What App do you NOT want to Install?

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    Because it severly drains the battery, or for any other reason.
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    anti virus apps, task killers....
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    Advance Task Killer. It seems like it causes problems just by being in the Droid.
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    Yep....DEFINITELY don't install those 2 kinds of apps....before anything else, those are the worst for the well-being of your precious Droid
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    Like what? I haven't run into any. Comes in handy when Pandora freezes up.
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    Anti-Virus has no purpose. Task killer I'm against, but if you decide to keep one installed, disable the 'auto kill' function. Only use it to manually kill. Leaving it running in the background with free reign will eventually lead to problems.
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    Windows 3.1
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    I personally liked 3.1, but then again, last time I had a computer with it I was about 7 or so, not quite sure.
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    +1 for anything anti-virus related. About as pointless as tits on a man
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    yep the anti virus is a battery draining foool!
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    Launcher 2.1 as it causes to many FC, hangs and reboots.
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    Really, you guys are against Advanced Task Killer. That was actually the first app I downloaded, due to a couple of my friends suggesting it. I haven't noticed any problems within the first 48 hours of usage.
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    I remember typing win at the DOS prompt to load windows. That's right, you typed win because 3.1 was full of it.
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    This isn't Windows Mobile. Any apps that aren't being used after a while are closed automatically, unless you have a rogue app but that can be shut down anyways by going to menu>settings>applications>running services
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    I have ATK since I got my Droid, about two months ago.... Never had a problem with it.

    What app won't I load? Any of the "home replacement" apps. Nothing but FC's with them when I tried them out. No AV programs either..

    In general my Droid runs with little fuss.
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    I've been running ATK since day one, on launch date, Nov 6. Have yet to have any problem with it.

    Also running Lookout Mobile, for the ability to locate my phone if lost/stolen. While I don't care if it has AV on it, it does, and I think the app is worth it. Again, no problems with it either.

    Won't app *won't* I install? Hmmm, haven't thought about that.
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    So is it an irreversible issue? Or if I notice issues can I just delete the app and all's well?

    I really don't want to mess up this thing, I like it too much!
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    I think task manager apps are great for the purpose of stopping runaway apps. I also sometimes use one to kill the Market app to *force* a refresh (haven't found another way).

    But using them to auto-kill Apps is redundant and silly...Android already does this by design, and it has a heck of a lot of more information about how to make such a decision than a task killer.

    Yes, a task killer can save battery life, but only by knocking out badly written applications, which you should simply uninstall from your phone.
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    No, it's not "irreversible." Most new users install a task killer as they get used to the Droid. And they're "educational" in the sense that you begin to learn what is "in memory" (not necessarily "running") on your phone. But indiscriminate "task killing" generally does more harm than good. If your phone is running slowly or an application is lagging, try turning the phone off and back on. That will almost always resolve the problem.

    As others have noted, it's sometimes necessary to "kill" a "runaway" or "hung" application. And for that specific purpose a task killer is useful. (Though often you can't get to it when that happens and you have to turn off your phone anyhow.)

    It appears that most folks have found that "Advanced Task Manager" is a better choice than "Advanced Task Killer" for this purpose. I personally never had any problems with the former, but find the latter to be more informative when I'm curious about what is going on beneath the covers on my phone. Eventually I uninstalled ATK.
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