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  1. obliviona

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    Im trying to download flash player onto my lg optimus l9 on chrome and I got the file directly from Adobe's website. But when I clicked on it it said that the file can harm my mobile device. I was just wondering what kind of harm might happen. If it would be a good idea to just install anyway. Also its an apk file.
     

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    Welcome to the forums!! :D

    That's a general warning the OS gives you whenever you side load applications

    If you got it from adobes website, its likely safe
     
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    Thank you very much!
     
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    Google Chrome pulls the same annoyance with my Nexus 10. Reminds me of the same 'protect the user from themselves' stuff Internet Explorer did and I replaced it with a less annoying browser. I may do away with Chrome just for reminding me of IE.
     
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    Hello,

    I am getting - "This type of file can harm your device.". "Do you want to keep com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.mail_v5.14.5-1319850_android-4.4.apk anyway? This is on Barnes and Noble HD Plus tablet. What would happen, if I continue?
     
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    Where did you download the file from?
     
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    Thank you for responding.

    Downloaded from: [redacted]
     
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    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    The error message is pretty standard, but I wouldn't trust anything from that site, it's full of warez/piracy.

    If you can find it here, this will be legit and safe: http://www.apkmirror.com/

    :)
     

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