BlueStacks is one of the most popular Android emulators for PC, mac. Millions of people use it on a daily basis. But, sometimes antiviruses detect Bluestacks as a virus. Then the question arises is BlueStacks safe?
BlueStacks has lots of cool features but sometimes antivirus detects suspicious activities/as malware of it and advises you to uninstall it. Don’t worry, in this post, I am gonna discuss deeply why you can see such type of notifications and is it really safe to use Bluestacks?
Why BlueStacks is safe for you?
My answer is yes, Bluestacks is safe for you. Now, I am gonna describe some points based on which people think it to be a virus.
The first point is that people see it as a virus because sometimes it crashes or not respond for some time. Let’s discuss why it causes a crash?
See, since you are running an emulator in your pc, so you need to give the emulator more resources. Though your computer operating system and the emulator is running at the same time, so if you have a computer with medium specifications, it may not handle both of them at the same time.
And i.e. why you can see crashes (while opening Bluestacks) not because of its a virus.
So, make sure to have extra RAM, Graphics, hard disk space to handle these types of emulator butter smoothly.
#2. Some Antivirus softwares detect it as a Virus:
I always suggest going with a good antivirus. Because, in the case of average, free antiviruses they can’t properly recognize which files are really a virus and which are not.
So, if you are using free antivirus, please move on to a good one to avoid these types of problems.
I have discussed this topic with different developers including Bluestacks and I found no issues like virus problems in BlueStacks.
Ya, it is totally secure and if you want to use it, just go ahead.
Now, you may also think that then why Bluestacks ask to disable antivirus while installing? Let’s discuss this too-
In some cases, Bluestacks can’t be installed properly due to the over security of antivirus software. And after that, it crashes. For this reason, Bluestacks asks to disable antiviruses at least for some time so that it can be installed properly and work perfectly.
#3. Security issues in earlier versions:
It is true that at the time of launch Bluestacks has various bugs and security issues also. But, after some time developers worked really hard and fixed them all.
So, make sure to use the latest version of Bluestacks to ensure that you are safe from any kind of viruses. With the latest updates, developers managed to make Bluestacks a clean, trustable platform and i.e. why it is popular too.
Many games, software face these types of bugs, security issues at the earlier stage but after that, it can be solved with updates.
#4. My opinion:
At last, my straight answer is you should definitely use Bluestacks without any hesitation if you need it. It is completely secure and genuine.
Talking about the virus issue, don’t worry, it doesn’t deploy any kind of malware, virus, spyware, etc. Hence, it is the best android emulator you should use it.
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Now, let’s discuss what is Bluestacks and it’s system requirements:
What is Bluestacks?
Bluestacks is basically an android emulator where you can run all the apps, games which are made for android. It is launched for windows as well as for Mac. You can run every app build for android with the help of Bluestacks.
This is the best software for those who want to play the game like Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Template Run, etc in your computer. Overall, you can all kinds of games make for android in PC using this software.
It is amazing that over 96% of Android apps and 86% of Android games can be run with Bluestacks. I personally use it and love to directly access every app in my desktop.
System Requirements for Bluestacks:
- 2GB of RAM (4GB recommended)
- 5GB free hard disk space.
- Intel or AMD processor ( for BlueStacks 4)
Now, I am gonna discuss some of its amazing features-
Amazing features of Bluestacks:
In Bluestacks, you can run Android apps in PC, MAC. Moreover, it is also compatible with HTML5 and Flash.
So, it is an amazing software and the best part is that it is completely free. Overall, it supports various platforms which is really beneficial.
#2. Stream Direct through it:
If you are a gamer and want to stream games on popular platforms like Twitch, you can directly do it with Bluestacks. Yes, it also brings the feature of streaming.
That’s why Bluestacks is very useful for streamers also.
#3. Less resource needed:
I have used many different emulators earlier but believe me guys this is the most optimized one and i.e. why it uses minimum resources (CPU and RAM) than other emulators and works perfectly.
#4. File sharing feature:
If you have installed Bluestacks in your system, then you can easily transfer files from your mobile to the computer with its folder sharing feature.
The whole process is done by the cloud sharing method, so no data loss obviously.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs):
is BlueStacks a malware?
Some antivirus detects it as a malware, but I have checked this software in the most popular antivirus and found no issue. Moreover, there are millions of happy people who use it personally and i.e. why there is no double that Bluestacks is a completely virus free and at last, it is not a malware.
You can absolutely use it.
What are the disadvantages of BlueStacks?
With great features, most of the software has some disadvantages which they have to fix. In the case of Bluestacks also, here are some things which I don’t like personally-
- If you play games like PUBG, you may face lag.
- It also uses graphics card, without it you can’t get your desired results.
is BlueStacks free or paid?
You can download, install, use mobile apps, games in Bluestacks for free. But, it also consists of some premium features which you have to buy to use them.
But, with the free features, a general user can easily do his work.
is Bluestacks legal?
Many of you are still thinking that Bluestacks is illegal, right? But, this is not the case. Some Nintendo, other emulators are also on the internet which are completely illegal as they provide game copies, which is piracy.
I suggest you stay away from these types of emulators as they also consist of viruses in the game copies.
But, in Bluestacks, they have done agreement with Google Play Store and basically they play all the apps from there on the computer. So, they aren’t breaking any rules.
In lemon terms, Bluestacks is completely legal and anyone can use it.
At last, Bluestacks is a completely risk-free software. After reading this post I hope you get the answer to your question is BlueStecks free? But, if you have any kind of doubts please let me know in the comments, I will definitely help you.
That’s it for today, see you in the next post, tada:)