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  1. personinneed

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    Hello all,

    I am badly in need of a particular app which is not avaialable in the Indian version of Android market but in other countries(I have no idea know why!)
    When i Googled it i found that it is available for download in torrents for free.

    I'm pretty sure its a paid app.But it is available for free download (.apk) in torrents

    I need your advice about it.Should i download it or not?

    Is it safe to do so? I know that i cant update it anymore.Anymore problems i should me aware of??

    Especially viruses n all..

    Any help is appreciated..Thx!
     

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    I never trust the torrents. They are a breeding ground for nastiness. Offering a paid app for free is a red flag for a malware delivery vector.

    The second and probably more important reason not to download a paid app from a free site is that it's stealing from the developer.

    Can you not contact the developer directly and purchase the app that way?
     
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    I totally agree with you on the second reason.This is the only reason i deleted applanet from my phone when my friend installed it a long time ago.

    I already tried contacting him last week but he didnt reply yet

    And what exactly do u mean by malware.I'm a noob here

    Is there a way to detect malware and any other dangers if i use that apk instead.I just need that one app.I have already bought many apps and am happy with that
     
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    What's the name of the app? Via the market website, there's normally a developers website listed somewhere on the app page. They may offer some way of purchasing the app on there.
     
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    The problem actually is that i forgot its name.Il have call my friend to find out.Il let u know soon
     
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    The problem with a lot of malware is that it designed to look like a perfectly legitimate app to the malware scanners, especially if you've given it permission and access, which by installing a suspect .apk file you did. You can try Lookout Security, but it's no guarantee.
     
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    Thx for the info.But i guess i wont take that risk

    n btw i found out that the app is not compatible with my phone

    Also the app i found in a torrent was a different app.

    My problem is solved.Thread can be closed
     

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