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Re: Spyware detection and removal?

tyrial wrote:

if you are not careful, someone can send you a picture with a small file accompanying that only requires you to open and look at the picture..on top of that someone could even send you the message that shows that it came from a family member...


Sorry, tyrial, what you describe here cannot happen on a BlackBerry, it's just not possible.

We don't take lightly uninformed "virus" and "spyware" threats on this forum. So, if they are purely false, spamming links, and/or inflammatory, the moderators may decide to delete the post.


Even the post is not deleted, those users like Krypto will certainly be here to speak the truth.


Good luck.


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Re: Spyware detection and removal?

The ONLY way to get any file installed on the device is if you click on the .jad file and install it.  Otherwise, nothing will EVER happen even if that zip file is residing on the device or the media card somewhere.  The .jad file is what you click on to install a .cod file on a BlackBerry.  So, the .jad only contains instructions on what .cod files to install for the application. 


It is very simple to remove a known .cod file from the device.  On the device simply go to Options >Applications or Application Management (depending on the OS).  Once in the list of applications hit the menu key and select "Modules."  Scroll down through the modules and delete the bubb.cod file. 


Though a bit more severe, wiping the device will do it too, but only as long as you tell it to remove all 3rd party applications. 


Please note:  Malware cannot run on a BlackBerry without someone deliberately and purposefully installing it to the device.  This is the nice thing about BlackBerry devices. 


To prevent someone from picking up your device and installing an app without your permission, as Krypto suggested, you should password protect your device and make sure you enable the feature to ask for the password when installing applications. 



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Re: Spyware detection and removal?

what JohnClark and JSanders said is true


I have dealt with security issues for years at my place of work and getting something to automatically show up on your BlackBerry phone is next to impossible unless your carrier or Corporate BES pushes it.


if unsure, Backup device, Wipe it and remove all apps and put a password for app install.





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Re: Spyware detection and removal?

you can't have spyware on your blackberry software..