Have data, talk, text plan, on Moto E6
Downloaded a reputable weather app from the playstore, in the app was an ad for a Live Radar app -I clicked on it and installed. This is where the problem started - somehow it put on my phone something called a Browser (icon is a blue/white world globe) - this thing is now a slide-out on the left side of my screen. My normal app icons are now mostly removed from the screen but still on the phone. In the listing of apps (where you swipe up) there is a row of “recommended” apps - no idea where that came from, and at the bottom of the phone are ads that look to be spam-like.
There is also on my home screen a blue down arrow, which is just a spam-like listing of ads.
How can I get my phone back to normal? The “Browser” and “Live Radar” things can’t not be uninstalled using the normal press and drag to the top.
Thanks very much for your help. This is troubling. I’ve never had ads and spam problems. Also senior citizen, not that tech savy.