1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    need antivirus for window phone
    Geeta Iyer likes this.
    01-06-2015 08:12 PM
  2. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    A Windows desktop virus couldn't harm a Windows phone due to the type of processors. Desktops run x64 or x86 processors whereas Windows phone is an ARM processor. Most viruses are written for x86 or x64 processors. You're one could link with an infected PC and carry that virus until it was synced with another PC and spread the virus that way but the phone wouldn't be affected. The reason why Android suffers from viruses is because though they run ARM processors, their apps are written in Java by unscrupulous developers whereas WP apps are coded in C++. Hopefully Windows 10 won't open a backdoor for Android/Java apps if they should go down the route of running Android apps.
  3. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    Currently there are no antivirus for WP. There's also no need for one yet
    01-06-2015 08:23 PM
  4. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    I'm not sure you do. I've never heard of a Windows Phone being successfully hacked; at a hacking event, they could only launch an attack by putting an SD card in the phone physically, and even then it only gave them very limited control (forget the details). Windows Phone is hyper secure.
    01-06-2015 08:23 PM
  5. Hisham mubarak's Avatar
    Lol... Its not android its windows.. There is no need for any antivirus....
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-06-2015 08:35 PM
  6. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    A Windows desktop virus couldn't harm a Windows phone due to the type of processors. Desktops run x64 or x86 processors whereas Windows phone is an ARM processor. Most viruses are written for x86 or x64 processors. You're one could link with an infected PC and carry that virus until it was synced with another PC and spread the virus that way but the phone wouldn't be affected. The reason why Android suffers from viruses is because though they run ARM processors, their apps are written in Java by unscrupulous developers whereas WP apps are coded in C++. Hopefully Windows 10 won't open a backdoor for Android/Java apps if they should go down the route of running Android apps.
    Argha Bhattacharya likes this.
    01-06-2015 08:51 PM
  7. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    By the way, I'm not sure if Apple fixed this in iOS 8, but they have a backdoor security flaw that no one talks about:

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/id...40222?irpc=932
    01-06-2015 08:56 PM
  8. Lumiapprentice's Avatar
    I wonder why then does Microsoft.com support site for Lumia state the following: "Install antivirus and other security software on your device and any connected computer. Only use one antivirus app at a time. Using more may affect performance and operation of the device and/or computer.". Microsoft are obviously not so confident as their devotees appear to be, yet they give a blanket advisory which they have no actual app for in their store. That looks pretty sloppy to me.
    01-27-2015 03:33 AM
  9. Pete's Avatar
    I wonder why then does Microsoft.com support site for Lumia state the following: "Install antivirus and other security software on your device and any connected computer. Only use one antivirus app at a time. Using more may affect performance and operation of the device and/or computer.". Microsoft are obviously not so confident as their devotees appear to be, yet they give a blanket advisory which they have no actual app for in their store. That looks pretty sloppy to me.
    The only thing sloppy here is that the website hasn't updated its standard text after Nokia stopped using Symbian OS. I'm pretty sure that article has been reported as being inaccurate many times, but not been updated.
    01-27-2015 03:44 AM
  10. Lumiapprentice's Avatar
    OK thanks - that indeed clarifies.
    01-27-2015 03:47 AM
  11. arup sen1's Avatar
    My Lumia 535 ph need antivirus for save my sd card, which antivirus is compatible for this phone.
    03-15-2015 12:23 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    My Lumia 535 ph need antivirus for save my sd card, which antivirus is compatible for this phone.
    Please re-read this thread. There is no anti-virus software or app available for Windows Phone.

    Why the concern about AV and your SD card? What prompts this?

    Is there more detail you can provide.
    03-15-2015 01:01 PM
  13. Akshay Kashyap1's Avatar
    Free best antivirus for windows Lumia 535 download
    07-25-2015 08:34 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    None is needed. There are no viruses for Windows Phone.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-25-2015 09:06 PM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Free best antivirus for windows Lumia 535 download
    There is no anti-virus program available for your phone and it is not needed. Did something happen to lead you to believe your security was in jeopardy?
    07-25-2015 09:07 PM
  16. Jack Neill's Avatar
    The best security would be to take out your sim and turn off the Wi-Fi.
    Joshwin and mary beth hale like this.
    07-25-2015 09:48 PM
  17. Monu Sonkar's Avatar
    Lumia 535
    01-02-2016 06:59 AM
  18. Joshwin's Avatar
    First people need to make viruses for wp for someone to make an anti virus. For now you can be care free without bothering yourself about viruses.
    01-02-2016 07:19 AM
  19. Lee Power's Avatar
    I reckon some people on this thread are getting confused by web pop ups telling them there device is infected.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-02-2016 08:07 AM
  20. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I reckon some people on this thread are getting confused by web pop ups telling them there device is infected.
    I love those pop ups, its always like iOS 5 or Jelly Bean UI telling me I got a virus, I'm OH NO!!!
    01-02-2016 10:51 AM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Lumia 535
    That in no way offers any detail. Is there something specific we need to discuss?
    01-02-2016 01:35 PM
  22. madia khan's Avatar
    how do i protect my phone (lumia 535) from spy app. somebody put this app on my phone and i reset my phone this is removed but for future protection is their any anti spy software ?
    02-01-2016 01:22 AM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    There are no spy apps for Windows Phone.
    02-01-2016 01:34 AM

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