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    I should be getting my 700wx via FedEx today. It is my first smartphone, after years of carrying around a phone and PDA. I have been a system administrator in IT for years and run an IT consulting company now. I am always professing the importance of good anti-virus software on systems. However, honestly, it never donned on me that my PDA and my upcoming smartphone have no protection until I just read an article on OSNews.com today about KAV being released for Windows Mobile.

    I guess my question is, do any of you run AV protection on your Treo? Is there really a need for it? Is there other/better AV protection for Windows Mobile out there? Since KAV has a free trial I'll probably check it out and see, but I was wondering if anyone else had an opinion on the issue.
    PDA History: Handspring Visor > Toshiba e335 > Palm T|X > Palm Treo 700wx > AT&T Tilt & Treo 750
    Phone History: Unknown Nokia > Nokia 6340i > Motorola V551 > Motorola e815 > Palm Treo 700wx > AT&T Tilt & Treo 750
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    I don't have AV on my 700wx. I didn't have AV on my 650. Or any of the half dozen Treo Killers I owned.

    I haven't heard any news ever about virus problems on the WM platform. I'm sure someday this will come but at the moment in phoneland it's the swingin' 70s.

    Good luck with the 700wx. I moved up from the 650 a couple of weeks ago and love the 700wx.
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    Oh, I guess I saw it on news.com not osnews.com -- I read so many sites each day it's hard to keep track of them all.

    http://news.com.com/Kaspersky+ships+...l?tag=nefd.hed

    Russian antivirus specialist Kaspersky Lab on Monday released Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile, a product designed to shield mobile phones against malicious software. The security software is available for phones that run the Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems, the company said in a statement. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile monitors wireless connections and scans text messages as well as any data received from a PC during synchronization, Kaspersky Lab said.

    Kaspersky is the latest security firm to offer a product for mobile devices. Others, including F-Secure, Symantec, Trend Micro and McAfee, also have products out. While threats to mobile devices have been largely theoretical, makers of security software are eager to get their products onto handsets because it is a huge potential market.
    http://www.kaspersky.com/anti-virus_mobile

    KAV is good stuff on the desktop. So I'm sure it'd be solid software.

    BTW, I didn't realize what forum I was in when I posted this, and since this isn't really 700wx hardware related the moderators are free to flog me as they see fit
    PDA History: Handspring Visor > Toshiba e335 > Palm T|X > Palm Treo 700wx > AT&T Tilt & Treo 750
    Phone History: Unknown Nokia > Nokia 6340i > Motorola V551 > Motorola e815 > Palm Treo 700wx > AT&T Tilt & Treo 750
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    Right now, if I'm not mistaken, there are no viruses outside of possible proof-of-concept items for WM. However, you can still send/receive viruses attached to emails and the like. There would be no way to execute the code, though, since the core of desktop Windows and Windows Mobile is so different. I had an old version of PC-Cillin's anti-virus as well as Spybot's S&D for mobile installed on my 6700, and NOTHING ever showed up. Just be mindful of what you do with emails as you would your desktop and you should be fine.

    Also, be sure it's not running process all the time (wholly unnecessary) because it could seriously slow down your Treo.
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    Yeah, that's what I figured. I wasn't sure if there actually was viri out there for WM or not.
    PDA History: Handspring Visor > Toshiba e335 > Palm T|X > Palm Treo 700wx > AT&T Tilt & Treo 750
    Phone History: Unknown Nokia > Nokia 6340i > Motorola V551 > Motorola e815 > Palm Treo 700wx > AT&T Tilt & Treo 750
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    Hopefully there wont be a different answer to your question in another 12 months.
    Neopoint 1000, I300, Treo 300, i330, Toshiba 2032, Treo 600, T608/UX50, I500,Treo 600, G1000, Treo 650, PPC-6600, PPC-6700, Treo 650, Blackberry 7250, Treo 700wx, Motorola Q, PPC-6800, 700wx, Motorola Q9c, Sprint Touch, Sprint ACE, 700wx, 800w, Touch Pro, 800w, Touch Diamond, 800w, Treo Pro, Palm Pre, HTC Hero, Palm Pre, EVO 4G warm2.2
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    I'll be perfectly honest, there is little need for virus protection if you know what you are doing. Unless you are running around with Active X controls automatically enabled or downloading odd files and just randomly opening them you have very little risk of getting a virius. Thats for your PC much less mobile which can't even run half of that.

    I'd argue most virus issues stem from people opening spam mail with .exe or other malicious files attached to them without knowing what its about. Either that or willy nilly clicking ok to every single pop up box they see without understanding what they are installing or allowing.

    Mobile devices have even less of a need for protection since many of the culprits are not even able to run on our phones.
  8.    #8  
    Yeah, honestly [i]I[/b] don't run AV on some of my systems. I have some hardcore stuff on my laptop that I take out to customers networks and do data transfers and jump on their networks, etc, but on my home computer I usually don't worry about it.
    PDA History: Handspring Visor > Toshiba e335 > Palm T|X > Palm Treo 700wx > AT&T Tilt & Treo 750
    Phone History: Unknown Nokia > Nokia 6340i > Motorola V551 > Motorola e815 > Palm Treo 700wx > AT&T Tilt & Treo 750

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