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Is the apk which is available on apkpure safe and reliable?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by James_Watson, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast
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    For example, on the detailed page of apkpure website for 'Google Chrome browser', I noticed that the field value of 'uploaded by' is someone else other than 'Google LLC'.

    So, I wonder whether this apk is safe and reliable enough to download and install on Android devices. Have apkpure finished some security check? ......

    As we know, Google Play Store is unavailable on Android devices in some countries. These Android users have to download their apks in order to install some apps.

    Thanks for your comments and advices in advance.
     


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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The "uploaded by" field will never say "Google LLC" because Google aren't going to upload apks to other sites.

    The last time I researched this I quickly came across a page from APKPure explaining their security measures (such as comparing app signatures to those in the Play Store). But I'm not finding such information at the moment. Whether that's my inadequate search string formulation or because they've changed it I can't say.

    I personally tend to look at apkmirror first, because I have a better idea who is behind the site (the AndroidPolice people, who I figure have a reputation to protect).
     
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I second apkmirror.com
     
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  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Apkmirror is fine, although they often don't have the apps I want.

    I do use ApkPure, and like it very much.
    I have not had any issues with any app I have downloaded from there.
    Occasionally, an app that Google claims is not compatible (and so Google won't even allow me to try) is on ApkPure and I can download it and it works fine.

    You also may want to try UpToDown, as they are the #2 app store on Earth.

    Both have websites, which are fine, and there are also apps for both appstores available.
    The apps are great, and generally faster than the Play Store.

    https://m.apkpure.com/

    https://en.uptodown.com/

    I use these, along with F-Droid (an extensive library of FOSS apps) all the time, and have room for all of them on even a small memory device.

    https://f-droid.org/
     
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  5. Dialeans

    Dialeans Lurker

    It would be best if you are very accurate when you try to download an APK file online. This is because most of them can contain viruses, which will slow down your mobile phone. Therefore, I can recommend you start using only verified websites for downloading APK files. For example, I am using APKdojo for downloading. I am using it for years, and I have never had problems with my mobile phone. It is working correctly without any glitches even after hundreds of downloaded APK files. Also, APKmirror is a pretty good website that has a high trust level of its users.
     
    #5 Dialeans, May 26, 2021
    Last edited: May 30, 2021
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