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    Avg is working and doing a decent job. It isnt my favorite but I endeavor to try all the current products with an open mind to ensure I have good info, and even perhaps to find something I like better.

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  2. #12

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    Strange that lattimus was able to install AVG security suite when [quote - Microsoft pulls AVG antivirus Windows Phone app from the Marketplace | WinRumors ] said Microsoft has removed a recently released antivirus application for Phone 7.
    The AVG virus scanning application was made available earlier this week and generated a great deal of concern from users. Justin Angel, a former Microsoft employee, took the application apart after questions were raised about its validity and use. Angel found that the application is improperly using the Geo Location (GeoCoordinateWatcher) API to track a device and send a number of key identifying data to AVGs servers appears to collect the phone make, model, a users email address and their location.
    The application contains adverts and appears to do little more than scan for test viruses as no Windows Phone viruses currently exist. Microsoft revealed on Thursday that it was investigating the application after complaints and concerns from the community. Microsoft’s Brandon Watson confirmed on Friday that the company has pulled the application from the Marketplace. “AVG app pulled from marketplace,” said Watson in a Twitter message on Friday. “Doing some investigations, but want functionality certainty,” he added. Watson also thanked Rafael Rivera and Justin Angel for making Microsoft aware of the issues with the application.[/end-quote]
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  3. #13

    I'm not an avid AVG fan but i tryed and it works on WDP !

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