If you search around the net you'll see tons of people who hate the bloatware compnies put on their phones, but some people here actully like it? I'm sorry but given I bought the phone I should decide what apps go on it.Bloatware is a huge issue. hideing apps does nothing as it just hides it. its still on the phone regardless.
I'm sure nobody actually "likes" bloatware, some of us have just learned that it is a fact of buying most Android phones from Verizon.
I totally agree with Demmo. I understand why it is there. I also understand I can delete the icon, so I rarely see anything about the app unless I look at my app list. Out of site, out of mind.
I also understand these apps do not use any resources I could access anyways and even though they are open,they are inactive and are not adding to the CPU usage.
As demmo86rt said, none of us like bloatware. Verizon is not the only carrier who puts bloatware on their phones. They all do, AT&T, T-mobile, and Sprint. For cell phones, it's a fact of life, so I learned to live with it. I can delete the icons from the screens and I can download apps which will allow me to hide them. I can go into settings and force close them. I live with them. Don't like it, but than again, I don't like having to get up every morning and go to work. That's life.
Out of curiosity, how did you "know" that it was running? If it's because you installed a task killer and it always showed up in the apps list, running isn't really the right term. Some apps get pre-loaded into RAM so that they load up quicker. These pre-loaded apps will be removed from the RAM if that space is needed for a user activated app. This DOES NOT mean they are using CPU cycles, which is what causes battery drain.