The number of applications increases on the phones, number of bugs also comes out when we start using them. These bugs can be rectified when given to the service centres where they will update the version of the software which will fix the bugs. But how about viruses in the mobile phone? as we might very well know what virus will do in our computers, but in a mobile phone when a virus comes in it permanently burn out your SIM card, delete your address book, randomly send pictures from your phone’s camera to people in your address book, make an expensive overseas phone call, use your phone to send SMS or MMS spam, finally makes the phone not in a usable condition.

These types of viruses can be avoided by installing antivirus software for the phone. Earlier antivirus software’s were used only for the computers. But now they are available for mobile phones too. These viruses come to our phone only because of un-authorized application that is being installed, also because of data transfers through Bluetooth. Here I would like to refer some of the antivirus software’s that are available for your mobile phones.

F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus
F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus is easy to use and does not require excess device resources. It automatically scans all files in the background, both in the device and on the memory cards. When an infected file is detected it is immediately quarantined to protect all other data in the system.

Kaspersky Anti Virus Mobile
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Symbian OS is an anti-virus solution for Smartphone’s based on the Symbian platform.

McAfee Mobile Anti-Virus
McAfee VirusScan Mobile provides the leading solution for real-time protection against viruses, worms, dialers, Trojans and battery-sapping malware providing a safe mobile experience. This product delivers a safe and worry-free mobile experience for your mobile life.

Simworks Mobile Anti-Virus
SimWorks Anti-Virus actively scans and protects your phone from viruses. SimWorks Anti-Virus protects phone’s from all known viruses including Cabir a, Cabir b, Cabir c, the Mosquitoes dialer trojan etc. SimWorks Anti-Virus is compatible with all phones using the Symbian operating system such as the popular Sony Ericsson P800/P900 and Nokia’s 6600.

Symantec Mobile Anti-Virus
Protects Smartphone’s that use the Symbian 60 or 80 platform. Detects and automatically removes viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and evolving malicious code. It safeguards your phone as soon as it is installed, automatically turning on virus protection and closing vulnerable ports.

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Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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