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Suspected malware on stock apps in a Mediatek mtk65* based phone

I am sorry but you totally misinterpret the scanner results. In both cases one of 61 scanners has detected something - that looks more like a false-positive. Additionally the scanners that detected ...
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So if Draw Over Other Apps is a bad thing, why are so many people wanting to enable the process?

There's a few issues going on here. Permissions and storage use The "Draw over other apps" permission and "Allow background data" permissions have nothing to do with storage. If you're only changing ...
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What are all these Google internet hosts (domains) and why is stripped-down Android connecting to all of them?

I don't know the purpose of all hosts, but here is what I know: connectivitycheck.gstatic.com On this host typically only the URL https://connectivitycheck.gstatic.com/generate_204 is used. It is used ...
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Why does Android OS data usage not count?

As far as I can tell, Android OS (sometimes called OS + others) is not actually a real application to say. Basing this on one data application I've used it is explained; It is a "catch all" pseudo-...
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Why do restricted apps still use data?

Amazon is using data in two cases: Foreground : App is active (foremost on screen), screen is on and user interacting with it. You would have probably done that in response to a notification or ad ...
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Android massive background data usage 38 GB month

Netguard can be an amazing choice in this situation. You can block apps from taking up unnecessary data, and can also allow apps of your choice to use data. I would most probably uninstall that email ...
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How to get an overview of which app are allowed to background data for Android 7

Not sure about GUI interface you want or a third party app that may do this for you, you can use CLI (terminal app or adb shell): ~$ dumpsys netpolicy | grep '^[ ]*UID=.*METERED_BACKGROUND' UID=...
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Does "Data Saver" also apply to metered Wi-Fi?

Yes, Data Saver option applies to metered Wi-Fi. As quoted here: From Android 7.0 (API level 24), users can enable Data Saver on a device-wide basis in order to optimize their device's data usage, ...
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When turned on wi -fi something unknown uses data suddenly

Yes i found the answer.. settings-> about phone -> tap build number for few times(that enables developer tools..) settings -> developer tools -> background processes limit -> no background process ...
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What are all these Google internet hosts (domains) and why is stripped-down Android connecting to all of them?

@Robert has already given an answer to several addresses. I will just add my 2 cents for the following: history.google.com: relates to your account activities (searches , youtube, location, etc). ...
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Does restricting background data for an app turn off notifications too?

It depends on the app - the messaging service used. For Facebook, yes, you will recieve notifications since it uses GCM (Google Cloud Messaging). So will other apps using GCM. GCM is a part of ...
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Does restricting background data for an app turn off notifications too?

If you're still connected to WIFI you should still receive those notifications. It sounds like you're just turning off the mobile data(as stated on my Galaxy S5), but not the WIFI data. If you're ...
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Why do Docs, Sheets and Slides keep recreating their data?

You shoud disable those apps: Go to Settings › Apps – where you usually deleted the data before deleting data: push the "force close" button to make sure the app is not running. Else it might ...
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Completely disabling cellular data and limiting apps only to WiFi when available

First, "not possible" is a straight lie. The carrier is perfectly capable of turning that feature off and limit you to "calls and SMS only". They simply don't want to. Second, you could try some ...
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Disabled mobile data but some data still transmitted

Install app like Glasswire and you can monitor your outgoing traffic. Or you can use firewall apps and try to disable the data on every app.
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How to stop Android apps starting automatically when internet connect?

You can go to the app info screen (Settings > Apps [> App List] > Select App) then click on Data Usage. This provides a number of options to control its access to network. You do need Android 5.0 or ...
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Why is Maps using outrageous amounts of background data?

You can prevent it by activating "Restrict app background data" (seen in your second screenshot). There is also the Datally app (from Google itself), which allows you to block internet access for ...
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Automatically toggle background data for a given app

Tasker now has this inbuilt! Actions->Net->Network access It allows per-app or global settings.
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How to prevent apps from using WiFi network?

In the place described on the linked page¹ you can mark selected APs to be dealt with as if they were "mobile networks" – i.e. "background data restrictions" which usually apply to mobile networks ...
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Does turning off cellular data override restrict background data?

I see three questions: 1.) Does cellular data off override restrict background data? A: No. It's possible to get Background Data through WiFi. 2.) I have always assumed that turning off cellular ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

Because they can. In Android you can create background services and do a lot with them, whereas in iOS Apple does not allow you to do this. Both use push notifications to get your new messages when ...
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Do applications run in user profiles that are not active / run in background profiles?

I was going to ask this same question. I noticed that there are some anecdotal answers available here, but I wanted to see some documentation. Here is what I've found. Based on Android Open Source ...
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Restrict data for google play services

You can forcibly restrict Google Play Services data consumption however it will impact the 'seamlessness' of your android experience. Google Play Services are responsible for keeping your android in ...
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How can I run WhatsApp so that I am always online?

You can use a Modded Whatsapp such as GbWhatsapp,FMWhatsapp etc. they have an option to keep you always Online
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