I found this “Aptoide” app on my Samsung Galaxy A5 the other day but I certainly don’t recall downloading it. I opened it up and somehow got to the updates section. It showed me available updates for a bunch of apps, some of which I have but others I don’t. I’m wondering if one of my kids might be up to something on my phone and need some guidance. It shows a list of apps that have pending “updates” and then below it, it shows a list of “installed apps”. There is a weird messenger app called “Messagerie double” that you can see in one of the images. I don’t see that app anywhere on my phone and I guarantee I never downloaded it.
I’ve attached photos for example.
Apps I’ve never downloaded include:
- Messagerie double
- SVC Agent
- Network Diagnostic
- slocation (Another one not pictured but the same green Android logo)
- bootagent (Another one not pictured but the same green Android logo)
Does its presence under Aptoides “Updates” section indicate it does reside somewhere, hidden on my phone? And if so, how do I access it? Am I right to suspect these are somehow being used on my phone without my knowledge?