Anti-Virus for Windows Phone 8

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Anti-Virus for Windows Phone 8

When can we expect an Anti-Virus software for Windows Phone 8? Or is it already out there somewhere?

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Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Anti-Virus for Windows Phone 8

Hi Jaro,

 

We have Safe Browser available from Windows Store.

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/safe-browser/5f87cacf-564b-484a-8ab6-646fc1d18c7a

 

Currently we feel that the traditional Anti-virus is not bringing additional value to Windows Phone 8 devices due to Secure Boot, built-in sandboxing  and other security techniques used in Windows Phone 8 by default.

 

We do keep an eye on a threat landscape in case something emerges.

Best Regards

-Jake
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Former F-Secure Employee

Re: Anti-Virus for Windows Phone 8

Hi Jaro,

 

We have Safe Browser available from Windows Store.

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/safe-browser/5f87cacf-564b-484a-8ab6-646fc1d18c7a

 

Currently we feel that the traditional Anti-virus is not bringing additional value to Windows Phone 8 devices due to Secure Boot, built-in sandboxing  and other security techniques used in Windows Phone 8 by default.

 

We do keep an eye on a threat landscape in case something emerges.

Best Regards

-Jake
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Re: Anti-Virus for Windows Phone 8

Ok. Good to know