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I used cyanogenmod 7 on the touchpad, but couldn't install the official facebook app from the store. So, i just downloaded it from a site, got the .apk, and installed it.

I know some android apps are unreliable (and could contain a virus), but could the "facebook" i downloaded be maliciously modified?

I had to disable "store-only installs" to get it to install.
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yes you should be fine if you got from a trustworthy source.
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There's always a chance for a virus from a non-trusted source. Depends on where you download it.
    
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id be using freindcaster anyways... so much easier to use
    
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Ok, so i uninstalled it. Would that be enough to secure my touchpad? I mean, it wouldn't have malicious code leftover would it? (lets say that the app was altered)
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If you feel unsure about it, just download Lookout. If there is malware in there, it should find it.
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Ok, so i uninstalled it. Would that be enough to secure my touchpad? I mean, it wouldn't have malicious code leftover would it? (lets say that the app was altered)
Hard to say.

The odds of there being malicious code in the first place is tiny. Most "big" malware cases happen to less than 100 people, usually in china. Android activates probably approaching 650,000 a day. The odds are in your favor.

Like someone else said, lookout can probably help if you're worried.
    
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Or just wipe and re-install CM7 if your THAT worried man.
 
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