and interfere with my phones operation. I.E. slowing it down, closing other programs, opening Google play asking me to download one thing or another, pretty sure they've ended a couple of my calls. Though I can't prove it. NO anti-malware picks them up.

If it is an app I've installed causing the problem how do I figure out which one (short of installing them one at a time)? Is there anyway to get rid of them (short of formatting phone again or performing a factory reset)?

I'm not a pro so I need it simply explained. Not dumb either. My phone is not rooted and I'd rather not if I don't have to. It looks like a pain and I'm not great with Linux systems. My phone it a ZTE Rapido LTE model Z932L, Android version 4.1.2. Any help would be great.

Edit: I don't think the question that is similar to mine answers my question. Tho the are very similar. I did not have my phone updated or messed with by the company I bought it from. Its a straight talk phone. To my knowledge there isn't anywhere I could take it. I have factory reset my phone twice and the problem continues. It could very well be something I did (infact that's the most likely conclusion). If it is I need to know what so I don't do it again lol. Also added screen shot of "removed apps," and two more have popped up since I posted this question. I have not uninstalled anything.

removed apps screen shot of some of the 25 unknown apps
Screenshots (click images for larger variants)

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    Another similar question: An unknown app called 10102 shows up in Data Usage graph – Gokul NC Dec 29 '15 at 13:00
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    I think these are just the uninstalled apps that have used data. – Gokul NC Dec 29 '15 at 13:02
  • @GokulNC though that wouldn't explain the slowing-down and closing of other apps. Still, that might be a different unrelated thing; uninstalled apps make sense with those screenshots. // Anthony: Did you uninstall a bunch of apps lately? Have you tried restarting your device and see if those "number candidates" still turn up? – Izzy Dec 29 '15 at 13:37
  • First off let me say thank you for the help. I really appreciate it. @Izzy When I first noticed them ( the numbers) I had not uninstalled anything. Since then I have uninstalled 4 or 5 apps such as 360 secerety and battery doctor. Yes I have restarted my phone and they remain. Wish it that. – Anthony Dec 30 '15 at 4:56
  • @GokuINC I have my doubts as to them being uninstalled apps for two reason one being the number of them and two the is a section called removed app that shows the data they used before being uninstalled. I will replace one of the screen shots to show it. Could they still be apart of an app I uninstalled? – Anthony Dec 30 '15 at 4:56

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