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How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

Not being aware if I had any AV software on my Smartphone (BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011), I tried a package from F-Secure (via Virgin Media) that offered licences for up to 5 items, such as PC's, Tablets, Smartphones etc.

 

I successfully installed F-Secure SAFE on my PC. However when I tried  to download the software to my Smartphone, from http://mobile.f-secure.com/virgin/ms_virginmedia.apk (supplied by SMS from the F-Secure SAFE portal) I kept getting the message on my Smartphone; "Unsupported media type: application/zip".

 

Subsequent online discussions with F-Secure revealed that they did not provide AV Software for my Blackberry model. I found this very surprising as it is a common model and F-Secure seem to provide AV Software for just about every other model. But there it is. My question is: how do I go about installing suitable AV Software on my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

 

 

 

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Re: How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

Try NQ Antivirus - It is Compatible with your Device and is Free


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Re: How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

There is no virus for BlackBerry devices, never has been, and is not now.

There is no need for an antivirus for something for which there is no virus.

It's a waste of time, money and effort.

 

Snake oil... and anyone who recommends an AV program for your BlackBerry has no clue what they are recommending.

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Re: How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

Hello Mr Sanders.

 

Your comments are surprising.

 

There are many sources I have looked at which recommend treating your Smartphone's security similar to that for your PC...yet you believe that this is "snake oil" - could you please illustrate for me the you have come to this view?

 

Cheers.

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Re: How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?


stormcut wrote:

 

There are many sources I have looked at which recommend treating your Smartphone's security similar to that for your PC...yet you believe that this is "snake oil" - could you please illustrate for me the you have come to this view?


But I bet none of those stating "smartphone" knowledgeably written make any mention of a BlackBerry... iPhone and Android yes. Especially Android, whose apps may contain all sorts of malware and virus. None of that applies to BlackBerry.

 

The fact that there is no virus and never has been a virus yet to infect BlackBerry is enough... BlackBerry is securely coded to guard against such. And, just to explain the pure definition of "antivirus" one HAS to know what the virus is first to write the code for the "anti-".

 

That, and ten years of experience in the BlackBerry and smartphone community is enough for me. The user above who recommended that app has posted about 500 useless and ill-informed posts in this forum in this month. Likewise, on this issue he's out of his league.

 

Enough?  Good luck.

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Re: How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

@JSanders i know there is no Virus for BlackBerry but @stormcut asked for a Anti-Virus and i told him - Thats it

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Re: How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

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Re: How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

threre has been no virus on Java phones to this date and there is no transport to do so

 




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Re: How do I get Anti-Virus software for my BlackBerry 9320 OS:7.1, Software Build: 1011?

I really enjoyed your feedback to Stormcut. I think that has definitely settled matters on the issue of viruses and BB. Thanks guys. What could we have done without you.