1. AC Question's Avatar
    I recently downloaded an APK of a free app. The site where I downloaded it from is not well known (it's called apkpure) The App got installed fine and even got updated through the Google Play. However, after installing the app, I was paranoid about possible malware in the sideloaded APK.

    So I have few questions here-
    1) Can a modified APK receive update through the Google Play?
    2) Is there any way to know whether the side loaded APK was genuine?
    3) Does every modified APK poses a secuirty risk? To rephrase it, can a modified APK be harmless?

    PS - The APK was not available on APKMirror. So, downloaded it from APKpure
    04-02-2016 02:08 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    If the app is free and available on the Play Store, why risk getting it from a 3rd-party source?

    I'm sorry that it doesn't really answer the question, not to mention discussion of such sites is frowned upon here.
    04-02-2016 05:29 PM

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