I see no common rule across Android questions on IS SE. For example my post about possible infection of Android device was considered off-topic, however this typical broad question post which gives generic recommendations is perfectly on-topic. What is the point?

In don't ask there is no single section that mentions Android and here also there was no consensus. Can anybody explain the policy?


It's because your question was specific about the process for how to determine how this one app was installed.

Broad general questions of security on certain devices are on-topic here. But "how do I do X on system Y?" are better asked on the sites dedicated to that system (Server Fault for servers, Super User for general consumer devices, Ask Different for Mac, etc.)

  • Ok, but as it seems canonical question as discussed here is needed anyway. There are not so much security pros on Android SE and here might be better audience
    – Suncatcher
    Jan 28 '20 at 7:30
  • But you don't need a security pro for what you asked. Ultimately, what you asked was not a security question. It has security implication, but is not about security. You asked for the process/commands for a particular task.
    – schroeder Mod
    Jan 28 '20 at 7:31

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