Windows Phone 7 users can now install the first antivirus scanner for the platform.
AVG announced this week their new Windows Phone 7 application. The application provides a virus scanner to scan music and images on Windows Phone devices. WPCentral reports that the scan is quick and the application can update and download new antivirus definitions. AVG has also included a safe search and web surfing tool to prevent Windows Phone users from hitting a malicious site.
Despite the release, there’s currently no known Windows Phone viruses in the wild. Rafael Rivera points out that the application merely displays adverts and scans for EICAR test strings and the word עברית (Hebrew). The app is a port from an existing Android AVG antivirus scanner.
The application is available immediately at no cost from the Windows Phone marketplace.