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fnemes
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Registered: ‎11-21-2012
My Device: 9800 Storm
My Carrier: Rogers / Comcel Colombia
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Blackberry Virus

Hi for everyone that thinks a blackberry can not get a virus they are wrong Security Essential picked up the following virus's:

Trojan:Win32/Rimecud.A

Worm:Win32/Taterf.B

Worm:Win32/Conficker.C

They caused lagging - cutting off of calls - doing anything was taking for ever I ran the scan and cleaned then phone and now i am in the process to see if they return or i was able to clean them with security essential, so far after cleaning the phone has not lagged t all...perhaps the techs can verify if these virus penetrated my operating system and how o assure they are still there.....

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BillJ
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Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Blackberry Virus

This isn't the first time I've heard RUMORS of a BlackBerry virus.  Fact is, I'm looking everywhere for proof of this and I'm coming up empty.

 

If you have a reliable link to this information, it would be appreciated.

 

 

Cheers.  :smileyhappy:


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LCromwell
Posts: 519
Registered: ‎04-29-2010
My Device: Z10-STL100-4
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Blackberry Virus

So what program did you run to clean your device? Where do you download it from?
THE BITTERNESS OF POOR QUALITY, LINGERS LONG AFTER THE CHEAPNESS OF PRICE, IS SOON FORGOTTEN.
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BillJ
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Re: Blackberry Virus

Still waiting for credible proof............. :smileyhappy:


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fnemes
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-21-2012
My Device: 9800 Storm
My Carrier: Rogers / Comcel Colombia

Re: Blackberry Virus

If you suspect a virus on your phone do as i did connect your usb cable using MS Essentials custom scan the bb folders if they show a virus there is your proof --- all i know is the first time my son downloaded some free game app and my phone didnt work correctly then i came accrossthe virusby accident doing a scan on the usb drive I found one virus after cleaning the lagging stopped right away --- then today all day it was a nightmare when i got back from the office did a virus scan and came up with the virus info in my first email and cleaned the files again now the phone is speeding along normally. what i do not know is whether this has entirely removed the virus's as before i only had one of them mentioned in my first email "the one that takes over game passwords" and this time i had it again and plus 2 more ---- will let you kmow how it goes and if it happens again will copy the drives i scan and the results of the scan again......and also do a OS clean next cause they are hidden somewhere i would imagine....

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fnemes
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-21-2012
My Device: 9800 Storm
My Carrier: Rogers / Comcel Colombia

Re: Blackberry Virus

ps i used microsift essentials pc virus scan try it see the difference just posted cause i was looking for a sure way to make sure that my cell was clean still do not know that yet
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Zildjian71
Posts: 132
Registered: ‎01-01-2011
My Device: Blackberry Torch 9800 x 2, PlayBook 16g & 64g, Bridged with RROYY.com
My Carrier: ATT

Re: Blackberry Virus

Though its possible for a Windows virus to migrate to USB storage devices it is almost impossible for a Windows virus to know what to do with a non windows hardware platform or OS. None of the hardware or software attack address will connect to be able to function. Even common languages like JAVA will not have the same compiled addresses. Nice try on the fantasy.
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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Blackberry Virus

This virus you put on your media card has not infected your BlackBerry device. Period.




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Zildjian71
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My Device: Blackberry Torch 9800 x 2, PlayBook 16g & 64g, Bridged with RROYY.com
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Re: Blackberry Virus

With that Mr.Sanders I'd think this thread is finished. A most excellent reply by you.
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JSanders
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Re: Blackberry Virus

lol, thanks. I think your reply was spot on.




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