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How to scan 3rd party APK's + monitor after install?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by OM2, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. OM2

    OM2 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Installing APK's from outside - sometimes there's no alternative.
    (Like installing Google Play on Amazon Fire.)

    How do you make sure the APK is safe?
    Is there a virus scanner?

    After install, how do you make sure it doesn't do anything not permitted - like call home somewhere and transfer your personal data?


  2. Best Answer:
    Post #2 by mikedt, Dec 26, 2019 (2 points)

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I think the best way is to only install APKs from sources I trust, like apkmirror.com

    For installing Google Play on an Amazon device, try this from the Android Police....
    If you can't trust the Android Police, who can you trust?
  4. Billtunew

    Billtunew Member

    I can not open the link, buddy. Error 2.
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

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  6. Billtunew

    Billtunew Member

    Virus scanner software like Virustotal, Metadefender, Malwarebytes. Or to check, you can search for some APK Signature Verification on the internet. I do not promise about their certainty.
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