Will eSet / Nod32 Support Windows Mobile 8?

Posted on 2014-08-17
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
On the Purchase Home Antivirus and Security Software from ESET, it says
Windows Mobile 6.5, 6.1, 6.0 and 5.0.
However, when I called then the day, I thought they said it was supported (and it could just be a mistype).

I have a
Windows Phone HTC Windows Phone 8X by HTC
T-Mobile Carrier US
Windows 8® 8.0
OS Version: 8.0.10327.0
Firmware Reversion Number: 3030.0.34101.531
Hardware  Software Version: 1.17b.32.19.14_15.62b.32.19
Radio Hardware Version: 3.36.0.D4
Bootloader Version: 0.0.3030.0(173542)
CHIP SOC Addess: 8260A

I am hoping that is all that is needed (i.e. IMEI, etc)  I basically need a cell number to enter so that I can find the phone, I knew I should have gotten eSet Windows Mobile when we renewed 6 weeks ago.  On Purchase Home Antivirus and Security Software from ESET, a two year license is $7.34 ( and then I click that radio button it says
Windows Mobile 6.5, 6.1, 6.0 and 5.0
The total was $27.84.  But then I went thru it again and it was $7.34 (it had been less than 2 months for that renewal).  I read that you get the discount as long as you re-new within 2 months.  
Since eSet is in the Windows Mobile 8 store, I would imagine that it is supported.  I am pretty sure that I had it on there the last time.

I am ready to buy, it is in my cart for the $7.43 - but waiting on confirmation from some experts that hopefully have this installed / working on Windows Mobile 8.

Thank you!

Thank you!
Question by:coreybryant
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    windows phone 7/8/8.1 use a different codebase than the earlier windows phone products that used the windows mobile codebase. MICROSOFT store verifies each app published on the store and if somebody pushes in a virus, they'll reject it. AVG got the boot since it was violating privacy. All apps run sandboxed, so they cant mess with the Windows Phone OS.
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    There is no such thing as Windows Mobile 8.  It's Windows Phone 8.  

    Windows Mobile and Windows Phone are two completely different platforms.  Don't confuse the two.  Windows Mobile is the old, discontinued platform, and Windows Phone is the new platform.  It's not a rewrite of Windows Mobile; it's a completely new OS.

    That being said, there is no use for an AV software on Windows Phone.  Microsoft has restricted Windows Phone apps to such an extent that an AV app wouldn't be able to do much more than check its own files and its own memory, and wouldn't be able to touch (or check) anything else.

    Eset reps have stated numerous times on the forums that there are no plans to create a Windows Phone version of their AV app for exactly these reasons.

    If you need an app that helps you locate your phone, then you should use the built-in Windows Phone Service "Find My Phone" (More details can be found here:

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