There’s not a single web service that we say is completely secure in this cyber world. However, there are some apps and games that get hacked or files get modified, so they may not be completely safe, and there are many victims of cybercrimes due to these web services.
However, there’s a third-party Android app store on Google known as APKPure always steals attention due to its policies, and users are always in a chaotic situation that whether to use the APKPure to download the Android applications or not.
Well, this is the reason why we are here with this article. In this article, we will explain to you every single detail regarding this third-party Android application store. So, make sure to follow this guide until the end.
What is APKPure?
APKPure is basically an open-source service that helps you to download the various android application files (APK) no matter whether that application is available on your PlayStore or not.
However, it is not necessary that you require an Android phone to download apk using APKPure. You can download any application on your tablets, computer, cameras, smartwatches, e-reader, etc.
What is The Case?
With the new Android 12, we are entered into the 4th design era of Android. However, with this update, Google has removed many applications from their PlayStore due to which people are using some third-party Android app store or websites to get their needy apps, and APKPure is a big player in this game.
But, there are many incidents where we found that the APKs downloaded from APKPure contain harmful and malicious Trojan. However, recently Kaspersky Labs Pierce the veil that the new APKPure version 3.17.18 contains an advertisement SDK embedded with Trojan-Dropper.
They detect and notify the APKPure officials about this very harmful malware named HEUR: Trojan-Dropper.AndroidOS.Triada.ap, and hopefully, the official considered and already fixed this. But, what does this Trojan do? Well, when you launch the application, it will automatically unpack and run a harmful payload on your device, which is very risky for your data security.
Is APKPure Safe To Use?
Well, this is quite a tricky question, but still, in my opinion, it’s a trusted source to download android applications. This is because the case that we have discussed above occurs with version 3.17.18, which was released back in April 2021.
However, the APKPure officials confirmed that they have already fixed this issue with the patch update 3.17.19, and right now, while writing this article, version 3.17.35 is available in the market. But, I will suggest you first investigate at your best and decide whether this is harmful to your device or not.
Is It Legal to Use APKPure?
Yeah! It is legal to use APKPure to download the needy applications on your device. However, before listing on this store, applications have to pass their security metrics. But still, there are chances that they might contain some harmful trojan that harms your device. So, before installing any application from here, you must scan the file first.
Note: We are not recommended to use the APKPure on your device. You must do your own research before using this open-source service. However, we are not responsible for any type of damage caused due to this application.
Is There Any Way To Protect Our Device From Trojanized APKPure?
Of course, there are methods available using which you can protect your device from the harmful trojanized APKPure. So, let’s take a look at them:
- Never download any application from an unauthorized source.
- Scan the Apk file before installing.
- Make your applications and Android up-to-date.
- Always download applications from your PlayStore.
APKPure is the biggest mainstream competitor to APKMirror but is considered more secure. Therefore, if there is an application removed from PlayStore or has a price tag, you can get it from here without any charges.
So, now it’s upon you whether you want to use this source to download any applications on your device or not. We hope you understand all the facts that we have discussed here in this guide. But, in case you still have any doubt in your mind, comment below.