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How likely are you to download apps from different sources?

Survey period: 9 May 2016 to 16 May 2016

Tread lightly and carry a full backup when it comes to downloading apps. How likely are you to venture to these places? 1 = not at all likely, 5 = Very likely.

OptionResponses Avg  
AppStores (eg Apple, Google Play, Amazon etc)9773.95
Direct downloads on trusted sites (eg Microsoft, Google, CodeProject etc)9774.32
Direct from the author's (or authoring company's) site9773.60
Links on reputable bloggers' sites9772.66
Download sites (eg CNET download)9772.25
BitTorrent9771.82
Download links from trusted friends9772.56



 
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ZurdoDev9-May-16 2:46
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Johnny J.9-May-16 4:39
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Clifford Nelson9-May-16 6:14
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Clifford Nelson9-May-16 6:13
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GeneralMobile vs Desktop Pin
User 74293388-May-16 23:25
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OriginalGriff8-May-16 23:28
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Vikram A Punathambekar9-May-16 5:57
Vikram A Punathambekar9-May-16 5:57 
Thaddeus Jones wrote:
For mobile apps, I don't install anything that isn't from the official AppStore/Play Store.


I see where you're coming from, but if you're downloading an APK, Android at least tells you the permissions upfront up to Lollipop and it's better with Marshmallow. So you can, in fact, download from an untrusted site, try to install, see what permissions the app wants, and cancel if you are suspicious.

With Windows, an app can do almost anything and generally you have no way of knowing.
Cheers,
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User 742933810-May-16 0:17
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Nish Nishant11-May-16 5:10
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GeneralDownloading and opening are 2 different things Pin
R. Erasmus8-May-16 22:33
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Gaurav Aroraa8-May-16 23:22
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BillW339-May-16 5:18
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raddevus10-May-16 10:27
mvaraddevus10-May-16 10:27 
GeneralApp-Store is the place where you will get all apps under a single roof Pin
koolprasad20038-May-16 19:21
professionalkoolprasad20038-May-16 19:21 

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