PC2Mobile – Scan Your Phones via PC for Virus
Quick Heal, a leading Indian based anti-virus solution provider has launched PC2Mobile scan which they claim to be world’s first mobile phone virus scan. The mobile can be connected to the PC or laptop using USB cable (or Bluetooth) and scan the phone from Quick Heal Total Security 2010 installed on the PC.
PC2Mobile is not sold separately, so the users need to be running Quick Heal Total Security 2010 in order to scan their mobiles for virus. This antivirus software supports around 580 models of different makes like Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Blackberry, HTC etc. According to the statistics from Quick Heal Technologies they have identified and added detection for about 500+ different variants of mobile threats. PC2Moblie scan feature detects all mobile platform viruses (platforms like Symbian OS, Windows Moblie OS and other Linux based mobile OS).
You can check out this page to see if your mobile is supported. Make sure you read the known issues section which clearly lists out the cases where PC2Mobile doesn’t work. One major negative is the lack of support for iPhones with iOS 3.0 and higher.
About Quick Heal
Quick Heal Technologies is India’s leading provider of Internet Security tools and is a leader in Anti-Virus Technology in India. They control almost 30% of India’s security software market. For some reason they haven’t managed to gain any significant foothold outside India.
We haven’t had a chance to try out Quick heal, so consider this to be an informational content, rather than a product review. Expect an update once we get a chance to try it out.