Getting Rid Of "Powelikes" Trojan On A Smart Phone

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by Glenn Holland, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Glenn Holland

    Thread Starter Member

    Dec 26, 2014
    There is a well known trojan going around called "Powelikes" and it got into my computer. It seems top be a sophisticated intrusion capable of extracting information from a computer or smart phone and transmitting it to the perpetrators.

    I was able to get it out of my computer using Norton Antivirus. However Norton doesn't have antivirus for my Windows smartphone (a Nokia Lumina 925). So how do I protect my phone from this potential menace?
  2. shteii01

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2010
    Reset to factory default?
  3. tjohnson

    Active Member

    Dec 23, 2014
    According to a Microsoft MVP at, Windows phones can't get viruses so they don't need antivirus apps. That would explain why Norton and other antivirus companies stopped updating their Windows Phone apps.
    I don't think that's what the OP wants to do. The trojan isn't actually on his phone; he just wanted to know how to protect his phone from it since it had gotten on his PC.