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Nook HD receiving junk non-Nook downloads

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I have a Nook HD that locks up from time to time- once I able to do a hard shutdown and restart, I notice there are massive amounts of junk dowloads- one time it numbered over 100, this current time I stopped it at 75. They are not Nook based- each file is marked with random alpha-numeric codes followed by (dot)AndroidCoverMedium_Aspect.


One example is 01Q007CsPEOdi36lupS7UA.AndroidCoverMedium_Aspect. No two are the same- all random in the format described. In order to remove them, I have to delete each one individually. Is the Nook HD susceptible to a virus or uninvited file downloads?  Not real confident in hooking the device up to a computer at this point- cannot find anything on Android forums describing this. Please advise.

Categories: Hardware
by Wulfraed on ‎04-29-2014 06:52 AM

Based on the name, they sound like some sort of thumbnail images for books. 


Are you using some third party utility to read or manage the content?

by NookGardener on ‎05-01-2014 08:14 AM

It sounds like an app that is set up to auto download/update by itself. Try checking the settings of all apps you have installed. (Launchers, screen savers, any news feed type apps.) changing the settings and clearing the cache should get rid of the files.

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