2012 – Are you ready to be infected?

 

Although plenty of predications for 2012 have been made in the mobile phone sector, there is one truth that summarises digital online technology use today and will most certainly be a major factor and area of unwanted growth throughout 2012. Of course we are talking about viruses, worms & spyware Trojan horses and malware.

 

Mostly these viruses lie in wait in free smartphone apps, emails, instant messages and other Internet downloads. In fact The Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) claim to have found malware in more than 2000 currently available free apps. Predictions of 1 in 100 free apps containing malware in 2012 brings things in this area into sharp focus so maybe it’s time to take action and slip on a little protection!

 

With the Android Operating System taking control of the marketplace it is no surprise to find some of our PC Anti-virus Software Companies creating software protection for their little brother so to speak. AVG Antivirus Free is a great choice to protect your smartphone or tablet. The free app offers various handy services that includes scanning apps, settings, files & media in real time, as well as enabling you to track a lost or stolen phone via Google Maps and locking your device to protect your privacy.

Alternatively if you are the proud owner of an iPhone, or hope to be in a few days, then maybe VirusBarrier for £1.99 is the app you need to protect your smartphone. This On-demand service will scan files received by email or other remote locations for spyware, Trojan horses, adware, hacker tools, dialers, keyloggers and more.

No one today would dream of using a computer connected to the Internet without virus protection, so maybe it’s time to take note and apply those well learnt lessons to your favourite mobile friend?

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