- 03-30-2013, 03:15 AM #3
Buy an Android phone if you want antivirus apps 😉 . It's not needed on WP. You are safe.
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03-30-2013, 03:22 AM #4
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There aren't any viruses/hacks/anything on WP, and from my point of view and what I have learned, there hardly ever will be. The system is protected to its max, and cannot be hacked/jailbroken. With that in mind, one can only install official apps approved by Miscrosoft. So, any developer wanting to have his app on the Market has to submit it to Microsoft, in order for it to be tested, and when it gets the green light it is on the Market, and the end-users (that is us) know that all the apps r perfectly safe.Ceterum censeo, Androidam delendam esse!
- 03-30-2013, 10:24 AM #5
Even on Android, I never found the use for an AV program. I changed OSes constantly, and got apps that were't from the market, but I was careful and used common sense about what I installed. I feel the same way about PCs. I fix them for people for a living. I tell them you only need Microsoft Security Essentials, and an ounce of common sense. No problems with viruses here.
- 03-30-2013, 01:54 PM #8
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- 04-01-2013, 11:12 AM #11
Security essentials definition updates share the same team as the large Forefront endpoint security product and it benefits from code sharing with that corporate security product.
- 04-01-2013, 03:28 PM #16
Security Essentials pe-dates Windows 8 and it has always been a good product. Here is some evidence from when MSE was a new product:
Antivirus testing outfit: Microsoft Security Essentials makes the grade - Computerworld
Of course it has only improved since then.
- 04-01-2013, 03:29 PM #17
- 04-01-2013, 03:45 PM #18
To put the numbers in perspective, for every twenty encounters with socially engineered malware, Firefox and Safari users will be protected from approximately one attack. That means nineteen out of twenty socially engineered malware attacks against Firefox and Safari users will end up testing the users antivirus and/or operating system defenses. Chrome users will be protected from about fourteen of the twenty attacks, leaving their antivirus and operating systems responsible for protecting against six attacks, and IE10 users will generally be protected from all twenty attacks.
04-01-2013, 04:22 PM #20
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Unless your IQ is under 100, I honestly think any protection software is very much unnecessary. If you insist, Windows Defender will do. The recent research bull**** is an effort from security companies to tell you free software sucks and get you to buy their bloatware. I haven't had a virus / spyware issue in my lifetime, and all my friends (who avoid stupid **** because I tell them) haven't had issues since XP SP2. Of course retards will say get a Mac and live hassle free, which is more or less true if you look at it statistically, but there is nothing inherently more secure about Mac than Windows, wouldn't go as far as saying security through obscurity but Windows is just fine as it is, and so is Windows Phone, stop panicking and enjoy your products.
- 04-01-2013, 07:31 PM #21
- 04-01-2013, 07:58 PM #24
Here is the first failed certification Microsoft Security Essentials bombs tests, loses AV-Test certificate - TechSpot
Then 2nd failed test Microsoft Security Essentials fails AV-Test certification... again - TechSpot
What else do we need?
- 04-01-2013, 08:06 PM #25
But recently, after Windows 8 release (don't know if it's related), it got bad reviews:
AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Nov/Dec 2012
Microsoft Security Essentials Tanks Another Antivirus Test
Microsoft Security Essentials fails another antivirus test - Neowin
Microsoft Security Essentials fails anti-virus certification test, Redmond challenges results | The Verge
Of course, it's better than nothing, and if you're careful, it should be enough.
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