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  1. prepbgg

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    Is it safe to download and install any Android apps that are available on the internet? Or are there recommended 'safe downloading' practices which I should follow?
     

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    You beat me to it...I was going to ask the same thing this morning. I would like to know this, too.

    bump.
     
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    Bump again.
    Is it generally thought to be safe to download apps from Android market?
     
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    Yes.

    As to "any apps available....", check your sources, look for feedback from other users etc before downloading or installing apps found 'in the wild'. Just use common sense.

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    How great is the risk of viruses and other malware? Should I look for AntiVirus/anti-malware apps to download? Are there any that are particularly recommended?
     
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    Anything I download, whether for the PC or any other platform, is run through multiple AV/malware scanners out of habit. I'm not aware of any threats targeting Android in the wild but any d/l could theoretically attack a PC.

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    OK. Thanks.
     
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