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Asha 210 - antivirus software

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sallyald
Posts: 16

Asha 210 - antivirus software

Hi,

 

Is there a way to download an antivirus software programme eg AVG on an Asha210?  Have heard this is not possible as Nokia claims no one has created a virus for their phones.  I'm cautious because Apple used to have this attitude but now have antivirus software available.

 

Thanks.

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jimmyireland
Posts: 17,166

Re: Asha 210 - antivirus software

You dont need anti virus.Apple are in a world of their own.

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sallyald
Posts: 16

Re: Asha 210 - antivirus software

Yes, antivirus is very much needed.

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musica
Posts: 5,316

Re: Asha 210 - antivirus software

[ Edited ]

sallyald wrote:

Yes, antivirus is very much needed.


Hi. You don't need an anti-virus. We hope this post (explanation) will suffice: http://discussions.nokia.com/t5/Pool-of-Knowledge/Should-I-worry-about-viruses-or-malware/td-p/10961...

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sallyald
Posts: 16

Re: Asha 210 - antivirus software

As stated in a previous post this is the same propaganda apple used to spiel until one day..... now apple provides antivirus software compatability for its products.

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Abi99
Posts: 8,873

Re: Asha 210 - antivirus software

A 3rd-party cannot create an anti-virus software because public APIs do not allow such deep integration into the system. Therefore, Nokia would have to provide something like that. I guess, it is easier for Nokia to fix such vulnerabilities, therefore, you are able to report security incidents. Although, that is not the same as anti-virus software.

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