APKPure is a website where you can download open-source APK files, apps and games that run on smart devices. The apps available on APKPure are not verified like those from Google Play; so you can also find restricted or discontinued Android apps and files. So, on that note, in this post, we will also look into more details of APKPure; and will also dive into the topic, “Is APKPure Safe”.
APKPure — An in-depth look ~~> ~~>
APKPure launched in 2014, is a very popular source of various applications that offers direct downloads of freeware and shareware versions of Android app files in .apk and .xapk formats that work on all Android-enabled devices. It is an alternative to the Play Store.
However, since APK apps are not subject to the same security protocols as the apps in the Google Play Store, they may contain vulnerabilities or even malware themselves. Android apps can access your entire phone if you allow them to – and sometimes even if you do not. Therefore, you shall always encrypt your data to keep it safe, use Android app permissions wisely, and be careful about which apps you download, no matter where they come from.
Have you ever wanted to download a region-specific app or an Android game that is no longer available? The APKPure app store lets you download Android apps without the restrictions of the Google Play Store.
Is APKPure Safe? ~~> ~~>
Using APKPure – like any unofficial app source – is not 100% safe and is definitely not recommended by Google. APKPure claims to verify all the apps they provide by matching the digital signature of each app with the original. However, security concerns remain, and the APKPure app itself has already been infected with malware.
Therefore, it is your’ responsibility to make sure your phone is safe and improve your cybersecurity measures to protect yourself. Despite the security risk, many APKPure fans enjoy the benefits of the service’s wide app selection and feel that the risk is worth the reward.
Advantages of APKPure ~~> ~~>
There are many legitimate ways to use the apps and services offered by APKPure; especially if your Android device does not have Google Mobile Services and does not have access to the Play Store. Some Android app developers and users prefer APKPure because it is not tied to Google’s infrastructure.
Other advantages of APKPure include the ability to download regionally locked apps; access old versions of apps and games, and even get app updates earlier than on the Play Store. However, unofficial app sources like APKPure can be exploited by hackers and other cybercriminals. So wherever you download apps, follow these tips for a safer browsing experience.
Is APKPure Safe, or is it a Virus? ~~> ~~>
APKPure itself is not a virus, but one of its App Store versions (3.17.18) was infected with a malicious component; that downloads Trojans to Android devices and was detected by Kaspersky.
Shortly after the discovery of this malicious module in their App Store; Kaspersky informed APKPure about the problem and released a new version (3.17.19). After the release of the new version, Kaspersky confirms that APKPure’s security issue gets a fix in the new version and that the app is now secure.
Currently, it is safe to use APKPure to download apps, but I always recommend downloading apps from official sources; like the Google Play Store, Apple App Store or any other official store. It’s not that these official stores may not have security flaws, but they do have a much stronger layer of protection; than APKPure or other unofficial stores to protect their users from malicious apps and keep their devices safe.
However, if you have no choice but to download apps from APKPure; do not forget to take relevant security measures or at least scan the downloaded APK file; with antiviruses like VirusTotal/Quick Heal/Kaspersky before installing it on your device. Because even though APKPure is virus-free, there is no 100% guarantee that the APK apps are virus-free as well.
Is APKPure Legal? — What’s the reality? ~~>
APKPure is legal to use, however, as it is not an official store; and not all apps on the platform are published by the developers themselves. Therefore, APKPure may infringe copyright on some apps if the copyright owners permission is not there before their publishing. However, they allow developers to file DMCA if they want to remove their app from APKPure.
Also, installing APK files is legal and Google has no restrictions on downloading apps outside of the Play Store. If installing APK files were illegal, Google would not have even allowed users to install them on Android devices; since Android is a product of Google. However, installing an APK or any app becomes illegal when an APK website or any other website; allows users to download pirated or cracked apps, but APKPure is an authentic website and does nothing of the sort.
APKPure only provides free applications, not cracked or pirated ones. Moreover, APKPure allows app owners to take their apps off the network if they want to. So, there are no illegal activities on APKPure, which makes the site a legal platform.
SUMMING UP !! ~~> ~~>
Wrapping up this post, I can proudly proclaim that after going through this article; you’ve got a great deal of knowledge about APKPure. You will have also got answers to various queries concerning the safety of APKPure, is it a malware? Or, is it legal?And some other significant questions too. So, now that I have fulfilled my purpose, on that note, until next time, see ya !! Goodbye !! ~~> ~~> ~~>
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