I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running a rooted stock firmware, Occasionally I get a popup from my superuser application saying that an application that I did not specifically install or launch has requested root access. I always deny these requests, obviously, but I'm not sure why they happen in the first place.
The most recent was from "Google Backup Transport", which, being a preinstalled application, seems like it shouldn't be asking me for root. At least one other person appears to be having the same issue, but I can't seem to find much information about it. I don't remember the previous application names, as it only seems to happen every several weeks or so, but it is not the same application every time.
Could this be indicative of a malware infection? If not, why is it happening?
EDIT: It just happened again - this time it was SyncMLSvc requesting root access - it seems to be a Samsung service.