Below is a guide for installing the Virus Total apk on your Firestick / FireTV. This app will allow you to scan your Fire device to check if any of the installed applications have any form of malware within them.
The guide below will involve installing Downloader on your device. If you already have Downloader installed you can move straight to the URL for installing.
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- Open Firestick/FireTV
- Select Settings
- In Settings scroll down and select My Fire TV
- Select Developer Options
- Select Apps from Unknown Sources
- Select Turn On
- Now go back to your Home Screen. Highlight Find and then select Search
- (this is an update on May 15th 2021) In the next step you are asked to type in downloader to search for it. Today it was noticed that it no longer appeared for some when typing. If this is the case for you too then simply click and hold the Voice Search button on your Fire Remote and say "Downloader" and you will see it and can then install it.
- Now use the keyboard and start typing Downloader. Once you see Downloader underneath select it
- In the next screen select the Downloader icon
- Select Download
- Once downloaded select Open
- Select Allow when asked to give Downloader access to files (necessary for it to install APKs)
- Select OK once the app opens
- You will now see the following screen. Select the URL section
- Type bit.ly/virtota and select Go
- The following page will open. Scroll down and select the Download button
- Once downloaded select Install
- Once installed select Done
- Select Delete
- Select Delete again
- Go back to your Home Screen and select Application Launcher
- Scroll down and select Virus Total
- When the app opens you will see no visual indicators as to which section of the app is selected. This is due to it not being native to the Firestick but built for a mobile device. By default SCAN is actually selected so just click on the middle button on your Fire remote to begin a scan
- You will see a message regarding the analytics function not working just click OK
- You can now see a list of the applications on your device have been scanned. On the left hand side there will be green ticks or red crosses. If you see red crosses click on the item to find what is reported. If it is anything bad then uninstall
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