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Mobile Media, meet VirusGuard

Software outfit Avanquest has launched VirusGuard, an anti-virus product specifically for mobile and smart phones developed by SMobile (Security Mobile) Systems.

The software was designed to combat the increasing amount the amount of malware targeted at mobile technology. There are currently 283 identified mobile viruses infecting phones, Palm, and Pocket PCs via Bluetooth, SMS, MMS, Infrared and email.

VirusGuard offers full protection for all major mobile platforms, including Windows Mobile, Pocket PC, Smartphone, Blackberry, Palm, and Symbian OS series 60 & 80.

VirusGuard is now the first and only anti-virus application for the Symbian UIQ platform.

VirusGuard’s other distinctive features include:

•An easy-to-use interface that allows for installation and customization via PC

•Exhaustive scanning of all data, regardless of how it was transmitted

•Automatic, real-time updating of virus threats

•Non-interference with other mobile applications and networks

•Logging of all activity in the user’s files

Read full product specs here.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.