AVG, the security firm best known to its freebie security scanner software for consumers, has announced plans to buy mobile security firm DroidSecurity. The deal, announced Wednesday, is valued at up to $9.4m. DroidSecurity specialises in providing security software for smartphones, tablets and other devices running Google’s …
Maybe they could port the mobile version to Windows
Then they'd be back where they were four years ago, with a lightweight anti-virus that didn't stick dialog boxes in your face at every opportunity.
Or have reboot loop errors, or messing up Outlook.
I used to use AVG for years, until i read the story about two AVG employees getting fired because they didn't want to attend a Scientology class that was mandated by the company. I'll still use DroidSecurity as its the best one out there, but it makes me sad that it was bought by AVG and not someone else...
@ Dan and NX
and not run your system resources up to 100%
Well, that's smart phones screwed...
Antivirus arrives, performance and battery life run screaming for the exit. Nice.
Just ran the Droid App
Says my phone is at risk because its rooted, and a suspect app is present. Super User.
No title required
"Demand for its software is driven more by Windows users transplanting their security concerns onto a new platform"
If you want to have a dig at Microsoft on this one then you're out of order.
Name a mobile phone platform that hasn't had the odd security concern.
- Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register
- Review What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight
- Product round-up Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
- Why did it take antivirus giants YEARS to drill into super-scary Regin? Symantec responds...
- Vid Mysterious BEAM outside London Googleplex ZAPPED