F-Secure has announced its Mobile Antivirus software will be available for Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system.
"It seems to be an operating system with an ever-growing popularity," said Antti Vihavainen, F-Secure's vice president for mobile security.
The company also released another new product, Mobile Security, that has a mobile firewall and antivirus protection for Symbian Series 80 users. The Windows Mobile operating system, updated during the summer, runs on handhelds and selected smart phones.
Mobile Antivirus is delivered to subscribers wirelessly and provides real-time protection against viruses, worms and Trojan horses, which are starting to surface. It will cover Windows Mobile 2003/2003SE Pocket PCs Phone Media edition including devices such as the Qtek 9090, MDA III, Qtek 2020, Qtek S100, MDA Compact, and T-Mobile branded ones such as MDA II, MDA III, and MDA Compact, according to F-Secure representatives.
Support for the Windows 2003/2000SE Smartphones Edition includes devices such as the Motorola MPX220, Qtek 8200, Qtek 8010, Qtek 8020, SDA, Qtek 8100, and SDA Music, the company said.
Mobile Antivirus for Mobile Windows is available for download from F-Secure and costs $34.95 for a 12-month subscription, Vihavainen said.