New Zealand software company SimWorks has teamed up with Jamba to offer free mobile antivirus protection for visitors to the CeBIT, in Germany, which runs from 9 - 15 March 2006.
The software offer protects phones based on Symbian UIQ and Series 60 free of charge for 30 days. SimWorks anti-virus offers automatic virus scanning and automatic updates.
The software can be downloaded on-line, or directly to the handset by sending a SMS to a special number available during the event.
SimWorks says mobile virus and spam threats include SMS spam and programs that delete directories or covertly dial expensive overseas numbers.
Supported mobile phone models include those based on Symbian UIQ (Sony Ericsson P800, Sony Ericsson P900, Sony Ericsson P910, Sony Ericsson P910i, Motorola A920, Motorola A925, Motorola A1000, Motorola M1000, BenQ P30) and those running Series 60 (Nokia 3230, Nokia 3250, Nokia 3600, Nokia 3620, Nokia 3650, Nokia 3660, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 7610, Nokia 7650, Nokia N-Gage, Nokia N-Gage QD, Panasonic X700, Panasonic X701, Panasonic X800, Sendo X, Siemens SX1, Samsung SGH-D720, Samsung SGH-D730).