1. cedarlog's Avatar


    What you see below is an excerpt from a conversation between an Orange service representative and a subscriber. In a nutshell, the unsuspecting user is being misled into believing that Windows Phone devices are prone to getting viruses, while Android smartphones are more or less immune to such problems
    more : Android is immune to viruses, Windows Phone is not, says Orange customer support
    12-19-2011 06:03 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    On a PC with Windows, programs are dependent on the OS to run, which makes the OS easier to infect with a virus . On a PC running Linux, programs run independently of the OS, meaning, an infected program will not effect the OS. At least in theory. :D I think that's what he was trying to say.

    I know there is a lot of malware out there effecting Android phones.
    Last edited by palandri; 12-19-2011 at 07:40 AM.
    12-19-2011 06:39 AM
  3. dragonide's Avatar
    On a PC with Windows, programs are dependent on the OS to run, which makes the OS easier to infect with a virus . On a PC running Linux, programs, run independently of the OS, meaning, an infected program will not effect the OS. At least in theory. :D I think that's what he was trying to say.

    I know there is a lot of malware out there effecting Android phones.
    That's not true. Really could not understand the relationship between program dependency with the OS and the difficulty of virus infecting. Btw there is no such thing as OS independency for programs even in Linux ...

    Windows is easier to infect coz most users use Administrators account.
    Linux security depends on users using normal accounts.
    If you use root privileges accounts on Linux and you start executing downloaded **** you can do AS MUCH DAMAGE AS doing the same in Windows. Try and use a normal account in Windows 7 and I want to see if you are able to ruin the whole system. Try a simple 'rm -r /', that could be easily hidden in a stupid bash file, while using your administrator account and you are screwed.
    12-19-2011 07:37 AM
  4. martin_strahilovski's Avatar
    Android and iOS have and are the most virus platforms on the market here, hereand here. I think that they are doing this on purpose. But, there aren't any viruses for Windows Phone OS. So everybody that knows a little about this can judge what platform is the best. :)
    12-19-2011 07:40 AM
  5. dragonide's Avatar
    12-19-2011 07:43 AM
  6. gsquared's Avatar
    I wouldn't put too much stock in that.

    That person likely works for a phone support company. They are probably also taking phone support calls for electric shavers, coffee makers, and the Flowbee all at the same time.

    You can't blame them for getting confused now and again.
    12-19-2011 07:55 AM
  7. cedarlog's Avatar
    WTF .... really .... -_-
    he doesn't even know the difference between windows phone and android and clearly doesn't even know the os's or even use them

    i would fire him and fire who hired him
    12-19-2011 11:19 AM
  8. hss.strat's Avatar
    On a PC with Windows, programs are dependent on the OS to run, which makes the OS easier to infect with a virus . On a PC running Linux, programs run independently of the OS, meaning, an infected program will not effect the OS. At least in theory. :D I think that's what he was trying to say.
    WhatchyoutalkinboutWillis?

    Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Unix, BeOS, OS2 all are susceptible to viruses. Windows just happens to be the most common operating system in the world, and therefore the most targeted. The aforementioned user privileges issue is also of large concern. Most computer virus infections are U53R error. Windows has gotten really good about warning people when things are going to be changed or installed or moved, etc. etc. but nobody pays attention to the messages, they just click the button that makes it go away.


    "Techs" don't know what they're talking about. 'nuff said.
    12-20-2011 10:02 AM
  9. InfectedPhreak's Avatar
    I think reps and support agents got together, and completely failed their exams in learning the products. I don't know how people can be reps or support agents and not know the back and forth of the products they are selling.
    12-20-2011 01:45 PM
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