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How to download apk files without getting malware injection?

Hi everyone,
I want to download quite a number of games and apps to my PC and mobile phones, google play sometimes is not really useful for me, so I have to download from different websites for each game. Many people tell me there would be a lot of malwares if I download from an untrustworthy sources. Is there any recommendation for me? Which website to use and what kind of malware I may get?
Thanks so much Happy

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there is no way to know

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any reason why you do not want to download from google play? usually when someone wants to download from third party is is because they do not want to pay for the app or they live in a country where it would not be legal to download.

the reality is, when you download from third party sites, it could be good today but tomorrow you can get some sort of malware. There is no real answer for this other than download at your own risk or download only from authorized sources.

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Re: malware

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You can get all malware that the site owner puts in it. No guarantees can be given.

So only use website you really trust and be sure to have an antivirus on your PC and phones, and a good (image) backup of your PC and a good backup of your phone (in the cloud).

In case of doubt: don't do it.

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So far none. And some result in having to reflash the phone

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The risk is too high today. The good news is this is helping sales of new phones as the phone is bricked. (Bad news to the owners.)

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download android apps without google play

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If you mean to download android apps without google play, you can try some alternative apps to google play, such as slideme, 1mobile, mobango. These apps are big names, so I suppose the apps are safe to download.

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Beware of Malware

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I will suggest to use only trusted sites to download. Most of the 3rd party sites have malware and no one can know it before downloading. So I will suggest not to use these sites. If you have to use these sites, keep licenced anti virus also to decrease the damage of malware.

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Download apk file without malware

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You can download the files from trusted sites try to get the file form https extension sites these are the way you can avoid the malware sites when download apk file.

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