ESET annnounces availability of antivirus for Smartphones.

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Bratislava – November 12, 2008 – ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the availability of ESET Mobile Antivirus, a new security solution for mobile devices. ESET Mobile Antivirus will immediately address mobile malware and SMS-borne threats on Windows Mobile devices, delivering the same highly-effective, non-intrusive experience on handsets as on PC platforms.
By utilizing ESET’s heuristic analysis, this lightweight anti-malware software has been optimized to proactively protect mobile devices from the latest malicious attacks. The addition of spam protection for SMS messaging adds another layer of security.
One of the biggest challenges to providing mobile security for smaller platforms like smartphones is their inherently limited memory, processing, battery and bandwidth capabilities. With its light footprint, efficient use of processing power, ability to scan removable memory devices and compact update files, ESET Mobile Antivirus effectively delivers protection against attack, within  constraints of mobile devices.   
ESET Mobile Antivirus features and benefits include:

  • SMS Anti-Spam – Blocks unwanted text messages and sends them to the Spam folder.
  • Heuristic Threat Detection – Provides real-time protection against existing and future threats. 
  • On-demand Scanning – Allows scanning and cleaning of integrated and removable memory media.
  • Advanced On-Access Scanning – Scans all created/used files – including email attachments - at access time.
  • Activity Log – Statistics about accomplished scanning tasks are stored in a user-friendly format.
  • Variable In-depth Scanning of Cab Files – Uncovers malware even if embedded in multiple levels of compressed cabinet files.
  • Automatic/On-demand Updates – Users can download signature updates on-demand or schedule updates on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  • Compact Updates – Update files are typically a fraction of the size of signature-dependent solutions.
  • Intuitive User Interface – Easy-to-set dialogs and an intuitive menu enhance the user experience.

ESET Mobile Antivirus is available immediately with support for Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pockets PCs Phone Edition; Windows Mobile 5.0;  Windows Mobile 6 Classic, Professional and Standard; and Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1.