I have a Lumia 650 with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile system and have problem install extract .exe files. I also cannot install any virus program on it like Avast. Please advise.

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    Windows 10 Mobile generally cannot run the same executables as PCs, nor is an antivirus program necessary. Where did you get the .exe files from, that you're trying to run on your phone? – Indrek Jun 6 at 12:08
  • From the web when I found some interesting programs. I downloaded a program, it is automatically saved in the download folder same as for pc when I clicked on it a Microsoft pop-up windows open with the question if I want to search the Microsoft Store for it or not. I believe somehow it should download same as on pc. Maybe somewhere I need to enable to can run what I downloaded or some application should work with it. You say I don't need a virus program but I believe I don't trust all apps also what about cleaning catch memory. I did not found any good app to clean catch. – user36025 Jun 6 at 19:16
  • Smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile are built on a different architecture (ARM) than regular PCs (x86), so an executable downloaded from the internet most likely isn't going to run on the phone. Further, mobile operating systems are generally designed to only allow executing software downloaded from the app store. But even if you disable that restriction, the program still won't run if it's fundamentally incompatible. – Indrek Jun 7 at 19:43

You must convert the installed and desired application (EXE) to Appx and change the architecture and OS in Appx to make compatibility with the device. When you do so, just sign the app and send it to Windows 10 Mobile and simply install and use it. This is one way and also risky because of the screen size and some options in the desired program. If you use this method or any other to start a desktop app, you're doing it at your own risk.

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