1. neonworm's Avatar
    Hi guys, I got the new hangouts by downloading the APK. I am super paranoid about getting malware from apks, but I was too impatient to wait for the update. I personally think that I didn't download malware but I just want to put my fears to rest.

    I downloaded the APK from Android Police. I had "Verify apps" enabled in the security settings of my Galaxy S3. There was no problems at all and nothing suspicious about it. Avast Antivirus said it was clean. I got worried for no reason, so I went to the Play Store, uninstalled all updates to the Hangouts app. After that, I updated it again through the Play Store (it didn't update to the latest update). My question is, if I did somehow download malware, did I get rid of it by uninstalling and reinstalling updates to the Hangouts app through the Play Store?

    Thanks in advance.
    09-11-2014 12:32 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Thanks.
    I wouldn't worry about it. Google still checks for malware on third party sources for apps. Since it was one for Hangouts and not a no name app, I'd say the chances of it having malware are next to none.
  3. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Good question. I would run virus scans everyday for a long time. I know that sounds extreme but way back in my windows days, I downloaded some freeware and my antivirus was finding stuff in it for years later (I had it quarantined and never installed). Probably you're fine but if you're worried, just do daily scans.
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    09-11-2014 01:24 PM
  4. neonworm's Avatar
    Good question. I would run virus scans everyday for a long time. I know that sounds extreme but way back in my windows days, I downloaded some freeware and my antivirus was finding stuff in it for years later (I had it quarantined and never installed). Probably you're fine but if you're worried, just do daily scans.
    Thanks.
    09-11-2014 11:41 PM
  5. UJ95x's Avatar
    Thanks.
    I wouldn't worry about it. Google still checks for malware on third party sources for apps. Since it was one for Hangouts and not a no name app, I'd say the chances of it having malware are next to none.
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    09-11-2014 11:45 PM
  6. neonworm's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about it. Google still checks for malware on third party sources for apps. Since it was one for Hangouts and not a no name app, I'd say the chances of it having malware are next to none.
    I thought so. I just wanted to confirm
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    09-11-2014 11:46 PM
  7. Slashyou's Avatar
    I thought so. I just wanted to confirm
    LOL your a paranoid android.
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    09-13-2014 03:08 PM
  8. neonworm's Avatar
    LOL your a paranoid android.
    I see what you did there...
    09-13-2014 03:27 PM
  9. Slashyou's Avatar
    I see what you did there...
    Haha what do you mean ?
    09-13-2014 03:28 PM
  10. Slashyou's Avatar
    I see what you did there...
    You must be paranoid
    09-13-2014 03:28 PM
  11. neonworm's Avatar
    You must be paranoid
    Haha what do you mean ?
    Paranoid Android is a ROM
    09-13-2014 03:29 PM
  12. Slashyou's Avatar
    Paranoid Android is a ROM
    I know witch is a part of the joke i used it before
    09-13-2014 03:29 PM

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