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[Q] Anyone tried Aptoide?

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By TimeAndroid, Senior Member on 1st July 2014, 06:15 PM
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Has anyone tried Aptoide? They claim to have an excellent anti malware function here but I'm wondering if anyone who's used Aptoide before can confirm this. I'm also wondering if the app itself is safe. Please share all your experiences here.
 
 
1st July 2014, 06:18 PM |#2  
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The app is safe as far as i know, but i personally didnt think it was designed very well

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It reminds me of a Playstore on steroids.
The only thing I don't like is how big the program becomes and some of the permissions, but that's what "app ops" is for.
To see if it will be "safe" , run it in a sandbox - Bluestacks-PC, or similar. Run a system monitor, with malware checker. This is a good way to pretest suspicious apks.
I have used Aptiode and it works fine, I use the playstore.
Just stay away from that damn Mobogenie Market - that's like one big monster malware virus!!

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I have used it and i have also my own market.
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Originally Posted by HasH_BrowN

It reminds me of a Playstore on steroids.
The only thing I don't like is how big the program becomes and some of the permissions, but that's what "app ops" is for.
To see if it will be "safe" , run it in a sandbox - Bluestacks-PC, or similar. Run a system monitor, with malware checker. This is a good way to pretest suspicious apks.
I have used Aptiode and it works fine, I use the playstore.
Just stay away from that damn Mobogenie Market - that's like one big monster malware virus!!

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How big exactly can it become? Is Mobogenie downloaded without your permission?
9th July 2014, 02:15 AM |#8  
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What it does is "collect" extra resources. When I installed it, it increased in size 3 different times without me downloading anything. I didn't run any tests on it to see what and when things were added, but just a heads up.
Yes the MOBOGENIE does get downloaded w/o permission, but not installed. Usually happens on, I think, the dev host website. It also does a redirect on that page as well, something like oneclickad..... I just close down the window and delete the file. I just wish there was a way to prevent the unauthorized download, its just irritating.

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Originally Posted by HasH_BrowN

What it does is "collect" extra resources. When I installed it, it increased in size 3 different times without me downloading anything. I didn't run any tests on it to see what and when things were added, but just a heads up.
Yes the MOBOGENIE does get downloaded w/o permission, but not installed. Usually happens on, I think, the dev host website. It also does a redirect on that page as well, something like oneclickad..... I just close down the window and delete the file. I just wish there was a way to prevent the unauthorized download, its just irritating.

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Thanks, Dev-Host is a load of crap in my opinion. When does it bring you to Dev-Host?
9th July 2014, 07:50 PM |#10  
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Just got Aptoide, it looks very nice and seems safe because CM Security has scanned it. Have not encountered any dev host thingies yet. Do a lot of apps restrict to US only?
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Loool ! CM Security is only scanning their blacklist of apps they don't like as company @TimeAndroid



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