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  1. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Then it applies to Android too.
    Means it is as safe as WP.
    ​No, WP relies on a store.
    02-12-2015 04:52 PM
  2. D M C's Avatar
    ​No, WP relies on a store.
    Correction : Android also relies on store.
    But It also give user option to install apps from other source.(in which Android clearly state the risk of doing that)
    02-13-2015 01:50 AM
  3. excalibur1814's Avatar
    But I had face Malware and virus problem and my more user face too. That is why their are so many anti-virus for that. Even MS also provide that. That is why Windows is least secure OS.
    Can you name an OS which you think is less secure than Windows.
    Is it Mac or Linux?what?

    Let's face facts here... Nearly EVERYONE runs with FULL admin privileges. You have the choice to create an admin account and run a second, standard account, for day to day use (Max the UAC security). MUCH safer in every single way but do people do this? No. Do people spread this knowledge? No. Windows IS a safe operating system that's run wide open by everyone.

    The USER is the issue... not Windows. Heck when MS released Vista with UAC what did the web say? Turn it off. Dumb.
    02-13-2015 05:36 AM
  4. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Correction : Android also relies on store.
    But It also give user option to install apps from other source.(in which Android clearly state the risk of doing that)
    ​Aside from dev sideloading, I wasn't aware of anything for WP.
    02-13-2015 04:14 PM
  5. neo158's Avatar
    Then it applies to Android too.
    Means it is as safe as WP.
    Now you've got it , Android holds the majority of the market therefore it gets targeted the most.
    D M C likes this.
    02-13-2015 04:39 PM
  6. D M C's Avatar
    Let's face facts here... Nearly EVERYONE runs with FULL admin privileges. You have the choice to create an admin account and run a second, standard account, for day to day use (Max the UAC security). MUCH safer in every single way but do people do this? No. Do people spread this knowledge? No. Windows IS a safe operating system that's run wide open by everyone.

    The USER is the issue... not Windows. Heck when MS released Vista with UAC what did the web say? Turn it off. Dumb.
    As I told before, I never play with security that also include UAC.

    I was using Microsoft essential security(terrible antivirus).
    Windows have very sophisticated virus and it can fool any user.
    A good Antivirus is the only solid solution for that.
    02-13-2015 04:53 PM
  7. link68759's Avatar
    As I told before, I never play with security that also include UAC.









    I was using Microsoft essential security(terrible antivirus).




    Windows have very sophisticated virus and it can fool any user.




    A good Antivirus is the only solid solution for that.





    As much as Antivirus companies like to promote their software as a "defense", AV is really a tool to clean up a mess after the fact. MS security essentials does this fine, with a non intrusive "this file is clearly a virus" function to catch known bad executables. UAC and privilege separation prevent viruses from doing damage when a User account is used. Windows, as the most used OS, is the most targeted, and no software will make you 100% safe: If you paid money for your "good" antivirus, you might want to consider doing more research before renewing the subscription.
    Last edited by link68759; 02-13-2015 at 05:17 PM.
    02-13-2015 05:01 PM
  8. D M C's Avatar
    As much as Antivirus companies like to promote their software as a "defense", AV is really a tool to clean up a mess after the fact. MS security essentials does this fine, with a non intrusive "this file is clearly a virus" function to catch known bad executables. UAC and privilege separation prevent viruses from doing damage when a User account is used. Windows, as the most used OS, is the most targeted, and no software will make you 100% safe: If you paid money for your "good" antivirus, you might want to consider doing more research before renewing the subscription.
    AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Real World Protection Test Overview

    Thanks to Windows Central, I know which Anti-virus I need to use.
    02-14-2015 01:35 AM
  9. MaxyBley's Avatar
    Even Tech Youtubers (MKBHD, Austin, Detroitborg, etc) doesn't seem to care about MS at all. No mention about Windows 10 or even Hololens. They're all focused on their Android and Apple gadgets
    Honestly those guys are more of a fan pf Amdroid than anything else. And heck, not even since MKBHD and even Austin don't just use Android and Android alone. They use iOS and Android and Mac and some other Windows. With Austin even recommending people to get Windows 8 for better performance.

    Just because they don't show or cover much of Windows/WP products does not mean they don't know about or care about. MKBHD in particular made a "phones awards" and showed the Lumia 1020 as one of the best phone for photography. So he does gives credit where credit is due. WP is just not mature enough for him to use it for that long. Or there aren't that many amazing spec'd windows phones.
    02-14-2015 11:20 PM
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