1. TorchUser845's Avatar
    Hello all,

    I have been searching all over the net and have come to the conclusion that this is the place to ask questions.

    I have good reason to believe my ex has installed a spyware program on my phone. (Yes I did leave it unlocked and unattended for enough time to have something installed.) I have installed 'Kisses' and it says there is nothing there, but I just don't fully trust it.

    I would like to wipe the phone. This is where I seem to find discrepencies in how to do so. I have read you can just do a security wipe, others say a full re-install of the OS is the way to go.

    Which is the best? And once that is answered, what should I back up and not back up to insure that the spyware is not backed up on to my pc? Lastly, if the spyware can be carried in the backup, could it have access to my pc now?

    I know I may be repeating parts of other threads, but those also seemed a bit out of date and wanted to make sure there was no other current info I am missing on.

    Thanks for the help.

    Torch 9800
    05-25-11 11:39 AM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    A security wipe will remove all third party software and return all setting to out of the box. That is the simplest choice to get the desired result.

    There is no concern about restoring it from backup. Applications are not part of that process. There is no risk of introducing spy ware back to your computer.

    Re-installing the OS software is a little more complicated, but easly accomplished to get you the ultimate degree of assurance the spyware is gone.
    05-25-11 11:42 AM
  3. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    +1, Just do a security wipe and you'll be good.

    1st rule of Blackberry, You DON'T ever leave your BB unlocked.
    2nd rule of Blackberry, YOU DON'T EVER LEAVE YOUR BB UNLOCKED!!

    Lessoned learned.....hopefully
    05-25-11 12:24 PM
  4. pineypl's Avatar
    I thought the first lesson of BlackBerry was you don't talk about BlackBerry. ;-)

    Do the security wipe and you should be good.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-25-11 09:04 PM
  5. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Why do so many people think their ex is spying on them?
    A security wipe will be fine as long as you delete all third party apps as well.
    05-25-11 11:42 PM
  6. pineypl's Avatar
    Why do so many people think their ex is spying on them?.
    Quilty conscience maybe. ;-)
    05-27-11 10:48 AM
  7. ishrat75's Avatar
    i am agree with riddy's rules
    05-29-11 01:08 PM