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View Full Version : F-Secure Helps Orange with Mobile Antivirus

Mike Temporale
03-27-2006, 06:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/03/23/76747_HNorangemobileantivirus_1.html?source=NLC-TB2006-03-23' target='_blank'>http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/03/23/76747_HNorangemobileantivirus_1.html?source=NLC-TB2006-03-23</a><br /><br /></div><i>"F-Secure said Thursday its Mobile Antivirus software is now available for some devices in Switzerland through operator Orange. The software, which ranges in size from 400KB to 750KB depending on the mobile device, can be downloaded through the Orange portal. The downloaded program will go directly to the device, F-Secure said. Software updates are automatically pushed to the device, F-Secure said. The software is free for the first month and then costs 3 Swiss francs ($2.30) per month."</i><br /><br />What! A monthly fee for virus definitions? Does anyone still pay by the month (or year) for their virus definitions? An interesting note at the end of this article, a new virus (not Windows Mobile based) has been found that will text messages to a phone number that charges $6 per message. 8O

Jerry Raia
03-27-2006, 06:56 PM
They are all just desperate to get us to fork out money to prevent something that doesn't yet exist. I don't even believe the SMS message thing.