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Windows is the biggest carrier of mobile infections! - latest report.

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    Default Windows is the biggest carrier of mobile infections! - latest report.

    In a latest report from Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Security Lab, Windows platform was found as the biggest carrier of mobile infections delivered via mobile networks. Windows had contributed about 80% of total infections!

    This is quite startling for many Windows users. The report further stated that almost all mobile users connect their gadgets to PCs for various purposes and most of the PCs run on Windows. This is how malware is spreading like anything through Windows.

    Other OS like Android, iOs and Blackberry phones are fairly secure.

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    Seriously? And I thought it was Android who carried the most mobile infections! :S I was really thinking about buying a Windows Mobile based phone. I needed something to be used as my agenda and to read some mails and PDF's from times to times. And I don't have money to invest on a iOS, iPhone for example so I thought that after iPhone the best mobiles were from Windows :S

    Well, after reading this I will have to search on the internet for other alternatives to iOS, I really don't want an Android but I don't have money for an iPhone. Maybe a Blackberry will do the job? At least that brand is stable over the years!

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    But I don't think we can blame windows mobile phones for this. Almost all PCs run on Windows OS and when people connect their smartphones to these PCs it will get affected and spread into the system. In that sense Windows is the highest carrier of viruses through mobiles. If Windows was not so popular then there would not be any issues like this. So it is not some thing that is related to Windows mobile phone's vulnerability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    But I don't think we can blame windows mobile phones for this. Almost all PCs run on Windows OS and when people connect their smartphones to these PCs it will get affected and spread into the system. In that sense Windows is the highest carrier of viruses through mobiles. If Windows was not so popular then there would not be any issues like this. So it is not some thing that is related to Windows mobile phone's vulnerability.
    Hum yes you are right! But it's still surprisingly! I don't think that Windows Phones are that successfull so people will stop using them and this new report will make them leave this phone once and for all. It doesn't make much sense to buy a phone just because you are able to use Windows Office and a few more exclusive features that are not that relevant! If you want a phone with good performance in terms of viewing PDF's and PowerPoints and stuff like that, you can use an iPhone that is much more reliable! But the difference is in the price I know. But still I think that people will start to use WIndows Phones less and less over time!

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    for a basic user, there is not much difference of apps between windows and android.
    windows apps dont need to be installed in RAM. android apps needs RAM, either partially or fully. just the google apps, without which android can not even function, takes up about 300 MB RAM and they can not even be removed to SD card. so a windows phone can function well even with less RAM but for android now even 1 GB RAM is less than adequate.
    I use one android and one windows phone. both in budget category. the windows phone never got hanged even once in the last 1 year. dont even remember total how many times I had to restart the android because it got stuck. unless android starts to work on using less RAM, it would be pushed out of budget phone segment soon by windows phone.
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    When it comes to apps, it's true that the Windows platform uses less resources, but I think I'd still recommend the android OS over any other as I've found that the apps on the Windows OS are nowhere near as useful as what you'd find in the other platforms and can be a little limited, even for a basic user.

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    please indicate few apps that you regularly use and are not available in windows version. the only exception that I found was woohoo. other than that, all other regularly used apps have windows versions.
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    The ones that are popular are all there, your correct but I'm talking about just apps in general.

    When you look at what's available on the app store then look at the Windows version there's a lot less. While that might not matter to some, others like the variety of android.

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    90% of whats available on googleplay are completely useless for the normal user. and the majority of the android apps invade on your personal information and asks for far more permissions than what is expected to be required for their declared function.
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    I think you are right. But people are crazy about downloading unnecessary stuffs from platforms like Google Play which sometimes can cause serious issues. In a recent threat revealed, a particular type of virus could manage to get into Google Play. It can infect the phones which download applications from Google Play. So, even Google Play is not 100% secure.

    I think we should use the software more judiciously and download only those applications which are actually needed or beneficial for us.

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    It's a sorry state of affairs but it's also the harsh reality. Too many apps and websites have some sort of adware or malware these days. Since the majority of apps are freely available, the developers are trying to monetize them through ads. This raises concerns about the safety of your computer and mobile hardware, and your own privacy. Popular operating systems such as Android and Windows are where the largest proliferation of infections will be found. I doubt this will change anytime soon.

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    This doesn't come off as a surprise as Windows was prone to viruses from the very beginning. Look at the PC aspect of the same Windows and you could see it was fairly famous with the terminologies of virus and malware. On a positive note, I'm glad to see Android is safe and since I'm an Android user, this is uplifting for me.

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    Android itself is only as safe as the apps you install. If you install unsafe apps then even android is unsafe. Be very careful to see what permissions you are granting to your apps.
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