Uptodown distributes Android apps packaged in APK format. This format, inherited from the JAR format used by Java, is a standard that includes all the files needed to proceed with the installation of an app on any device. You can choose to download them from our official app or use any web browser.
When you first download an APK file via the web, the Android operating system will ask you if you allow it, since this option is disabled by default. Depending on the manufacturer, a different warning message may appear in the browser itself, although you can also enable it using the Security section within the Settings menu.
Google, as the owner of the Android operating system, displays this message to warn the user when they intend to download apps outside their marketplace, which does not at all mean that there is any risk. All Uptodown files are reviewed by our team of editors and analyzed by the VirusTotal service with more than 70 antiviruses. In fact, we consider ourselves safe or even safer than other marketplaces.