[Please Help] Corrupted Apk


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Hello guys Im really sorry for bothering you but I have a Problem . I copied that
Pool Live Pro 8 Ball 9 Ball_v2.6.5_apkpure.com.apk apk from a trusted website for apks- Apkpure to the internal storage of my nougat 7.1.1 Sony Xpreria XZ Premium. It shows as normal apk file when my phone is connected to the pc and i can delete the apk file with no problems from my computer but when i restart my phone and that apk file is still there. I cant replace it with file with the same name - it shows the device is not connected , but i can copy any other files than that apk. The apk shows 47 mb when connected to pc, but when i see it in ES Explorer, SD Maid or the built in file explorer it shows 0b size. I can delete it with SD MAID and ES Explorer and some third party apps but it reappears with the next restart or even not a restart - only when clearing the data of sd maid and enter sd maid again for example and its still there . with the built in xperia file explorer i dont even have the option to delete it -only to share and thats only for that file. I copied the apk from the pc to another place of the internal storage [second copy] but in a folder and when i try to delete that folder the system recreates that folder with some random number in the original name of the folder, when i try to delete it again it creates even more numbers in the name. The apk can be seen in certain file explorers - it cant be seen in File Commander which i use most often
Im Not rooted and i tried to -
1 move it in a folder and then delete the folder[unsuccesfull - does not allows me to move] or replace, rename it with other file with the same name[unsuccesfull], delete it even with third party file cleaners and with some it shows deleted succesfully and next time i enter its still there [system recreates it]
2 tried Applcation checker apps but they show data only for installed apps
3 cleaned system cache partition, scaned with avg in safe mode [no problems found]
4 deleting it with ADB rm command --[ it shows me theres no such directory] - the full path of the ghost apk is /storage/emulated/0/Pool Live Pro 8 Ball 9 Ball_v2.6.5_apkpure.com.apk

Thats the adress of the apk - just type in google Pool Live Pro 8 Apkpure and its the first result

PLEASE guys help me Im confused a lot how can i delete that apk and is it a virus or something - I dont want to factory reset because i have too much data .

B. Diddy

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Welcome to Android Central! This is one of the greatest risks of installing apk files. There's really no such thing as a "trusted" site for apk files -- you're just taking their word that there's no malware present (and that the apps aren't pirated), but I don't think there's any way for you to be certain of this. Is there a reason why you couldn't install the game from the Play Store (where it's free, with IAP's)?

What directory is the apk file located in?

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