07-09-2015 11:17 AM
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  1. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    With the daily threads and questions about "can my Windows phone get viruses" and "do I need Antivirus for Windows phone" it occurred to me to create this useless little app.

    Placebo Antivirus

    The app serves no purpose and is for humorous entertainment only, it does not actually do anything. But some people might feel better about their phone to know it has an Antivirus app installed. Finding it in the Store when searching for antivirus might be educational, at least.

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    Last edited by PepperdotNet; 06-26-2015 at 10:34 AM.
    03-25-2015 12:06 PM
  2. jontyfernz's Avatar
    03-25-2015 12:12 PM
  3. someone2639's Avatar
    Suggestion: Make it more elaborate, with progress bar, etc.
    03-25-2015 12:14 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I approve.

    Maybe we should recommend this to the especially dense.

    And add an option for more explanation I guess considering how things are more secure, relative marketshare making it less appealing, etc.
    03-25-2015 02:05 PM
  5. someone2639's Avatar
    I could release one as well, to keep the folks sure that there's a choice.
    RJ Priest and Scienceguy Labs like this.
    03-25-2015 05:21 PM
  6. a5cent's Avatar

    I also think a little more text would help. If we can expand this and make it a little more educational while keeping the humour, I could imagine making this a sticky and referring all such threads to this app.
    03-25-2015 06:01 PM
  7. someone2639's Avatar
    And we can pretend to have a virus in the app which it promptly "removes"
    realwarder likes this.
    03-25-2015 11:31 PM
  8. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    Hah! I'll have my dad download this when it's published.
    His Android using friends always tell him he should get an antivirus for his phone. After that he comes to me and asks and I tell him he doesn't need one. This has happened multiple times.
    03-25-2015 11:59 PM
  9. raycpl's Avatar
    Oh, we definitely need a few indicators for results Green = Clean, Cyan = Low level, Orange = Medium level and Red = Critical Infection. ... and make sure the colours matches Lumia colours !!!
    Last edited by raycpl; 03-26-2015 at 02:20 AM.
    03-26-2015 12:00 AM
  10. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I think some people who replied here aren't getting the point of your app :P
    gpobernardo and xandros9 like this.
    03-26-2015 12:07 AM
  11. someone2639's Avatar
    I think some people who replied here aren't getting the point of your app :P
    We're just trying to comfort the guys paranoid about viruses. By creating the most authentic apps ever!
    raycpl likes this.
    03-26-2015 07:13 AM
  12. teckris's Avatar
    why not have a UI like Memory Cleaner that has some steps and progress bars that scans and all!!!
    Will definitely go like cakes... i would prefer not to add Virus Found, because it will spread FALSE alarm about Virus... :P
    03-26-2015 10:18 AM
  13. CapoFantasma97's Avatar
    There just should be a start page with the button to initialize the scan, make a good loading bar, and some false info about the scan (maybe even with easter eggs, showing weird locations like Z://lumia69/omgyourpreciousporn/ or F://u/c/k/U ), then after that 3 results:


    "This virus is inside every person who thinks this is a real antivirus and that Windows Phone is vulnerable. I'm sorry man, you won't last long. Only 3 days."


    "Your Androidish friends may infect you with the most vicious virus on the Earth: Love for Android. This virus spreads by nonsense talks, and makes the victim switch to a lagging phone and install antiviruses. If you don't want to get infected, spread the antidote, Windows Phone!"


    "Windows Phone is a closed platform, and nothing can infect it. Better show this to the people made you install an useless antivirus." :facepalm image here, maybe in Windows Phone style:
    03-26-2015 10:40 AM
  14. sinime's Avatar
    LOL, this could be interesting.
    jmshub and gpobernardo like this.
    03-26-2015 10:53 AM
  15. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't think the app should be that mean, considering it has the word "Windows" in the name.
    sarim_xyz, gpobernardo and Likwidz like this.
    03-26-2015 10:54 AM
  16. sinime's Avatar
    Also, there should be a disclaimer in the about screen that states it's a joke app for fun.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    03-26-2015 11:03 AM
  17. sinime's Avatar
    This reminds me of an old a app from the late 90's that when you opened it, there was a question box that would pop up asking if you wanted to delete all your files... if you moved the cursor to no, it would pop the pointer to yes and pretend to delete all your files, eventually giving you a fake BSOD, and finally starting, "aren't you glad this isn't a real virus?"... I think it was actually advertising for some anti virus software.
    xandros9, gpobernardo and teckris like this.
    03-26-2015 11:19 AM
  18. sinime's Avatar
    What if you could add a contacts picker in the settings, that would allow you pre-select friends... Then when your running the "virus" scan, it would pop up that some suspicious contacts were found and list their names?

    Could be used as a gag in front of friends
    Last edited by sinime; 03-26-2015 at 12:38 PM.
    03-26-2015 12:10 PM
  19. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Ha ha, I wasn't expecting this much positive reaction to the thing. I'll take all the suggestions into account. Meanwhile, the Store is dragging its feet and taking a while to get it published. It's possible somebody actually looks at it and decides it's "not appropriate" but I'll burn that bridge when I get to it I guess.
    03-26-2015 12:14 PM
  20. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    OP: Don't mean to be the grouch here, but isn't this just going to confuse the issue...?
    03-26-2015 12:16 PM
  21. someone2639's Avatar
    All we need now is a cool title!
    03-26-2015 12:19 PM
  22. Aziz Abdurachman's Avatar
    Cool Antivirus.
    Did you say "Cool"?

    Hmm, WPAV?

    Edit. What about NONID Antivirus?
    Last edited by Aziz Abdurachman; 03-26-2015 at 01:21 PM.
    03-26-2015 12:30 PM
  23. teckris's Avatar
    "Kein Virus Security" = NO VIRUS SECURITY
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    03-26-2015 12:53 PM
  24. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Lolz, I concur with the others make it more elaborate!

    What about N/A-nti Virus as a name?

    Also you may want to put a disclaimer in the description and app to indicate it is humorous app.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 03-26-2015 at 01:54 PM.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-26-2015 01:26 PM
  25. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Also, there should be a disclaimer in the about screen that states it's a joke app for fun.
    What about N/A-nti Virus as a name?

    Also you may want to put a disclaimer in the description and app to indicate it is humorous app.
    Such disclaimer is already there. The app is already named, not sure how hard it is to rename something already submitted to Store.
    OP: Don't mean to be the grouch here, but isn't this just going to confuse the issue...?
    Hopefully just the opposite. Confused users thinking they need antivirus will be educated.
    TechFreak1 and gpobernardo like this.
    03-26-2015 02:01 PM
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