As long as a device is connected to the internet, there’s always the off-chance that it might be infected by malware. In the past we have heard of how various malwares have targeted Android devices (those reports are starting to become less frequent these days), and to a certain extent iOS and WIndows Phone handsets as well. That being said having an added layer of protection apart from the default ones in the operating system will definitely help and go a long way in keeping your phone and information safe, which is why Windows Phone owners might be interested to learn that Kaspersky Labs will be releasing their Internet Security app for the platform soon.
This was first revealed by WP7Forum.ru and later confirmed by the folks at Windows Phone Central who checked with Kaspersky Labs who were at MWC 2014. Unfortunately they did not have a phone with a demo app available so we’re not sure what sort of features we can expect, but apparently the app is in its final certification process which means that it will probably be launched soon. Based on what we know about the Android version of the app, presumably the Windows Phone version will share some, if not all of its features, such as protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, and more; the ability to scan your device at will; anti-theft protection that lets you lock, locate, or wipe your device when it has been stolen; call and text filters, and so on.