ESET Mobile Antivirus for Smartphones

ESET Mobile Antivirus delivers proactive and comprehensive protection from viruses, spyware, adware, trojans, worms, rootkits, and other unwanted software. It will keep your smartphones and Pocket PCs safe â€" even between signature updates. Its fast engine keeps your inbox uncluttered by filtering SMS spam from unknown and unwanted senders.

ESET Mobile Antivirus has low CPU, memory requirements and compact updates which minimise data bandwidth usage. It will protect email attachments and other files being transferred or accessed without impacting performance.

ESET Mobile Antivirus provides:

  • Proactive Protection: Detect and clean known and unknown mobile malware
  • Light Footprint: About 400 KB installed and 1 MB of RAM used when scanning
  • Fast Scanning Speeds: Streamlined technology detects more files and scans them at lightning speed
  • SMS Anti-Spam: Filter unwanted text messages to the spam folder with simple rules

News source: ESET
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It looks they are downloaded over the Internet according to this FAQ, so if you tether your Windows Mobile device to your PC perhaps you could download updates that way to avoid data charges on your phone.


Aryeh Goretsky

Only if you use a "dumb"phone... there's a nasty tiger woods virus for symbian and winmo, it crashes your devices and only a wipe out could clean it up.
I feel sorry for those Mofos that writes virus crap specially for mobiles.


I did a quick search of ESET's web site and found three Windows Mobile viruses listed in their virus signature database: Win32/WinCE.Brador.A (interesting write-up here), Win32/WinCE.Brador.B and WinCE/Dust.1536. There may be more in there, and the program has some heuristics which may detect additional threats, but it is probably more valuable right now as an antispam solution than an antivirus one. That situation is likely to change, though, if malware authors find ways to steal money on systems running Windows Mobile--after all, when was the last time you saw a piece of malware that didn't try to make money, either by serving up ads, redirecting searches, or making the infected host part of a botnet.


Aryeh Goretsky

On one hand, I want my Windows Mobile device to be secure. It scares me that they never seem to have security patches for it, as I'm sure it's not the most secure OS ever made. I'm also reluctant to install many apps on it.

On the other hand, I question just how useful EMAV is at this point. I ran it during the beta period, and I tried it when it was released, but I never saw it get any updates either. I'd like to see a list of the mobile viruses that it detects.

I'm sure that huge vulnerabilities exist, but I don't think people have really started exploiting them yet.