Mobile Phone Anti-Virus Software

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  1. Braunston

    Braunston Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    Do any of you have any recommendations for Anti-Virus software for use on a mobile phone, preferably free, I have a Nokia N97

    Thanks
     
  2. Autoquest

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    I keep the phone switched off:Smile: Turn it on, dial, speak, turn it off:BigGrin:
     
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    Sorry, no. The reason for this: There are no known viruses around that would spread onto mobile phones. For details, please see this specialized website.
     
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    Mobile phones (and PDAs) are computers so it is possible for viruses to be written to affect them just like any computer. Google <cell phone virus> for examples. Having said that the likelihood of infection is many times less than it is for a PC.

    Bluesnarfing is a more serious threat and even that isn't particularly prevalent because it is easy to prevent if you use security on bluetooth devices.

    So long as executable files for mobile phone/PDA are sourced from reputable sites I wouldn't have thought it worth bothering with any AV software.

    Graham
     
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