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AntiVirus app for Windows Phone 8

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AntiVirus app for Windows Phone 8

Just bought a new Lumia. Quite happy with this. However I was wondering if any AntiVirus is required for WP8? If yes Please give link to the available apps on store.

 

Thanks

Mobile Overlord
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Re: AntiVirus app for Windows Phone 8

[ Edited ]

There is Absolutely NO need for any Anti Virus ..

Have a look at THIS

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Re: AntiVirus app for Windows Phone 8

Well that answers my question to certain extent. Thanks for the quick reply.

My two major concerns for a virus/malware threat were

1. While transferring files to/from PC using USB

2. While browsing the net

 

The link to the thread was helpful & answered my first concern. But what about virus risk over the web. Is IE10 in WP8 secure? Does it recieve security updates from Microsoft? Or do I need some app to make my browsing more secure?

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Re: AntiVirus app for Windows Phone 8

Hi, I've had my Lumia 520 for a year and 6 months.. Since last year it's been coping my media files more than 3 times, jamming in some instances and recently it's telling me I don't have space on my phone when I do.. It has a mind of its own.. When I was entering the internet, a grey bar appeared saying I have a virus on my phone, and I accidently closed that.. By the way my phone is acting, I believe it.. I don't want to insert my new memory card because I'm afraid it might get affected. I've been told my phone has a serious bug.. Please help asap..
Mobile Overlord
Posts: 20,134

Re: AntiVirus app for Windows Phone 8


Mavis_07 wrote:
When I was entering the internet, a grey bar appeared saying I have a virus on my phone, and I accidently closed that.... 

May be just an ad on the website you were browsing that lures you into first scan your device and then tells you to buy some software to cure any issues ..

BTW, Refer Message 2 above ..