Mobile devices that access the Internet and receive or send text messages are prone to virus and malware. Such smart-phones are infected by viruses while downloading and installing an application via internet. Mobile viruses can even spread to contacts that users have stored on their mobile phones. In enterprises, these viruses can pose a serious threat to the network and can contribute to loss of service and productivity. With the increasing spread of the MMS-transmitted CommWarrior and Bluetooth-based Cabir viruses many antivirus solution providers have launched antivirus solution. Below is the list of Antivirus softwares for mobile phone that are available for free.
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1) NetQin Mobile Antivirus
NetQin Mobile Anti-virus is recommended by nokia.com and is the first Symbian platinum partner in China‘s security field, along with the important partner of Windows Mobile in security area. NetQin Anti-virus supports almost all mobile phones across the world. Download NetQin Mobile Antivirus.
2) BitDefender Mobile Antivirus
It is designed to protect mobile devices against malware. BitDefender Mobile Antivirus works with Windows Mobile Pocket PC versions 2002 and higher, Windows Mobile Smartphone versions 2002 and higher, Symbian Series 60 and Series 80 Smartphone.
The product comes along with two independent modules:
- BitDefender Mobile Antivirus: It runs on the mobile device
- BitDefender Mobile Antivirus Update Module: It runs on the PC. This module installs and updates the BitDefender Mobile Antivirus on your mobile device.
- Download kit here
- Install the kit on your PC. During the installation you will be prompted to select the type of mobile device that you own.
Install BitDefender Mobile Antivirus on your mobile device.
If you are having S60-based mobile device then F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus(TM) is the perfect antivirus solution for you. 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. The antivirus database is updated invisibly in the background when connected to internet. Currently, there are three versions available, one for S60 1st Edition (Nokia 3650, 3660, 7650, etc), another one for S60 2nd Edition (Nokia 6600, 6630, 6680, N70, N90, etc), and the last one for S60 3rd Edition (Nokia N71, N80, E60, E61, E70, etc). Make sure that you download the correct version to secure your cellphone against viruses and malware.
4) Flexilis Mobile Security
Flexilis Mobile Security blocks malware, hackers, and viruses and prevent data loss. When downloading any application or file via internet Flexilis anti-virus automatically checks for infected files. The best part of this antivirus is that it gets updated automatically thus protecting your mobile from new viruses. It’s firewall and attack protection blocks scans and exploit attempts so you can freely use WiFi, Bluetooth, or any public network. You can easily backup and access your data: pictures, contacts, SMS, mp3s and music files, videos, and more from any web browser and restore them to a your device. For data backup make sure that you have registered on Flexilis. Download Flexilis Mobile Security.
5) Airscanner AntiVirus for Windows Mobile
Airscanner Mobile Antivirus detects, Quarantine or eradicates spyware, Trojans and other malware easily. The virus signatures are updated automatically to prevent your mobile device from latest threats. It also kills the viruses that are present in the memory area of a mobile phone with an advanced task manager/process killer. Airscanner Mobile Antivirus supports Windows Mobile 5.x/6.x Pocket PC/Pocket PC Phone. Download Airscanner AntiVirus for Windows Mobile.
6) Kaspersky Mobile Security
Kaspersky antivirus solution is one of the best available antivirus solutions available. It protects you mobile against deadly viruses like cabir that is transmitted via Bluetooth and against all types of viruses and malware. The virus database is updated in background when you are connected to internet. For more information about Kaspersky Mobile Security visit here.
7) Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0
Mobile security solution from Trend Micro provides protection to your Symbian/S60 3rd Edition, Microsoft WM 5.0(Smartphone) / WM6.0 (Standard), Microsoft WM 5.0(PocketPC) / WM6.0 (Classic/Professional) and Symbian/UIQ3 based smartphones. Download tmms3.0_Sym9.1_S60_1128.zip for protecting your Symbian/S60 3rd Edition based mobiles. To protect your mobile from deadly virus “SMS Curse of Silence” download the patch tmms3.0_WM5-6_Smartphone_1182.zip (Microsoft WM 5.0(Smartphone) / WM6.0 (Standard)). This virus can crash the SMS function of the phone, meaning users cannot receive new text messages. Download tmms3.0_WM5-6_PocketPC_1182.zip if your mobile supports Microsoft WM 5.0(PocketPC) / WM6.0(Classic/Professional) . Download tmms3.0_Sym9.1_UIQ_1069.zip if your mobile is Symbian/UIQ3 based. This version of TMMS 3.0 supports Sony Ericsson P1, W960, and M600 (devices using Symbian/UIQ3 operating system).
Make sure that you uninstall previous version before installing any of the version discussed. For other details visit here.
8) McAfee VirusScan Mobile
McAfee VirusScan Mobile provides real-time protection against viruses, worms and spyware Trojan horses, and battery-sapping malware. The antivirus provides protection against all type of threats that originate through email, IM, SMS, MMS, Bluetooth and downloading files via internet. VirusScan Mobile comes along with McAfee’s “Triple Play” protection offerings, McAfee Total Protection™ 2008 and McAfee Internet Security 2008, subscribers need one of the supported Microsoft Windows Mobile compatible device using versions 5 or 6 and a mobile/wireless data subscription. Visit here for more details.
9) Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows Mobile
Dr.Web anti-virus provides protection of any communicator and pocket PCs (running Windows Mobile 2003/2003 SE/5.0/6.0/6.1) against viruses and malware targeting wireless. It scans all files opened and/or modified by any application received via GPRS/Infrared/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/USB data-cable or while synchronizing with a PC. Scans ZIP, SIS and CAB archives. It comes for a price of 12.00 EUR(Euro) for a single PC License for 1 year. Download Dr.Web anti-virus for Windows Mobile.
10) Norton Smartphone Security
Norton Smartphone Security is equipped with Mobile Antivirus and Mobile Firewall that protects your smartphone against all types of viruses and other threats. It minimizes SMS spam by blocking short text and multimedia messages from unknown senders. It also blocks snoopware from turning on your camera and thus prevents intruders from entering and exporting data from the mobile phone. The Norton Smartphone Security solution is available just for USD 29.99. For details visit smarphone security.
11) AVG Mobile Security
AVG Mobile Security is available for free download from AVG with a registration to a BETA portal. Currently, it protects Symbian UIQ 3.0 platform mobile phones, Sony Ericsson P990i, M600i and W950i devices and will be extended to protect additional mobile phones. AVG Mobile Security comes with anti-virus and SMS anti-spam features that protect your mobile against all unwanted messages and advertising. Advanced functions like comprehensive system settings, planning and scanning exceptions are also included.
12) BullGuard Mobile Antivirus 2.0
Mobile antivirus from BullGuard protects your Symbian based mobile against all types of malware, viruses and snoopware. The antivirus solution is available for free for two weeks. It supports Symbian Series 60, 3rd Generation (v9 or later). Download BullGuard Mobile Antivirus 2.0
13) Robota Mobile Anti Virus
This anti-virus software is able to detect the virus with a single-click scan-all operation. Just install the software and choose ‘Scan All’ from the menu. A help file is included in the package and can be reached by choosing help from the menu. Click here to download Mobile Anti-Virus.
14) ESET® Mobile Antivirus for Smartphones
ESET Mobile Antivirus detects and cleans known and unknown mobile malware. With its SMS Anti-Spam feature, unwanted text messages can be filtered to the spam folder easily. This mobile antivirus is available as a trial version of 30-days. Download ESET Mobile Antivirus.
15) avast! PDA Edition Download
Download the avast! PDA Edition for all supported platforms/processors. If you don’t have a valid license key, the program will work as a 60-day trial.