Quick Heal launches world’s first mobile virus scan

Quick Heal launched PC2 Mobile Scan -the world’s first mobile phone virus scan in Kerala.

Kochi: Quick Heal, India’s leading
anti-virus solution providers on Thursday launched PC2Mobile Scan
-the world’s first mobile phone virus scan in Kerala.

Addressing newsmen here, Quick Heal’s Director and Chief
Technology Officer, Sanjay Katkar, said. Today lots of mobile
phones are left unprotected because of lack of awareness and
unavailability of appropriate security product. One can find
few anti-virus products from multinational companies that are
available for certain mobile phone models mostly higher end
mobile phones and PDAs. There are lots of mobile phone models
for which there is no anti-virus protection available.

Using the PC2Moblie Scan Technology one can easily find
out if the mobile phone had any virus infection. The mobile
can be connected to the PC or laptop using USB Cable and scan
the phone from Quick Heal Total Security 2010 installed on the
PC`, he said.

If the PC or laptop is Bluetooth enabled and if the mobile
phone is Bluetooth enabled, then the mobile phone can also be
scanned over Bluetooth connection.

Currently Quick Heal has more than 30 per cent market share
in Indian Anti Virus Market, he said.

Quick Heal’s Vice president - Sales & Marketing,
Abhijit Jorvekar said Smart phones are going to pose greater
security risk to corporations as these phones are given
abilities to access corporate networks in real time just as
laptops have been doing it. This presents hackers and cyber
criminals with wider opportunity to use smart phones to
compromise corporate network and access sensitive data. This
is going to be a big challenge for corporate security in
coming days.

PC2Moblie scan feature detects all mobile platform viruses
(platforms like Symbian OS, Windows Moblie OS and other Linux
based mobile OS) and supports scanning of mobile phone based
on Symbian operating system, Windows Operating System and also
supports proprietary mobile firmware making it the only single
product that supports virus scanning for variety of makes of
mobile phones available from vendors such as Sony Ericsson,
Nokia, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Motorola, O2, IMate, HP, HTC
and Siemens.


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