AVG launches first antivirus app on Windows Phone 7

AVG Mobilation has recently released a brand new antivirus scanner for those running Windows Phone 7 on their smartphone. The free software suite for WP7 combines AVG’s Safe Search with an antivirus scanner that is supposed to keep your mobile use safe and free of malicious activity.

"Free Security Suite from AVG Mobilation – security software for Windows Phone™. Keep your device safe with just one click"

  • Safe Web Surfing - Stay safe from phishing and malware while surfing the web
  • Safe Search - Allowing you search the web avoiding malicious web sites

Inside the application you get the File Scanner, which scans for viruses hidden inside the files (namely music and images) in your device and removes them; the Safe Search feature which shows safety ratings of web pages before you visit them; and Safe Surf. Safe Surf checks web pages in real-time before you visit them and prevents you from accessing sites considered dangerous by the software.

As WPCentral reports, the application is surprisingly fast at scanning for an antivirus application, and it’s limited protection against attacks through PDF and other files limits the overall effectiveness of the software in preventing malicious code. Some of these limitations do arise due to the operating system (WP7) running beneath the app but it should be good enough for basic protection. The app comes in at around 5MB and can be downloaded through this link to the Marketplace.

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