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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by LukeShaw, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. LukeShaw

    LukeShaw Lurker
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    Hey guys, I'm about to download Clash of Clan APK on my Xiaomi Redmi note 7 because I can't download this game directly on Google Play due to geo-restrictions. I'm wondering whether APK files are safe or not? Does it contain viruses? Please help me! :oops:
     


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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    depends on the website
     
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  3. LukeShaw

    LukeShaw Lurker
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    Oh, thank you! BTW, do you know any site that I can get a safe APK file?
     
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Try apkmirror.com it's a trusted site. Although if CofC is locking you out because of IP address geo-restrictions, you'll need to use a VPN to play it.
     
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  5. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    In general, we may get the apk from the official website of some famous app if we can't actually get it from the Google Play for some reason. It is safe and reliable.
     
  6. The safety of APK files depends on the source website. Aptoide is my choice
     
    #6 Graham Rahsaan, Mar 18, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2020
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  7. It depends. If you download APK files from unknown source (eg just click a random link on the internet), your device's likely to be infected by malware and virus which are inserted into those APK files. However, there're still some reliable sites specializing in providing free and safe APK files like apkTovi and apkpure.
     
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