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  1. kmolsgaard's Avatar
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    How can I protect my Nokia Lumia 920 against Hackers. I cant find Windows defender on my phone and the store shows no antivirus programs?
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    WP doesn't need anti-virus...
  3. TechAbstract's Avatar
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    Buy an Android phone if you want antivirus apps 😉 . It's not needed on WP. You are safe.
    Last edited by monlosez3; 03-30-2013 at 03:27 AM.
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    There aren't any viruses/hacks/anything on WP, and from my point of view and what I have learned, there hardly ever will be. The system is protected to its max, and cannot be hacked/jailbroken. With that in mind, one can only install official apps approved by Miscrosoft. So, any developer wanting to have his app on the Market has to submit it to Microsoft, in order for it to be tested, and when it gets the green light it is on the Market, and the end-users (that is us) know that all the apps r perfectly safe.
    ex iPhone3G and iPhone4 user
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    Ceterum censeo, Androidam delendam esse!
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    Even on Android, I never found the use for an AV program. I changed OSes constantly, and got apps that were't from the market, but I was careful and used common sense about what I installed. I feel the same way about PCs. I fix them for people for a living. I tell them you only need Microsoft Security Essentials, and an ounce of common sense. No problems with viruses here.
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    What a funny post. Clearly trolling. Windows Phone 8 is the only phone OS to have never been hacked.
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    Let me take this to another extreme, EVEN ON WINDOWS VISTA, 7, 8, you don't need any protection. It's all bull****, take it from me and don't look back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omglilol View Post
    Let me take this to another extreme, EVEN ON WINDOWS VISTA, 7, 8, you don't need any protection. It's all bull****, take it from me and don't look back.
    You should have at least Security essentials to catch the stuff the browser misses, especially if you aren't using IE 10.

    That said, security essentials is built in to Windows 8, so no need to install anything additional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordeith View Post
    You should have at least Security essentials to catch the stuff the browser misses, especially if you aren't using IE 10.

    That said, security essentials is built in to Windows 8, so no need to install anything additional.
    MS Security Essentials is pretty bad though. It failed virus tests couple times. Maybe they don't have a big of a team like those antivirus companies.
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    Can't find one because you don't need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monlosez3 View Post
    MS Security Essentials is pretty bad though. It failed virus tests couple times. Maybe they don't have a big of a team like those antivirus companies.
    Do you have any evidence of this? Because all of the tests I have seen state quite the opposite.

    Security essentials definition updates share the same team as the large Forefront endpoint security product and it benefits from code sharing with that corporate security product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordeith View Post
    Do you have any evidence of this? Because all of the tests I have seen state quite the opposite.

    Security essentials definition updates share the same team as the large Forefront endpoint security product and it benefits from code sharing with that corporate security product.
    When Windows 8 was released, lots of tests showed that Security Essentials had relatively low detection rates, in comparison with other antivirus like Avira, AVG, Avast, Norton, etc.
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    He's right, If you want the best free protection for your PC, you'll want to check out Comodo security suite.
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    Unless you are a bumbling fool MSE is great. I have used it since launch and like it much better than Norton, Kapersky, and Trend Micro, and not to mention all the fly-by-night turned "legit" small name clients.
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    I've used Security Essentials for the last 3 years and love it. I should note however that I had one virus that security essentials didn't find. Had to download Avast to remove it, then removed Avast and went back to security essentials ^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunok View Post
    When Windows 8 was released, lots of tests showed that Security Essentials had relatively low detection rates, in comparison with other antivirus like Avira, AVG, Avast, Norton, etc.
    What tests?

    Security Essentials pe-dates Windows 8 and it has always been a good product. Here is some evidence from when MSE was a new product:

    Antivirus testing outfit: Microsoft Security Essentials makes the grade - Computerworld

    Of course it has only improved since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPmunkey View Post
    Unless you are a bumbling fool MSE is great. I have used it since launch and like it much better than Norton, Kapersky, and Trend Micro, and not to mention all the fly-by-night turned "legit" small name clients.
    I agree. I honestly don't even need virus protection anymore. I haven't been infected in over 8 years. I honestly don't know how people get infected so much. I have clients that get infections at least once a month. Doesn't really bother me as I get paid to clean it up but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narse77 View Post
    I agree. I honestly don't even need virus protection anymore. I haven't been infected in over 8 years. I honestly don't know how people get infected so much. I have clients that get infections at least once a month. Doesn't really bother me as I get paid to clean it up but still.
    Maybe they aren't using Internet Explorer, it has become a pretty good first line of defense.

    https://www.nsslabs.com/reports/brow...neered-malware

    To put the numbers in perspective, for every twenty encounters with socially engineered malware, Firefox and Safari users will be protected from approximately one attack. That means nineteen out of twenty socially engineered malware attacks against Firefox and Safari users will end up testing the users antivirus and/or operating system defenses. Chrome users will be protected from about fourteen of the twenty attacks, leaving their antivirus and operating systems responsible for protecting against six attacks, and IE10 users will generally be protected from all twenty attacks.
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    Most of them use Chrome or Firefox. I made the switch back to IE with Windows 8. I actually like IE10 quite a bit.
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    Unless your IQ is under 100, I honestly think any protection software is very much unnecessary. If you insist, Windows Defender will do. The recent research bull**** is an effort from security companies to tell you free software sucks and get you to buy their bloatware. I haven't had a virus / spyware issue in my lifetime, and all my friends (who avoid stupid **** because I tell them) haven't had issues since XP SP2. Of course retards will say get a Mac and live hassle free, which is more or less true if you look at it statistically, but there is nothing inherently more secure about Mac than Windows, wouldn't go as far as saying security through obscurity but Windows is just fine as it is, and so is Windows Phone, stop panicking and enjoy your products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordeith View Post
    What tests?

    Security Essentials pe-dates Windows 8 and it has always been a good product. Here is some evidence from when MSE was a new product:

    Antivirus testing outfit: Microsoft Security Essentials makes the grade - Computerworld

    Of course it has only improved since then.
    That link you have is from 2009 lol.

    Security Essentials fails latest AV-Test | The Download Blog - CNET Download.com
    Microsoft Security Essentials fails AV-Test certification... again - TechSpot
    AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Nov/Dec 2012
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    Did everyone forget about the SMS vulnerability WP experienced?
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    Just have to call you out on your bull**** here... all 3 links state the same thing... because the first two regurgitate the third...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordeith View Post
    What tests?

    Security Essentials pe-dates Windows 8 and it has always been a good product. Here is some evidence from when MSE was a new product:

    Antivirus testing outfit: Microsoft Security Essentials makes the grade - Computerworld

    Of course it has only improved since then.
    Yes, it used to be a good product before Windows 8.
    But recently, after Windows 8 release (don't know if it's related), it got bad reviews:
    AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Nov/Dec 2012
    Microsoft Security Essentials Tanks Another Antivirus Test
    Microsoft Security Essentials fails another antivirus test - Neowin
    Microsoft Security Essentials fails anti-virus certification test, Redmond challenges results | The Verge
    Of course, it's better than nothing, and if you're careful, it should be enough.
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