I see it now. I was looking for an App with an icon... (duh me).
I am not overly worried about it.
Motorola or Verizon....it's on my Droid 2 global.....been there since day 1.
But not for long, I pick up my maxx tomorrow
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I was looking at all Apps in my app drawer. Not under All in Manage Apps. I got it too.
I guess it makes sense that we'd all be on the watch list - no doubt Apple devices are exempt.
I agree that Motorola or Verizon would be smart enough to rename the software something else besides, "Data Collector" if they were being clandestine about the whole thing but there is zero proof that these are from Motorola or Verizon. At least not yet. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who has them but that does not confirm that Moto or VZ installed them only that they exist in multiple places. Could these be malware from the Market? Possibly.
Can anyone with a rooted phone try to uninstall the apps? Can you? IF so, what happens?
I'm rooted and have frozen all data collection/provider apps using Titanium backup. I haven't notice any negative affects although it does cause the Android System to hang (this can be seen in running services after freezing the apps). A simple reboot fixes the issue however. I definitely wouldn't delete or uninstall these or any other system apps as it's always possible that it may cause problems going forward. Not to mention it will most probably cause problems when installing OTA updates.