Preferred App Store

  • Google Play Store

    Votes: 26 86.7%
  • F-Droid

    Votes: 9 30.0%
  • Yalp Store

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • Aptoide

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • APK Pure

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • APKMirror

    Votes: 6 20.0%
  • Fossdroid

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Uptodown

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • Others (please specify in comment section)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Total voters


Level 6
You are mistaking most other app stores as something like cnet. Most appstores don't pack anything else, but if the app itself is a rogue one, then something else. If the developer decides to pack a malware with its app, then there are very few appstore which will block that dev at the early phase. & google playstore is out of the question.

It's not about trusting or doubting google play store. Google provides very useful environment for malware devs to exploit their users, you must have to understand google doesn't do any code audit of those apps which are available in its marketplace. If you are looking for a secure app market then opt in for F-droid & it does provide minimal apps.

So you think I ain't a paranoid,eh. & btw, if you believe that you are a paranoid, then you should look for better alternative.

Look I appreciate your comments. I am not looking to switch any time soon. What I have been doing is working for me so I am not going to change. As I stated before I only use the apps that I absolutly have to.


Level 10
so malware can exploit android user without root access ?
Search Rank Fraud and Malware Detection in Google Play

some malwares gain root access without permission. It secretly gains root access. & we all know that rooted android is vulnerable to malware. but, even in non-rooted environment some apps may emulate malware or spyware like behaviour. As permissions are given to those apps... many apps required some permissions which don't have any direct relation with its core function but without those permissions those apps may refuse to work properly.