By Anton D. Nagy | September 9, 2011 5:12 AM
Just a couple of days ago we were wondering about the use of a security suite for Windows Phone 7 as an AVG application made its way into the Marketplace, searching for EICAR test strings and the word Hebrew. Turns out there’s more to the story as the application was pulled.
Former Microsoftie Justin Angel took the liberty and looked deep inside the code of the application just to find out that the security suit was indeed spyware. AVG abused the Geo Location (GeoCoordinateWatcher) API in order to collect information related to phone make, model, e-mail address and user location, and send it to its servers. Microsoft started investigating the application itself and the AVG Security Suite was removed by Redmond today. The removal was confirmed on Twitter by Brandon Watson.