Widget magically appeared

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by tituswife, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. tituswife

    tituswife Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2011
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    Bump

    A widget that says market showed up on a desktop. When I touch it, it goes to a website, Handango, an app website. I've never been there before! How did it get there?

    Please help solve this mystery! Thanks!

    Sent from my stock Thunderbolt
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  2. Gudasau

    Gudasau Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +0
    Did you ever find your answer? My Bionic got it this morning. I've never downloaded this, just got up this morning and there it was on my home screen.....
     
  3. aaf709

    aaf709 Nice Guy Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,178
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    So Cal
    Ratings:
    +49
    Have you tried Airpush Detector? It may be from another app you installed.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
  4. Gudasau

    Gudasau Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yes, I have. No luck. It doesn't show up in my apps either
     
  5. JRParsons

    JRParsons Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2011
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Mass.
    Ratings:
    +17
    Run airpush detector from the market, it's most likely an app. Usually some free music app.

    Sent from my Illudium PU - 36 Explosive Space Modulator.
     
  6. Gudasau

    Gudasau Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've tried Air Push and nothing comes up. I have searched my apps and it doesn't show up there. I opened it and it's "Handango Apps" It's for a bunch of free apps I've never heard of. I can delete the widget, but would really like to know where it came from and if it's still going to lurk around somewhere in my phone. I'm not very savvy with the tech side of my droid. I'm not rooted, stock, & running 5.9.902.XT875
     
  7. ThisSpaceForRent

    ThisSpaceForRent New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    This just happened to me after my phone turned off randomly, and restarted two or three times. Now it's on my homescreen.
     
  8. jimmyco2008

    jimmyco2008 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    3G Florida
    Ratings:
    +1
    Are you all on the stock ROM? Sounds like Verizon is pushing crap ware....

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums
     
  9. ThisSpaceForRent

    ThisSpaceForRent New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm on stock, but if it was doing that it would have forced it on me when market upgraded, at least I assume. That's when all the other bloatware auto-updated. I cleared all data in my market and it hasn't reappeared.
     
  10. jimmyco2008

    jimmyco2008 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    3G Florida
    Ratings:
    +1
    I went to a Sense ROM, not stock really, it is the partial Sense 4.0 port over at the Rootzwiki Development Forum... Anyway I think I have it too- purple icon that says "apps". Now that it's my problem, I will be looking into this more.....

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums
     
  11. Larry_ThaGr81

    Larry_ThaGr81 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,030
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Hesperia
    Ratings:
    +0
    For those of you with the widget, what recent applications have you guys installed prior to seeing the widget? My guess is that you guys probably can narrow down your culprit if it's an actual app that's causing this. If I come across this widget, then I'll let you guys know what apps I recently installed before that.
     
  12. 94lt1

    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    12,623
    Likes Received:
    1,334
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +1,426
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo
    I had this stupid Fandango widget pop up when i downloaded kill office jerk. The game was actually sorta fun... but just stopped after a few kills. But as soon as it did quit, I saw that stupid widget that you're talking about. I sent the developer an email, no reply.
    There was another widget that was there too. I just deleted them and uninstalled them.
    sent from my MAXX.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  13. 94lt1

    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    12,623
    Likes Received:
    1,334
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +1,426
    Current Phone Model:
    Droid Turbo
    Upon actually reading the description... it says that you receive these apps to keep their app free. Go look in the apps you've downloaded in the play store. Read in the descriptions.

    sent from my MAXX.
     
  14. jimmyco2008

    jimmyco2008 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,024
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    3G Florida
    Ratings:
    +1
    Damn, I just installed all of my "downloaded" apps at once yesterday.... ehhh it's not that important, but if we agreed to it in app terms, it's our faults for being too lazy to read the description. Not that it's a big deal, like everyone else I removed it.
     
  15. TisMyDroid

    TisMyDroid Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4,451
    Likes Received:
    354
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Central New York
    Ratings:
    +354
    I got the same widget and was equally puzzled. Razr Maxx, not rooted, recently installed battery calibration & skyvi. It did not show up in list if widgets when long pressing home screen & no apps downloaded saying handango or anything similar. Very strange!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using DroidForums
     
Search tags for this page
handango android
,

handango android remove

,

handango app removal

,
handango apps
,

handango apps remove

,

handango remove android

,
handango uninstall
,
how did handango get on my phone
,
how to remove handango from android phone
,

remove handango android