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  1. A895's Avatar
    no its not
    they didnt just download it they paid for it,plus it also shows how google oversees malware and scam apps
    when bbm for android was nearing release there were tonnes of malware ridden versions with blackberry inc etc as the author name
    its how malware ridden android is and how a top rated paid antivirus app is scamming people and doesnt do anything except make u believe u have a virus
    fyi windows phone has kaspersky safe browser but people dont use it as much as IE or other browsers,so thats an understatement
    microsoft and apple takes great care of their app stores and have better quality
    another example-
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/Apps/Fake-...ges_19749.html
    Stop. No matter how many times you say malware ridden it is not true. Are there bad apps? Yes. Malware ridden? No. Malicious Apps? There are a few.

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    04-08-2014 08:41 AM
  2. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Stop. No matter how many times you say malware ridden it is not true. Are there bad apps? Yes. Malware ridden? No. Malicious Apps? There are a few.

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    ok lets assume im wrong and that i dont know what android is, does that mean the other users here who posted their experiences will malware in this thread are wrong?we all posted our own experiences with malware man, its not like we didnt own droids before and are just googling this and posting here
    we gave android a fair shot too before windows phone :)
    every os has its own advantages and disadvantages including android and even ios and wp
    04-08-2014 09:36 AM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    In the "old days" we were told to physically disconnect from the internet to lessen the risk of viruses or malware. We can do it with cell phones too but then our email would be late and God forbid, no Facebook notifications.


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    04-08-2014 02:34 PM
  4. A895's Avatar
    ok lets assume im wrong and that i dont know what android is, does that mean the other users here who posted their experiences will malware in this thread are wrong?we all posted our own experiences with malware man, its not like we didnt own droids before and are just googling this and posting here
    we gave android a fair shot too before windows phone :)
    every os has its own advantages and disadvantages including android and even ios and wp
    I have only seen you claiming malware.

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    04-08-2014 03:10 PM
  5. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I have only seen you claiming malware.

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    correction - not claiming malware , its called experience, i have experienced malware on android and so have the others, we arent generalizing , we just posted how unhappy we were with that platform and its malware and why we switched to WP :)
    see the previous pages especially 3rd page
    Last edited by Karthik Naik; 04-09-2014 at 12:34 AM.
    04-09-2014 12:20 AM
  6. A895's Avatar
    correction - not claiming malware , its called experience, i have experienced malware on android and so have the others, we arent generalizing , we just posted how unhappy we were with that platform and its malware and why we switched to WP :)
    see the previous pages especially 3rd page
    I can see just fine, does not make your claim any truer though.

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    04-09-2014 12:53 AM
  7. bayanii's Avatar
    In the "old days" we were told to physically disconnect from the internet to lessen the risk of viruses or malware. We can do it with cell phones too but then our email would be late and God forbid, no Facebook notifications.


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    Awesome. 28.8 baby. Lol. Sorry off topic, but tthat deserves a bit of love.
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    04-09-2014 02:03 AM
  8. bayanii's Avatar
    I can see just fine, does not make your claim any truer though.

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    I think what he is saying is that apps don't go through proper inspections or testing's. Not to say they dont and I understand that there are 100's of 1000's of apps that computers scan for malicious activities.

    An application like an anti virus is not like a flappy bird or a calendar app. Its a pretty serious app to approve of by the company. Especially if its providing security to your OS. Its seems odd that they would just let it pass by the gates so easily. A Trojan horse not for the OS but for their consumers pockets.
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    04-09-2014 02:15 AM
  9. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I think what he is saying is that apps don't go through proper inspections or testing's. Not to say they dont and I understand that there are 100's of 1000's of apps that computers scan for malicious activities.

    An application like an anti virus is not like a flappy bird or a calendar app. Its a pretty serious app to approve of by the company. Especially if its providing security to your OS. Its seems odd that they would just let it pass by the gates so easily. A Trojan horse not for the OS but for their consumers pockets.
    finally someone who gets what my point is!! thanks for your explanation !! :))

    it wasnt even some free app, people actually paid $8 or something for it plus it got ratings of 4.7/5 it shows how apps are accepted into the play store and this justifies why microsoft and apple have so many api restrictions and tons of rules for their respective app stores
    04-09-2014 04:10 AM
  10. bayanii's Avatar
    finally someone who gets what my point is!! thanks for your explanation !! :))

    it wasnt even some free app, people actually paid $8 or something for it plus it got ratings of 4.7/5 it shows how apps are accepted into the play store and this justifies why microsoft and apple have so many api restrictions and tons of rules for their respective app stores
    :)
    04-09-2014 05:31 AM
  11. A895's Avatar
    I think what he is saying is that apps don't go through proper inspections or testing's. Not to say they dont and I understand that there are 100's of 1000's of apps that computers scan for malicious activities.

    An application like an anti virus is not like a flappy bird or a calendar app. Its a pretty serious app to approve of by the company. Especially if its providing security to your OS. Its seems odd that they would just let it pass by the gates so easily. A Trojan horse not for the OS but for their consumers pockets.
    I still would not let this example entertain the idea, its malware ridden. This is a super rare case.

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    04-09-2014 07:48 AM
  12. A895's Avatar
    finally someone who gets what my point is!! thanks for your explanation !! :))

    it wasnt even some free app, people actually paid $8 or something for it plus it got ratings of 4.7/5 it shows how apps are accepted into the play store and this justifies why microsoft and apple have so many api restrictions and tons of rules for their respective app stores
    It also is the bane of many app developers because an app can be tested for a long time before being published on the App Store. If I remember Android Central was turned down before on the App Store. I'm not saying opening it up is better but a secure, automatic system that can do would be a more proper solution.

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    04-09-2014 07:51 AM
  13. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I still would not let this example entertain the idea, its malware ridden. This is a super rare case.

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    its obvious now that after so much proof and how we have encountered malware that android indeed does have issues with its app store and malware
    its not personal, we posted our experience as well
    04-09-2014 08:06 AM
  14. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    It also is the bane of many app developers because an app can be tested for a long time before being published on the App Store. If I remember Android Central was turned down before on the App Store. I'm not saying opening it up is better but a secure, automatic system that can do would be a more proper solution.

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    this does make sense
    but atleast its still secure and we dont have to worry about scams and malware all the time before installing an app
    btw just curious - which wp do u have?
    04-09-2014 08:09 AM
  15. A895's Avatar
    its obvious now that after so much proof and how we have encountered malware that android indeed does have issues with its app store and malware
    its not personal, we posted our experience as well
    It has issues but its not a malware problem if a small number of users experience it. That's like saying Windows on desktop has a virus problem even though a very small number of users actually experience it.

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    04-09-2014 09:17 AM
  16. A895's Avatar
    this does make sense
    but atleast its still secure and we dont have to worry about scams and malware all the time before installing an app
    btw just curious - which wp do u have?
    Android you don't have to sorry about malware or scams. This is the first time I ever heard of such a scam on the Play Store.

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    04-09-2014 09:18 AM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Android you don't have to sorry about malware or scams. This is the first time I ever heard of such a scam on the Play Store.

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    This is the first time you've heard of malware on Android? Have you been on a desert island with a volleyball for the last 5 years?
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    04-09-2014 11:07 AM
  18. A895's Avatar
    This is the first time you've heard of malware on Android? Have you been on a desert island with a volleyball for the last 5 years?
    Scams and malware are two different things.

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    04-09-2014 12:41 PM
  19. vormison's Avatar
    I recently purchased an HTC One Mini. I am already thinking of selling it if you are interested, haha.

    Putting it simply. Yes, the app gap DOES suck. No matter what anyone says. I am not even an app junkie but with the WP you are essentially trading a few features and an abundance of apps for an extremely streamlined OS. Simply put, the Android OS just absolutely sucks. I am sorry, that's just my opinion. I find the OS to be so horrible that I don't even like using the phone. All Android hardware seems to be cheap, yes, even this HTC. I could go on and on and provide details as to why I think this but after using this thing for a couple months I am simply amazed at what MS was able to accomplish with WP.

    You will love the apps, you will feel detached, and you will miss the WP OS. Again, just my opinion but I pretty much think there is no app out there worth giving up on WP.
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    04-09-2014 12:50 PM
  20. bayanii's Avatar
    I still would not let this example entertain the idea, its malware ridden. This is a super rare case.

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    I understand your point of it being rare. Its not malware that I was referring to, its the quality control of the app store.

    An antivirus would be another level of protection for a user.

    If an app store is providing anti virus apps, it leads me to believe that the app store isn't completely malware free.

    If people are downloading it, then that is another suggestion to my point.

    I wasn't bashing on their system. Its just bothers me that a very significant app would be ignored. Malware can be defined as a program hidden in a unsuspecting layer. It did not contain any virus, but the idea remains.

    Created an anti virus (harmless trojan), then took peoples money. Although I hear he's not collecting any of it.
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    04-09-2014 02:19 PM
  21. A895's Avatar
    I understand your point of it being rare. Its not malware that I was referring to, its the quality control of the app store.

    An antivirus would be another level of protection for a user.

    If an app store is providing anti virus apps, it leads me to believe that the app store isn't completely malware free.

    If people are downloading it, then that is another suggestion to my point.

    I wasn't bashing on their system. Its just bothers me that a very significant app would be ignored. Malware can be defined as a program hidden in a unsuspecting layer. It did not contain any virus, but the idea remains.

    Created an anti virus (harmless trojan), then took peoples money. Although I hear he's not collecting any of it.
    The app store is just the host and not the creator of the anti virus apps. Its mainly for downloading stuff from the browser, because downloading third party app stores and pirating apps is risky business. I also think that app has fake reviews, there is no way in the world an app that does nothing for $4 gets a 4.7 star rating average. Fake reviews have happened before on the BBM, and Flappy Birds app.

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    04-09-2014 05:05 PM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Scams and malware are two different things.

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    You did mention both. I automatically assumed you were aware of scam apps. I assumed incorrectly and you know what happens when you assume, or am I assuming again?
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    04-09-2014 07:35 PM
  23. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    The app store is just the host and not the creator of the anti virus apps. Its mainly for downloading stuff from the browser, because downloading third party app stores and pirating apps is risky business. I also think that app has fake reviews, there is no way in the world an app that does nothing for $4 gets a 4.7 star rating average. Fake reviews have happened before on the BBM, and Flappy Birds app.

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    whatever, when someone buys say a phone they expect atleast the "host" to provide them with updates or to give them quality apps
    the point is that when they oversee tonns of scam and malware apps, it shows the quality the company has,as for android having more apps keep in mind that for every android app there are 100s of fake apps on the app store with the same name and similiar author names

    how could they oversee BBM in the first place its one of the most anticipated releases and they managed to allow 100s of BBM fakes on the play store
    it really shows an interesting insight on how malware and scams work
    id blame the consumers for downloading the app in the first place but when such an app becomes the top rated paid app, i wouldnt blame them at all,infact if i were google id offer them compensation and assistance incase their phone is affected by malware/scams
    ive noticed samsungs service centre personally telling me that the issues i faced with my phone were due to malware and id have to pay them to reflash it, even under warranty,im happier with windows phone and nokia, nokia service centres are more helpful and understanding than most android device service centres
    04-10-2014 10:35 AM
  24. A895's Avatar
    whatever, when someone buys say a phone they expect atleast the "host" to provide them with updates or to give them quality apps
    the point is that when they oversee tonns of scam and malware apps, it shows the quality the company has,as for android having more apps keep in mind that for every android app there are 100s of fake apps on the app store with the same name and similiar author names

    how could they oversee BBM in the first place its one of the most anticipated releases and they managed to allow 100s of BBM fakes on the play store
    it really shows an interesting insight on how malware and scams work
    id blame the consumers for downloading the app in the first place but when such an app becomes the top rated paid app, i wouldnt blame them at all,infact if i were google id offer them compensation and assistance incase their phone is affected by malware/scams
    ive noticed samsungs service centre personally telling me that the issues i faced with my phone were due to malware and id have to pay them to reflash it, even under warranty,im happier with windows phone and nokia, nokia service centres are more helpful and understanding than most android device service centres
    The host provides updates and quality apps. If you remember Apples App store had 2048, and flappy bird clones just like all other app stores did including Windows Store.

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    04-10-2014 10:49 AM
  25. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    The host provides updates and quality apps. If you remember Apples App store had 2048, and flappy bird clones just like all other app stores did including Windows Store.

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    lol right but play store ones had malware and the devs of such apps were playing with your personal data
    04-16-2014 08:36 AM
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