I think my D2 has spyware..what do I do?

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    Hey all,

    Last night I noticed an app on my main home page that I did not install or place there. It was called something like Droid Apps or something along those lines. I looked through my app list and could not find the app that was on my home page, so I grabbed the app and dragged it to the trash bin to delete it.
    This morning, I noticed a new app on my home page. This one is called "Top Apps DROID Apps". Just like the one last night, I cannot find it in the app list.

    I did not download either of these apps or place them on my home page. Im concerned that if I just delete it, another will pop up. Im most concerned about spyware, bloatware and keyloggers that would put information on my phone in jeopardy.

    I have Norton Security app installed and ran an anti-maleware scan which didnt find anything.


    Is this something I should be concerned about? How can I remove or delete this thoroughly?
    Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Download the app Airpush Detector from the play store and run it. You probably have an app pushing other apps.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Last night I downloaded 2 other apps from the app store, Jet Car Stunts lite and Gun Shot Sounds. Ive had Jet Car Stunts lite installed before so my suspicion is with Gun Shot Sounds. I have since removed the app. I will check out Airpush Detector and see what it does.
     
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    Great. Report back if it helps.
     
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    I installed AirPush Detector and let it run most of the day. I only have the option to refresh but it says no installed notification ad apps detected.
    Ill see if any other apps pop up.
     
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