1. Arizona Willie's Avatar
    Title says it all.

    I don't see a Windows Defender in the app list.

    Running naked doesn't seem like a good idea.
    10-04-2015 01:58 PM
  2. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    Virus does not affect windows phone. End of story.
    Sent from Microsoft Lumia 640XL via Tapatalk.
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    10-04-2015 02:02 PM
  3. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    That's one of important advantages comparing it to competition, you simply don't need to waste your hardware resources and battery by constant running of various antivirus, AntiMalware and AntiSpyWare apps in background ...
    10-04-2015 02:08 PM
  4. wpn00b's Avatar
    Can anyone link to something to corroborate this point of view? I have hears before that this OS is incredibly secure but I can't find anything to back it up currently. A lot of the articles I find don't even include Windows Phone.
    10-04-2015 02:24 PM
  5. NOOB4LIFE's Avatar
    Hmm..
    There's no antivirus app in the windows store for a reason. Windows phones use the concept of sandboxing which prevents any app to access information from outside the app.
    AVG once published an antivirus app in the windows store but it was removed immediately after Microsoft took notice of it and found it fake.
    So, don't worry about those thing while you're stuck with windows phones 😉
    10-04-2015 02:38 PM
  6. Joshwin's Avatar
    there has to be potential wp viruses first for it to have antivirus. developers hardly create a decent apps, let alone anyone to spend time to create viruses that affects WPs ;)
    10-04-2015 02:39 PM
  7. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    can we stop posting these general questions in the 640XL section please? That is an OS question.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ml#post2977482

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...mia-625-a.html

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ml#post2746206

    Willie, if you did a little search you would find threads with that question already.
    In particular read a5cent's post here.
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 10-04-2015 at 03:05 PM.
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    10-04-2015 02:43 PM
  8. Arizona Willie's Avatar
    Well Windows Phones have Edge and you can browse anywhere on the Internet so why wouldn't infected sites infect the phone?

    It is < supposedly > the same Window as on a desktop and can run the same programs --- and it does.

    I can see virus writers might not put in the effort because they believe Windows phones are such a small target that it isn't worth their time .... but I think they are wrong.

    If you run banking apps a keystroke virus could grab all your information just the same as on a desktop.

    If not, if they have figured some MIRACULOUS way to prevent virii from harming Windows Phones why don't they put it in ALL versions of Windows 10?
    10-04-2015 02:47 PM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    This is a very common question.

    As pointed out above there is quite a bit of discussion about viruses and their risks on Windows phones.
    That said this thread is closed.

    Thanks everyone!
    10-04-2015 03:12 PM

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