Warning. I and others have recommended APKPure as a legitimate site from which to download Android APK installations for apps like Wyze. I didn’t know they also have their own app but it was infected with malware.
This was fixed but I’d stay away from the site until they make a statement addressing this and how they intend to secure their library.
This stinks, because they often carry apps that APKMirror (my most trusted site) does not.
The Malwarebytes Premium Android App prevented the malicious APKPure App v3.17.18 from delivering the malevolent payload that was intended to cause unnecessary mayhem. After it was removed, I went back to v3.17.17, but now I’m using their newest release v3.17.19 without any venomous issues.
I’ve trusted Malwarebytes since 2009 when I was still using a PC with Windows, but since that time I only use it to protect our Android phones/tablets.
And before you ask… no, I’m not a sales rep for Malwarebytes. I’m merely an avid user sharing my experience with using their Premium services.
DISCLAIMER: It’s just a suggestion to use Malwarebytes Premium to help protect your Android device(s). It can help guard against unforeseen vindictive attacks, regardless of where you choose to download your apps (eg: APKPure, APKMirror, Google Play, APK4Fun, etc).
Okay, good. The only store app I use is F-Droid and it doesn’t require an account.
For questionable downloads I usually check Windows applications against the multi-engine scanning sites at virusscan.jotti.org and virustotal.com but last time I checked they didn’t cover APKs.
Anyway my original point stands - I’d want to see APKPure taking a lot more responsibility and action before I’d trust downloading from them again. (Why is there no statement on their site? How did this happen to their own app? What will they do to certify and protect the APKs in their library? Etcetera.)