Is it safe that installing the 3rd party app store?

Joy Zhang

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There are many Google Play alternative, which have some advantages that Google doesn;t have. But I wonder is it safe to install apps from 3rd party app store?
 

Ralston18

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Taking a wider more cynical view it is never safe installing apps from anywhere.....

That said your best bet is to download to a thumb drive or other isolated destination drive and run anti-virus/malware scans with an up-to-date database.

Check the site's FAQ's/forums for comments, concerns, reports, etc. regarding infected apps.

Also watch for bogus sites that imitate known sites but pass along infected software.

And only download one thing at a time - multiple downloads could cause a lot of confusion with respect to what was the source and what infection may be involved.

Always keep a good backup of your system via a clone or image. Just in case.
 

Ralston18

Dignified
Moderator
Taking a wider more cynical view it is never safe installing apps from anywhere.....

That said your best bet is to download to a thumb drive or other isolated destination drive and run anti-virus/malware scans with an up-to-date database.

Check the site's FAQ's/forums for comments, concerns, reports, etc. regarding infected apps.

Also watch for bogus sites that imitate known sites but pass along infected software.

And only download one thing at a time - multiple downloads could cause a lot of confusion with respect to what was the source and what infection may be involved.

Always keep a good backup of your system via a clone or image. Just in case.
 
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