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    i think i just got my first spyware/adware on my pearl. i was doing a reverse number lookup in the superpages app, which locked up (well, it is in beta). i did a soft reset, and when the desktop came back up, i had a new icon on my desktop for handango inhand. what the f'ing f?

    edit: great! there's no entry for it in applications for me to remove it. heads will roll!!
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    Re: wtf? new icon

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    Ouch that's sucks

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    Re: wtf? new icon

    Have you tried removal with the DM?

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    Re: wtf? new icon

    not yet. i'm still steaming. i did hide the icon for now. i've never bought anything from handango. oh, wait, i got my free empower from there. i'm just at a loss. i feel so dirty...
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    Re: wtf? new icon

    what you can do is go to options>advanced options>applications>menu>modules.
    look for the modules related to that app, and you can delete it that way. it really is adware or anything like that. if you ever went to handango from your bb browser, it wont let look at the site unless you download that app which will let you kow when new software comes out and allows you to search the programs they offer, hope that helps

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    Re: wtf? new icon

    I read somewhere else that the new T-Mobile pearls are coming with that icon on them also, I wonder if there is some relation?

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    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...rl_colors.html

    Quote Originally Posted by mapalmer67
    i got the gold 8100 today traded them my white one for it . i only had 10 days. to me it really doesn't look like gold more like a bronze . has some new icons on it also like handango inhand , and well a my fav icon. seems like the speaker is alote louder than my white one might just be my imagination. not sure which os is in these though. i don't know where to look? anyway's i'm stoked. love the new color
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    Re: wtf? new icon

    relax... go into your service books and remove from in there.

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    Re: wtf? new icon

    Quote Originally Posted by Krad
    relax... go into your service books and remove from in there.
    good call, thx. makes me feel better to at least know how it got there. still, i don't remember ever giving handango permission to push down sw to my device. btw, i know its harmless. i knew it was harmless the second i saw it. it just freaked me out (and pissed me off) that it showed up without my knowledge or permission. i'm gonna call tmo today and ask them if they're responsible.
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    Re: wtf? new icon

    careers are pushing out that and telenav, depending on the device you have.

    you can easily remove the service books for that, wap bookmarks, oz messenger.. etc.

    if you want them back you can just re-register in host routing table.

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    Re: wtf? new icon

    okay, i just got off the phone with tmo and the nice young phone jockey confirmed that they (tmo) have partnered with handango and are pushing out the inhand service book. not a big deal, but doesn't necessarily make me happy.
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    Re: wtf? new icon

    Same thing happened to me.... But it reordered my bookmarks list and remove the Blackberry help page bookmark......
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    Re: wtf? new icon

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    I've been trying to remove telenav and handango in hand for quite some time. I have an unlocked 8800 and when I updated my bb software from the T-Mobile website, it started to push these to applications. If anyone have an idea how to permantly removed them without performing a "wipe handheld" action, I would greatly appreciated.

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    Re: wtf? new icon

    Quote Originally Posted by doxaso
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    I've been trying to remove telenav and handango in hand for quite some time. I have an unlocked 8800 and when I updated my bb software from the T-Mobile website, it started to push these to applications. If anyone have an idea how to permantly removed them without performing a "wipe handheld" action, I would greatly appreciated.
    delete the service books associated with them
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    Re: wtf? new icon

    Which 411 service caused this? tia
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    Re: wtf? new icon

    How do you delete service books?
    Wtf! Today when I resend service books I got that freaking icon. Hate it.

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