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What is APKPure
APKPure is safe?
APKPure APP is less secure
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When searching for APK files on the Internet, APKPure is one of the first places you can come across and surely the first question that will arise is whether APKPure is safe. Will the APKs available there be free of viruses or malware? Will your phone get infected if you download an APK from APKPure? The short answer is that it is not safe, but this is relative..

What is APKPure

APKPure.net is a website from where you can download APKs or installable files of Android applications. If you can't find the app you're looking for on Google Play, it's not available for your device, or you're looking for a specific, older, or newer version of an app, APKPure is one of the many places you can turn. In fact, it is one of the most important sites to download APKs.

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This service also has its own APKPure APP that works as an alternative Play Store (of which something important must be noted), as well as APK files with data or XAPK, which long ago could be installed from the PC using its desktop client ..

APKPure is safe?

APKPure is relatively secure, considering that the site verifies that the applications uploaded there are the original ones (intact or not tampered with), observing the app's signature, which is unique and invariable in an APK. Most major sites that distribute APKs do this type of verification, to prevent fakes, modified apps or apps with malware from being caught.

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How to download an APK from APKPure.net

However, if the APK is new and there is no original or unmanipulated reference version to verify if the signature matches, it is necessary to check that the APK does not have malicious code. APKPure says its team manually reviews every uploaded APK, but manual or automated checks for malware can sometimes fail. And Google or Apple can attest to this ..

APKPure APP is less secure

The risk is relatively higher if you use the APKPure app to download APKs from there. In 2021 , version 3.17.18 of APKPure was infected with malware, so that this app was responsible for showing advertising out of nowhere on the devices where it was installed and opening browser windows with advertising. The malicious code found in the app could also download apps on its own, which could even be hosted as system apps on older devices. Fortunately version 3.17.19 onwards no longer has this problem.

Download from APKPure safely

If neither Apple's App Store nor Google's Play Store are 100% secure, APKPure cannot be expected to be secure. Obviously, other equally large websites such as APKMirror , UpToDown , Softonic , are not completely safe either. Not to mention any other website that offers you an APK. Despite that, sometimes it is inevitable to have the need to download an APK from the Internet and although the mentioned sources are not infallible, they are definitely the first ones that I would recommend visiting to find what you are looking for. Start with the Play Store. If you don't find your app there, it's perfectly acceptable to download from APKPure and the other APK sites mentioned. My only recommendation would be to use VirusTotal to scan the APK you download from any source for viruses or malware.

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