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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:00 PM

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So AVG released a companion application for Windows Phone 7. (Itís actually a ported Android application.) It claims to scans for viruses (on demand, not real-time) and provides a SafeSearch capability. Unfortunately, there just isnít any malware to scan for on Windows Phone. SoÖ what does this thing do? It displays ads and scans for EICAR test strings. Oh and the word עברית (Hebrew). (Your guess is as good as mine here.)
Image, links and more at the source:  Within Windows | The only time youíll see AVG Security Suite warn you about malware on Windows Phone 7Although, "Rating: 0 stars." says it all!
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Posted 08 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

Atleast, they do not charge for it! :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:17 AM

I missed these updates last week.

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Microsoft has removed a recently released antivirus application for Windows Phone 7.The AVG virus scanning application was made available earlier this week and generated a great deal of concern from Windows Phone users. Justin Angel, a former Microsoft employee, took the application apart after questions were raised about its validity and use. Angel found that the application is improperly using the Geo Location (GeoCoordinateWatcher) API to track a device and send a number of key identifying data to AVGs servers. AVG appears to collect the phone make, model, a users email address and their location.
More at Microsoft pulls AVG antivirus Windows Phone app from the Marketplace | WinRumorsand AVG Response at Update: AVGís response to community feedback regarding our Windows Phone 7 app
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:51 PM

View PostCorrine, on Sep 21 2011, 09:17 AM, said:

Oh that's good, wtf? The sad part of it is, I had respected AVG as a company and used their antivirus for many years when I ran windows.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:10 PM

AVG, doesn't that stand for eh ... average, or maybe AntiVirus Gone? ;)
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:33 PM

When I started out helping with log analysis/malware removal it seemed the most common A/V on infected computers was NAV.  That changed about three years ago and AVG took the prime spot.   Long ago, I removed it from my recommended list of free for personal use antivirus solutions.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:21 PM

View PostCorrine, on Sep 21 2011, 08:33 PM, said:

When I started out helping with log analysis/malware removal it seemed the most common A/V on infected computers was NAV.  That changed about three years ago and AVG took the prime spot.   Long ago, I removed it from my recommended list of free for personal use antivirus solutions.
Well you see how long it has been since I ran windows(networked anyway).
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:18 AM

;)  so ~microsoft~ is saying avg is tracking users.this has nothing to do with the lawsuit ~against~ microsoft stating it's win 7 camera software is sending gps info home and tracking users?
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