1. stalemate1's Avatar
    I come from Android with almost every single antivirus and security suit known to man, which is why I was surprised when I searched the wp app store and didn't find a single reputable anti virus or mobile security suit. There are all these small ones I've never heard of before. No Norton, bit defender, comodo, Kaspersky, avira, eset, Dr web, Qiho 360, f secure, lookout or g data.

    So thats why I ask for your recommendations as I'm clueless.
    02-19-2014 02:50 AM
  2. Aldrin Divera's Avatar
    Because WP8 don't need any anti virus
    02-19-2014 02:56 AM
  3. bilzkh's Avatar
    We don't use anti-virus.
    02-19-2014 02:56 AM
  4. anon5354051's Avatar
    Yep, these guys are right. Because of WP's restrictions for apps, they can't access the system as deep as Android apps.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-19-2014 03:10 AM
  5. Ian Too's Avatar
    Windows Phone is like iOS, in that every app is vetted before being allowed into the store. The result is that no malware protection is needed.

    Also, in Android anti-malware has no special privileges, so is of little actual use and you are actually just open to the risk anyway.

    That and Google's invasive policy toward its user's personal data is why I won't allow any Android device in my home.
    02-19-2014 03:39 AM
  6. stalemate1's Avatar
    Because WP8 don't need any anti virus
    Then what about a security suit to erase your data and locate your phone through GPS if it should be stolen ?

    Then there's anti phishing but I'm not sure how good ie is with this.

    I mean even ios has several anti viruses to choose from.
    02-19-2014 04:14 AM
  7. kb4000's Avatar
    Then what about a security suit to erase your data and locate your phone through GPS if it should be stolen ?

    Then there's anti phishing but I'm not sure how good ie is with this.

    I mean even ios has several anti viruses to choose from.
    location is built in. Go to the Windows Phone website and you can login and track your phone and I think you can erase it. Can't remember though.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-19-2014 04:30 AM
  8. Marc_SP's Avatar
    WP is a closed system (i.e. only apps aproved by MS can be installed) and thus the chance of getting malware is veeery low. Also, the very same nature of the system would make any antivirus app unable to perform any function, not being able to acces the system at a low level. In the end both antivirus and virus need low level acces. WP does not allow it by design, like iOS.


    I mean even iOS has several anti viruses to choose from.
    I would like to see one of those "iOS Antivirus" Link?
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-19-2014 04:46 AM
  9. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Windows Phone not only does not need any type of apps like antivirus, memory optimizer, wifi buster and etc., but also none of those apps, currently in store, can really do what they pretend to do.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-19-2014 07:38 AM
  10. stalemate1's Avatar


    I would like to see one of those "iOS Antivirus" Link?
    Here are just 2, I can give you many more if you want ?

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/avir...pUvbUpU2362068

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nort...pUvbUpU2362068
    02-19-2014 11:48 AM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    the second isn't even an antivirus.

    the first one in no way is useful as iOS is strict.

    Bottom line, even Android currently doesn't need antivirus if you have common sense.

    Windows Phone has no virii for it due to a mix of relative lack of market share and currently watertight security.

    Dont worry about it, just enjoy the phone. We aren't being careless or apathetic, there simply are no serious malware out there and won't be for a long time.
    02-19-2014 12:45 PM

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