The AVG antivirus app that was previously available in the Marketplace for Windows Phone 7 has been removed by Microsoft, due to concerns that it was a form of “scareware” and adware, and worse than that, was misusing the geolocation feature in the phones to send information regarding users’ email addresses and physical locations back to AVG. It was this activity that resulted in the app being taken out of the Marketplace, since it’s a violation of Windows Phone 7 app certification guidelines.
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.