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    Anti Virus App?

    Anyone know of a good anti-virus app or some type of "clean your phone of malware" type app for Windows Phone?
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    I've been using various different Windows Phones for years and never used either an anti virus or a clean my phone.
    No problems with any of them.

    I did have to do factory resets on a couple of my phones for some glitchy behavior but everything worked out in the end.
    Even with the problem with the W10 upgrade as messed up as my 640 was the factory reset fixed things.

    Maybe just reboot your phone every so often.

    Sent from my lovely LG Optimus L90

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyotex21 View Post
    Anyone know of a good anti-virus app or some type of "clean your phone of malware" type app for Windows Phone?
    Not really needed. Windows Phones can't execute random code downloaded from the web, only trusted apps installed from the MS app store. (There are exceptions, like if you enable developer options you can sideload apps, but even then those would be apps you proactively installed- not "drive by" downloads.)

    This question usually comes up because a user ran across one of those "your PC/phone is infected" pop-ups when browsing a "naughty" website. If that happened to you, relax. The message was fake and is trying to get you to buy their equally fake malware cleaner app you don't need.
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    Todd Allcock, Microsoft MVP: Mobile Devices 2007-2011

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    Better de not use an anti virus or a clean app for your phone. they will block other applications in your android system

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    Yes bernard76 Think you are right. Sometime I see clean app make mobile slow and most of the time antivirus don't work or detect any virus. I don't use any of them.

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    Panda is the best one

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    I run Norton IS only because I can, not because I see any reason to have it on my Windows Phone. No issues with it blocking legit apps nor slowing the phone down when it's running a scan.

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    I don't use any kind of soft for my phone. Because antivirus uses a lots of ram and then the phone become sluggish.

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    Avast Mobile Security
    Bitdefender Antivirus Free
    AVL
    McAfee Security & Power Booster Free
    Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus
    Sophos Free Antivirus and Security
    Norton Security and Antivirus
    Trend Micro Mobile Security & Antivirus.

    You can use any one of this. The top antivirus apps

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    What you give suggest about NetQin Mobile Antivirus is it really good antivirus app for Windows Phone?

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    Mobiles don't really get viruses as apps are downloaded from a source which has made sure they are secure, android phones are more likely to get viruses due to their openness with app stores, third party app stores sometimes have unsafe apps also if you download music or video from dodgy sites you may get a virus on your mobiles browser. Windows phones and I phone's don't really get viruses.

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    Avast Mobile Security is the best antivirus app for windows phone...

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