The only time you’ll see AVG Security Suite warn you about malware on Windows Phone 7

Screenshot of AVG Security Suite protecting me from evil.

Screenshot of AVG Security Suite protecting me from evil.

So AVG released a companion application for Windows Phone 7. (It’s actually a ported Android application.) It claims to scans for viruses (on demand, not real-time) and provides a SafeSearch capability. Unfortunately, there just isn’t any malware to scan for on Windows Phone. So… what does this thing do? It displays ads and scans for EICAR test strings. Oh and the word עברית (Hebrew). (Your guess is as good as mine here.)

If you’re curious, here’s a dump of the definitions database transmitted over HTTPS from cloud.droidsecurity.com.

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Update: Microsoft has pulled the application.