How to Prevent Android apps/games from running in Virtualized environments

Last updated May 24, 2021 by Alan Bavosa

Learn the 3 Easy Steps to prevent Android apps from running in Virtualized environments, which cheaters and fraudsters use to cheat games, create multiple accounts, and more. No Code, No SDK

Why Should Developers protect apps Running in Virtualized Environments

Running mobile games in a virtualized environments is often used to cheat or commit fraud in mobile games. For one, running apps in virtualized environments allow fraudsters to manipulate RAM, networking elements, and other game properties in order to gain advantages. Virtualization apps such as Parallel Spaces allow game cheaters to play games using multiple accounts at the same time, a technique that allows cheaters to bypass licensing checkers and play premium games for free, as well as to conceal their activities for longer periods of time.  Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Anti-Virtualization to any Android app without coding. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily prevent advanced tools from hacking Android apps 

3 Easy Steps to Protect Android apps Using Prevent Virtualization

 Please follow these 3 easy steps to add Prevent Virtualization to Android apps

  1. Upload an Android App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk or .aab)
  2. In the Build Tab, under Anti-fraud, Select Mobile Fraud Prevention and Toggle on Prevent Virtualization (shown below)
  3. Click Build My App


Congratulations! The Android app is now protected with Prevent Virtualization


Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android apps using Prevent Virtualization. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.

Prerequisites to Use Prevent Virtualization

No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to protect Android apps using Prevent Virtualization. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, stores, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome  

After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include 

Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome. 

More Mobile App Security Resources

Here are a few related resources:

How to Block GameGuardian, Prevent Android Game Cheating

How to Stop Click Bot attacks, Click Fraud on Android apps

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