Antivirus for mobile phones

December 2016


Antivirus for mobile phone


Intro

Nowadays, many people use their iPhone, BlackBerry or PDA to browse the Internet. But most of them have not yet considered making use of an Antivirus software to protect their devices!

Why?

Your mobile phone can be prone to a malware infection, just like your PC or laptop. When connected to the internet, these viruses can be be harmful to the operating system of the phone, applications, personal information, contacts etc.

What are the risk?

  • Data loss
  • Corrupted files and OS
  • Convey private information without your knowledge.

Examples of viruses

Smartphones running the Symbian operating system are susceptible to the CommWarrior trojan. It has spread from phone to phone via Bluetooth and MMS. Cabir uses the same operating principle as the previous one. If the program is executed, your phone status will be busy all the time. Finally, a third virus called Skulls also affects Symbian OS. This program, replaces the icons of applications of the telephone with skulls and disables them, leaving only the possibility for the user to make calls.

Some antivirus solutions

F-Secure


F-Secure is a solution that includes a firewall, antivirus and antispyware.
Some features:
  • Prevents the misuse of confidential information if lost or stolen
  • Prevents the monitoring of communications by spyware
  • Updates via SMS possible
  • Download automatic or manual updates
  • Ability to remotely delete data


Price from € 39.95, Trial version available
Compatibility: Symbian, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone (see list here)

BitDefender

BitDefender Mobile Security v2 provides permanent antivirus protection in real time.


Some features:
  • Check the internal memory, memory cards and mobile
  • Updates configurable and downloadable via GPRS or via a PC connected to the Internet
  • Low and optimized for efficient use of mobile
  • Technical support provided by professionals, FAQ and searchable database online


Price from € 29.95, Trial version available
Compatibility Symbian, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone

Kaspersky

Kaspersky Mobile Security 8.0 offers all the same levels of security as a PC.


Some features:
  • Protection and of encryption of files (directory, photos, etc.).
  • Prevents the transmission of personal data and attempts to prevent corruption
  • Anti-flight options with SMS-Block, SMS-Find, SMS-Clean and SIM Watch
  • Anti-spam and parental controls available


Price from 29.95 €, Trial version available .
Compatibility Symbian, Windows Pocket PC and Smartphone (see list here)

Eset

Eset Mobile Antivirus offers a proactive security software, fast and effective for protecting smartphones against SMS spam, viruses, worms, adware, trojans, spyware and other malware.


Some features:
  • Protection for creating/reading/editing/deleting files
  • Protects all entry points: e-mail, SMS, file transfer, wireless or ActiveSync
  • SMS spam filter
  • Manual or automatic creation of a blacklist and a whitelist from address book
  • Filtering of SMS contacts from unknown or unwanted (easy setup)
  • ThreatSense Technology
  • Price: 23,90 €, with access to a trial

Symantec

Norton Smartphone Security for Symbian and Windows Mobile
Free trial or full version: http://www.norton.mobi/
  • It is an all in one solution, to protect your mobile phone against threats such as:
    • Information theft.
    • Spam
    • Viruses.
  • Compatibility:
    • Symbian: 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
    • Windows Moblie: 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 6.5

Avast PDA Edition

http://www.avast.com/pda-edition

Dr Web


NitQin Mobile Antivirus

A free antivirus running on Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, Android based phones.
It provides real-time protection against viruses, malware and spyware.

ZONER

This free antivirus is available for Android devices:

GuardX Antivirus

This free antivirus is available for Android devices:

Fastscan Anti-Virus

This free antivirus is available for Android devices:

Avira Free Android security

http://www.avira.com/en/products/avira_antivir_mobile.html

McAfee VirusScan Mobile

http://us.mcafee.com/root/product.asp?productid=mobile_info

My Android protection

Download on Google Play

Sophos mobile security

Download on Google Play

AVG Mobilation

AVG offers free Antivirus for Android OS
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/antivirus-for-android

Trend Micro

http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/mobile-security/

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