Scanning mobile phones for viruses from PC? Now possible.

By Soumya Deb
Scanning mobile phones for viruses from PC? Now possible.

Ever downloaded 'free' mobile apps only to end up infecting our cell phones with viruses? Then you must know the aftermath you had to face with mobile anti-virus. Also the bulk, which the application adds to the mobile system, renders the device very slow. While having a smart-phone means better connectivity with computers, wouldn't it be more feasible and hassle free, if we could scan for viruses from the PC anti-virus software?

PC2Mobile scan does just the same. It is a new technology from Quick Heal which will come handy in allowing users to scan for mobile viruses but without installing an anti-virus on the cell phone itself. The software is installed on the PC and the cell phone is connected to the PC via USB cable or bluetooth connection.

PC2Mobile scan features virus detection on (nearly) all mobile platforms (such as Symbian OS, Windows Mobile OS and other Linux based mobile OS). It also supports proprietary mobile firmwares, making it the only single product that supports virus scanning for variety of mobile phones available from vendors such as Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Panasonic, Motorola, O2, IMate, HP, HTC and Siemens. The product boasts supporting over 550 cell phone models.

The software is a part of the main bundle i.e. Quick Heal Total Security 2010 suite (which is available for Rs. 2,000 for one year's subscription). A complete list of all the supported devices and other details about the product can be found here.

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