I factory reset my phone and all the aps I downloaded came back automatically. The whole point of the factory reset was to get RID of these aps! Too many downloaded to want to uninstall each separately.
I talked to the idiots at the Verizon store and they told me its because I have Astro installed. So I uninstalled Astro and did another factory reset.
All my programs came back, INCLUDING Astro which I had uninstalled manually.
Now... I've gone and rooted my phone, backed it up, and loaded a ROM (CM6) and wouldn't ya know it? All those stupid aps are back again!
How do I stop the auto-reloading of aps to my phone? This is more annoying than a Tab Key where the Space Bar should be!