AppLinked is a popular app that allows for the side-loading of free streaming apps and tools onto Firesticks, Fire TVs, Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
AppLinked has gained popularity since the demise of FileLinked earlier this year.
FileLinked provided easy access to thousands of APKs (Android installation files), with many of them offering free access to copyrighted movies, TV shows, live channels, games, and more.
Once FileLinked was taken down by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), three clones popped up rather quickly to take its place.
AppLinked, Unlinked, and FileSynced all sprang into existence vying for the top side-loading app among cord-cutters.
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AppLinked Security Warning
Popular Website TorrentFreak is now reporting that there may be some big security threats looming inside the code of the AppLinked application.
It appears that AppLinked was sold to another party on October 21st. Since then, the new owners have released an update to the application with the size of the app growing by 30MB!
On the 21st of October 2021 I will no longer own the rights or any code to applinked…. I will be the senior developer for 6 months after. I have bigger and better things for my followers. Thank you for your support on this project… I love you all.
— Inside 4ndroid (@Inside_4ndroid) October 11, 2021
It’s not strange that the size of code would grow this much but that type of increase usually comes with additional features. But we don’t see any.
What’s more concerning are the warning signs that we see when scanning AppLinked with VirusTotal.
AppLinked VirusTotal Results
We scanned the current version of AppLinked with VirusTotal and here are the results.
Now, it’s not uncommon for VirustTotal to report false positives but 15 out of 63 files is a bit ridiculous.
We scoured the Internet and found an old release of AppLinked which was version 1.0.5.
Version 1.0.5 was 3.43MB in size and reported 0 out of 60 infected files when we ran it through VirusTotal.
Stop Using AppLinked Immediately
Due to the questionable increase in size of the app and malicious threats found through VirusTotal, TROYPOINT recommends not using this application and you should uninstall it immediately.
As of today (11/3/2021) the AppLinked application will be removed from the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer.
We always preach about protecting yourself when using questionable 3rd party applications and this shall serve as another reminder.
A Better Alternative
TROYPOINT recommends using the Unlinked App as a better alternative.
When we say better, that means it’s clean and has more features.
Here is the VirusTotal scan for the Unlinked app.
You can get our free Unlinked tutorial with secret codes by registering through the sign-up box below.
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