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Old 11-27-2008, 09:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by David.Burke View Post
Don't anti-virus programs only protect against known viruses?
Depends. The ability to write heuristic programs has been around for a a long time. Virtually every PC software vendor incorporates this in their products. I have had extensive discussion with the folks at SMobile and they are very sharp. I have not asked this specific question, but as I will have to contact them to move the software to my Storm tomorrow, I will ask the question and report the answer back to this forum.

That said, even the best heuristic softwar ecan be spoofed, but, by and large, virus authors tend to focus on the low hanging fruit (i.e. PC's). They are so vulnerable that why bother with pda's. This will change at some point, but hopefully by that time there will be AV software that is up to the task.

Hope this helps. 73
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