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Antivirus: Top 5 Windows Mobile Antivirus (1/6)  
Author: Max : 2007/8/30 Printer Friendly Page Tell a Friend
Top 5 Windows Mobile Antivirus 

The ever increasing business need for PDAs and SmartPhones has led to a large spread of virus, spyware and malware special designed for Windows Mobile platform. This Top 5 Windows Mobile Antivirus presents some of the most recommended anit-virus products for the Windows Mobile platform.

Today's smartphone viruses have shown that it is possible to create malicious code that makes the phone unusable. A virus can also cause false billing or unwanted disclosure of stored information. Protection against harmful content is required on every smartphone.

What features should you look for when considering an Mobile Anti-Virus?
   
Most of the features to look for in selecting a mobile antivirus solution are the same ones you're familiar with in choosing one for your PC:
  • Support for your device. You have to check that any software supports the operating system and device you want to protect. For instance, most antivirus vendors are updating their products to cover Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.0 —but, be sure to verify before you buy.
  • Easy-to-use. If it isn't easy, let's be honest, you're not going to do it. Not only must the installation be easy and foolproof; but the interface I use day-to-day needs to be clear and useful.
  • Automatic, over-the-air (OTA) updates. Antivirus vendors constantly update their products to recognize new threats, and over-the-air is the best way to deliver those updates. If you have to wait until you synchronize to receive updates, you could be going outside wearing yesterday's virus protection.
  • Real-time virus scanning. This may slow your device a little, but this is the best form of protection. Antivirus software should examine all attachments for viruses.
  • Intrusion detection. When you set up a Windows Mobile 5.0 device, you'll find that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are "OFF" by default. If you have an earlier version of Windows Mobile operating system, check the Help files on your device or contact your device provider for instructions on how to turn off these services. In either case, read about how to activate them safely. Then, it isn't as crucial to have intrusion detection.
  • Support for you. When I have a security-related question, I want a fast answer. My company is intentionally small, and we don't have an in-house support staff. So, the type of support that a vendor offers is often a deciding factor on whether I'll buy or not. Besides an easy-to-use Web knowledge base, I want rapid-response e-mail, live chat, and phone support.
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