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APK Black market

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Crayola, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Crayola

    Crayola Member
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    Jul 29, 2010
    Is it risky to install APKs found on the interwebz to my phone if i have scanned them with an antivirus first? (AVG) Would antivirus even pick anything up?

    I want betterkeyboard for free because the HTC_IME has me sadly disappointed :( Thank you for whatever halp you may have :D


  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2009
    Welcome to the forum! :D

    A couple of observations:

    [​IMG] You say that you want [a paid app] for free. That alone might be enough to get you in hot water with the admins, so for the sake of discussion I'm going to assume that I misread your intention. :cool:

    Scanning APK files with [a Windows anti-virus program] may protect your Windows pc from being infected by a malicious download, but it won't do anything for your Android. It would seem that there are no viruses for the Android platform (but that might change of course). As you note, your scanner is probably not even capable of detecting threats to Android.

    No matter where you got your app, it should ask for permissions at install-time, and that's where you should pay attention -- as always.
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