06-03-2015 02:40 AM
27 12
tools
  1. Spiros Mixailidis's Avatar
    Is there any good way of removing a virus from a windows phone? How to scan for viruses? Is there an antivirus app in the windows phone store?
    10-26-2014 05:06 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    There are no known viruses for Windows Phones.

    What problem are you having? Although it isn't a virus, people might be able to help you solve the problem if you provide further details.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk
    10-26-2014 05:30 PM
  3. decaf19's Avatar
    Any antivirus apps are a hoax and if you paid for one get your money back. Like the one on android a few months ago.
    xandros9 and realwarder like this.
    10-26-2014 06:09 PM
  4. jameshoffer's Avatar
    It is better to go to any mobile store to format your phone, it can help you to remove the virus.
    10-27-2014 05:28 AM
  5. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    No viruses on windows phone, applications are disk and memory locked to their own space and can't read Core OS or other applications. the only thing a malicious application could do would be to copy photos and music and send your location if you clicked yes to allow when you installed.
    10-27-2014 09:28 AM
  6. ams963's Avatar
    WP: No virus & No antivirus.
    saras112, Vyasjiworld and xandros9 like this.
    10-27-2014 10:26 AM
  7. Maritox Cacici's Avatar
    Just because I have the doubt. My MS acc got my credit card data, but I use the wallet pin for more security. There is no way an app uses my MS acc data without asking me the PIN right?
    10-27-2014 10:36 AM
  8. El_Burro's Avatar
    If Microsoft has your credit card number make store you have 2 factor authentication turned on. If you are worried about an app on your phone retrieving your credit card by virtue of being stored on the same phone then I wouldn't worry. I've never heard of this kind of attack. I doubt very much that is possible.
    10-27-2014 10:45 AM
  9. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    Or use a card that is only used for online purchases with a small limit, with a bank no associated with your primary finances.
    10-27-2014 12:25 PM
  10. onysi's Avatar
    5 years and WP has never been attacked by any virus. Some dumb antivirus company tried to sell an app once. Ms pulled it.
    10-27-2014 11:45 PM
  11. Jazmac's Avatar
    The best way to get rid of a virus on Windows Phone is to first quarantine your phone in a room lined with plastic over the windows and doors for 21 days.
    10-28-2014 02:03 AM
  12. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    It is better to go to any mobile store to format your phone, it can help you to remove the virus.
    Is that kinda like doctors giving patients penicillin for a cold ? ( cold is a virus not a bacterial infection therefore penicillin is useless against a cold ) AND they don't even have a cold, they're just being a hypochondriac ?
    10-28-2014 03:30 AM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    Windows phone doesn't get viruses. Like windows RT
    realwarder and xandros9 like this.
    10-28-2014 04:33 AM
  14. charlatan1978's Avatar
    It is better to go to any mobile store to format your phone, it can help you to remove the virus.
    No offence, but that advice is just nonsense.
    xandros9 and a5cent like this.
    10-28-2014 08:21 AM
  15. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Is there any good way of removing a virus from a windows phone? How to scan for viruses? Is there an antivirus app in the windows phone store?
    Oh for the love of God !!!! I hope it's not the one that you get in Xbox Games....cause then it uses your wifi to get into your Xbox and PS3, and then all three devices gang up and format sector 00 of your Smart Coffee maker...... It's called the Starbucks Virus.
    10-28-2014 08:29 AM
  16. Rostyslav Gryvnak1's Avatar
    setup antivirus
    10-28-2014 08:29 AM
  17. tgp's Avatar
    Is that kinda like doctors giving patients penicillin for a cold ? ( cold is a virus not a bacterial infection therefore penicillin is useless against a cold ) AND they don't even have a cold, they're just being a hypochondriac ?
    Sometimes doctors do things like that to make the patient believe they are being helped. I suppose it could work the same way with an antivirus on a phone? Sometimes what we believe is reality is more important than actual reality.
    10-28-2014 08:36 AM
  18. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Windows Phone can be a carrier to a virus but not actually infected by one at least currently. Most viruses are either based on android or x86/x64 windows. Currently all windows phones are ARM so we are protected automatically by our low 3% marketshare since most people aren't going to even try. You can store an infected file on your phone and transfer it to another computer later, but it won't actually affect the phone in any way shape or form.
    vsmh96 likes this.
    10-28-2014 10:43 AM
  19. several potatos's Avatar
    We need the FAQ to tell people that these phones can't get affected by viruses. :/
    xandros9, Funky Cricket and onysi like this.
    10-28-2014 10:47 AM
  20. onysi's Avatar
    We need the FAQ to tell people that these phones can't get affected by viruses. :/
    Your username is amusing.
    I get a good laugh every time I see it.
    xandros9 and several potatos like this.
    10-29-2014 12:10 AM
  21. Force2Reckon's Avatar
    dont lose your phone if you dont want someone to use your wallet
    10-29-2014 06:11 AM
  22. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Sometimes doctors do things like that to make the patient believe they are being helped. I suppose it could work the same way with an antivirus on a phone? Sometimes what we believe is reality is more important than actual reality.
    Believing that your phone has a virus and using an anti-virus to rid it of an imaginary virus is not more important than the actual reality. Mind over matter or the power of positive thinking won't work on "machine" thinking it does ( in the case of the placebo effect) won't fix a problem that's not there OR even there -particularly on-a-phone. That only works with the human mind and human "spirit" so no it won't work on a phone ( if you were even serious)
    10-31-2014 07:30 PM
  23. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    We need the FAQ to tell people that these phones can't get affected by viruses. :/
    I agree.
    10-31-2014 07:41 PM
  24. awilliams1701's Avatar
    It can certainly have a virus, but at the moment it won't be infected by that virus. If you copy an infected file from windows to your phone, it has that virus, but until you copy it to another computer, it won't do anything.
    11-03-2014 12:45 PM
  25. decaf19's Avatar
    It can certainly have a virus, but at the moment it won't be infected by that virus. If you copy an infected file from windows to your phone, it has that virus, but until you copy it to another computer, it won't do anything.
    With that being said I believe the assumption was a virus that would affect the device its on. Thinking like that then Ubuntu can't announce that its basically virus free because it could have a windows virus or malware.
    11-05-2014 07:59 AM
27 12

Similar Threads

  1. Images load so slow on official Twitter app for WP
    By LumiaWorld in forum Nokia Lumia 520
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-13-2016, 05:43 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-01-2014, 09:01 AM
  3. How to TRULY block a phone call?
    By ChefFabrizio in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-29-2014, 07:01 PM
  4. Any ideas as to why there is lag after exiting Windows Central?
    By BrandonTeoh in forum Windows Central for Windows Phone - App Support
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-29-2014, 01:12 AM
  5. How to get App ID and Product ID from Apps ?
    By amrut_m in forum Developers Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-28-2014, 02:53 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD