I just got my HTC Incredible and loaded up "Advanced Task Manager" to help me close down apps/functions that I'm no longer using. The problem is, I go to the Task Manager, click "Kill Selected Tasks", and all the unecessary programs disappear... for like 10 SECONDS. If I go BACK into Advanced Task Manager 15 seconds later, it shows 10 more apps that apparently just started up on their own...
Currently the list shows City ID, Stocks, VZ Navigator, Messages, Peep, V CAST Apps, Note Everything, Skype Mobile, Settings, and Friend Stream all running. Of those things, I have NOT used City ID, Stocks, VZ Navigator, Peep, V CAST Apps, Skype Mobile, or Friend Stream today at all.
Now, if I hit "Kill Selected Taks" they all go away. But now I'll go back to my homescreen, then back into Advanced Task Manager, and it already shows Stocks and Settings as up and running, in less than 10 seconds. If I do it again, now Skype is back up.
I go to these apps and click on the menu/options and I see no option for not having them automatically start up. What's going on here? Any help would be appreciated.
Edit to Add: I just searched through the forums and found a post that seems to apply to this, indicating that, apparently, you aren't SUPPOSED to kill these apps... rather you should let the OS kinda "do it's thing" with them. I'd read somewhere that killing the apps you weren't using was the best way to save battery life, but if that's not the case, its ok by me. Feel free to delete this post, mods.