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Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by cloudius, May 1, 2010.

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  1. cloudius
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    Be warned, the application known as Google Goggles has been deemed highly malicious by countless downloaders. The application hardly functions as it should, and as is evident by my own expeirence and tons of the comments, this application cannot be uninstalled. If anyone knows a way to remove an app that is acting this way please respond to this, and to all users, don't think that just because an app is made by google that its safe, it still amazes me that they put their name on this trash.
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    Would you please share with us WHY you think it is malicious? What does it do that is malicious?
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    My thoughts exactly.
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    Perhaps it's malicious in its extreme incompetence.

    Like Homer when he causes nuclear disasters...
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    A foil hat should cover the maliciousness problem, though from the sound of your post, you are already wearing one. This is possibly why no one has responded to your post in the google support forum.
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    I am basing this off of multiple comments, as far as I kno w because I'm not too tech savvy is that the stupid thing will not uninstall, any app that inconviences the user in such a way would be considered malicious would it not? Some comments suggest it is taking information it shouldn't need for the app, but I dunno about that.
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    root explorer systen/app remove simple right or am i missing something



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    dam someone best me to it. Lol
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    I would hazard a guess that the OP is not rooted.


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    Anyone who automatically assumes something is safe because of a brand name is a fool, what I said shouldn't have been new news. Also, why would you even respond to this if you don't even address the question?
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    Lol you are cprrect, what is rooted?
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    oh here we go


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    I'm sorry but what exactly is that supposed to mean? We don't all know what you kmnow so why wouldn't you just explin it to me instead of acting like a jerk?
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    rooted/unlocked your phone. opening up root access to your phone means you can essentially access any file on your phone, including system files. so, if you have "root" access you could essentially go into the system/app folder and take out goggles yourself.

    I personally don't think its malicious, but it is VERY aggravating when you can't uninstall an app without root access (visual voice mail anyone?). But you did make a valid point in that it is foolish to trust something because of a brand name.
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    rooting means you have superuser permission over anything you do on your fone! thats means you can do anything you want example remove google goggles



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    I'm sorry, and WHY is it malicious?
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    or remove it with a custom script within terminal emulator, but thats a long explanation in itself
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    Why exactly is he being a jerk? Its just the highest talked about topic is all.
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    the guy toook my oh here we go the wrong way that is exactly why i said that



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    Thanks for the explanation, is there a how to guide u can link me to root my phone?
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