ESET Mobile Antivirus Public Beta 1 released

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  1. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    ESET Mobile Antivirus for Microsoft Windows Mobile devices Public Beta 1 has been released. This new program from ESET brings a feature set similar to the desktop version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus to the Windows Mobile platform, but as a Windows Mobile program it does not have the exact same feature set and will diverge over time as more Windows Mobile-specific functionality is added.

    ESET Mobile Antivirus currently provides on-access protection and the ability to run on-demand scan. Additional features and functionality will appear in the future.

    Currently supported platforms are:
    • Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC
    • Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smart Phones
    • Windows Mobile 6 Classic
    • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
    • Windows Mobile 6.1 (preliminary)
    Recommended system requirements are as follows:
    • 400MHz CPU (200Mhz minimum)
    • 32MB RAM (16MB minimum)
    • 1MB Free Space (768KB minimum)
    For more information, or to download a copy, please visit ESET's web site at http://www.eset.com/emabeta/. There is no obligation to provide any information in order to download the beta test version, although if you do, ESET will provide you with a discount to use when the program is available for purchase.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  2. SoCal_Sparrow

    SoCal_Sparrow Registered Member

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    Couple of items (SmartPhone Version):

    1. Menu > Settings > Extensions
    What is "Extension Sensible"? I'm guessing it's similar to "Scan All Extensions". However, in this case checked would indicate to only scan the selected extensions; unchecked would scan all. Am I even close?

    2. I have a file on my storage card (tcpmp.arm_sp.cab) that tries to install whenever EMA scans it. There are several other .cab files there that don't have this problem.

    3. Does EMA have it's own definitions for Windows Mobile targeted viruses? For example, if I place a file from an unprotected system on my storage card that contains a virus/trojan targeted at Windows XP, will EMA catch it?

    Thanks!!
     
  3. nikol

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    Public Beta 1 - on-access scanner won't start up

    I hope this is the correct place to post this. If not, please feel free to smack me down!

    I installed the beta on my phone. No error messages or warnings during installation.

    However, on restarting the phone, the Mobile Antivirus complains that it cannot start the on-access scanner.

    The phone is running F-Secure and I would love to use ESET's product instead!

    The phone is the phoneOne s101, a branded for Thailand version of the i-Mate SPL. The About screen shows the following:

    phoneOne s101

    Software version:
    WM6_phoneOne_S101_Ver_01.04_S0709041434(13.13:cool:

    Windows Mobile 6 Standard

    CE OS 5.2.1433 (Build 17936.0.3.0)
     
  4. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    In response to your questions:

    • This is how the software currently works. I will speak to ESET's developers about cleaning up the language.
    • Apparently, opening a .CAB file to examine its contents uses the API one would use to run the .CAB file, so if your Windows Mobile device is set to prompt you when installing unsigned files you will see this message. This is a limitation of how Window Mobile functions.
    • ESET Mobile Antivirus looks for Windows-mobile specific threats. You can test it using the EICAR test file, even though that is not a Windows Mobile program file.
    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky


     
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    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Re: Public Beta 1 - on-access scanner won't start up

    Hello,

    It is likely you will need to uninstall F-Secure before being able to use ESET Mobile Antivirus.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky

     
  6. nikol

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    Sorry, my post was unclear. I tried ESET first, got the error, then I installed F-Secure. There was no antivirus installed when I initially tried to use ESET.
     
  7. s4u

    s4u Registered Member

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    Just a question.
    Will there be a iPhone version in the near future as well?
     
  8. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Current plans are to provide ESET Mobile Antivirus for the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. Support for other platforms may be added in the future.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky

     
  9. s4u

    s4u Registered Member

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    Than you
     
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