Did anyone elses Zenfone 6 (from Gearbest) come with Facebook installed?

SupraSupra Level 2
edited September 2020 in ZenFone 6
Kinda concerned given I heard the only third party app should be an Asus weather app. I had Facebook, Messenger, and I still have a 'Facebook App manager' and 'Facebook app installer' which I can't remove.

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  • Supra said:
    Kinda concerned given I heard the only third party app should be an Asus weather app. I had Facebook, Messenger, and I still have a 'Facebook App manager' and 'Facebook app installer' which I can't remove.
    I had Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and maybe something more. 
  • SupraSupra Level 2
    I had Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and maybe something more. 
    Ah yes Instagram! Did you get from GearBest?
  • _jis__jis_ Level 5
    On my EU version which I bought in Alza I uninstalled Instagram, Facebook and Messenger.
    I deactivated Duo, Facebook App Installer, Facebook App Manager and Facebook Services.
  • SupraSupra Level 2
    _jis_ said:
    I deactivated Duo, Facebook App Installer, Facebook App Manager and Facebook Services.
    When I disable Duo and Chrome, they re-enable themselves. Have you found that?
    Either way, I'm glad this is normal. It just didn't seem to reflect what YouTube reviewers were saying, was that it was really stock and had no bloatware.
  • _jis__jis_ Level 5
    edited August 2019
    I didn't say a word about Chrome, but everything I uninstalled and disabled the first day is still uninstalled and disabled two months later.
  • SupraSupra Level 2
    Interesting, they seem to re-enable themselves for me.
  • _jis__jis_ Level 5
    Somehow you had to cause it and then confirm it. It will not do it by itself.
    Did you exactly the same as me?
    I uninstalled Instagram, Facebook and Messenger.
    I deactivated Duo, Facebook App Installer, Facebook App Manager and Facebook Services.
  • SupraSupra Level 2
    It's only Duo and Chrome that re-enable, Gmail, Drive, Play Movies and Play Music don't re-enable. I've disabled them again, let's see what happens.
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