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  1. xandros9's Avatar
    You think people would notice that the apps like that don't do anything. -__- I'm hoping that with windows 10 there will be more apps submitted that are actual apps which people shouldn't feel ashamed to use which will push apps like that down and they will eventually fade into oblivion.

    Maybe someday there will be an adblocker built in anyway, like iOS 9 is pushing for. (if there is one already, I'm sorry, please point me towards it!).
    Then again, when that happens, ad companies will find ways around it and do different things.
    Ad blocking is a difficult subject anyway. Websites need it to stay afloat, but it is not good for end consumers normally.
    Placebo AV came about as a result of these threads interestingly enough IIRC.

    It's a joke, but one that's educational though I believe.
    PepperdotNet likes this.
    07-26-2015 05:18 PM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Yes, I originally made it as an inside joke, but it grew from there. It's probably about time for an update. Seeing how popular it's become, if I knew how, I could load it with ads. But I have no desire to do that.
    07-28-2015 09:53 AM
  3. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    On a related note, the "Placebo Antivirus" app I built has been downloaded over 148000 times. Go figure...
    Yes, I originally made it as an inside joke, but it grew from there. It's probably about time for an update. Seeing how popular it's become, if I knew how, I could load it with ads. But I have no desire to do that.
    I got a good laugh out of it!

    For those of you who don't know what he's talking about: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=QX_6ZrFu
    07-28-2015 11:16 AM
  4. Nameesha Tantri's Avatar
    You can't get malware from the web on a windows phone. What you got is a popup scare tactic and browser redirect to buy some android software off the google play store, nothing more.
    Dude I went to a website . When I went it said that the website is not secure . Now I am scared that is my phone hacked or has malwares . Please help.me .
    12-30-2016 06:46 AM
  5. jeffchapik's Avatar
    No, your phone is fine. There is no malware on Windows phones. The operating system does not allow it. Clear your browser cache and you will be fine.
    12-30-2016 07:14 AM
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