1. Vern Hicks's Avatar
    My question is are these products affected by viruses.

    Nothing is ever flawless.

    My storm is a life line,I love it and i`d be lost without it.I`ve had it for 3 months.I`ve come across a few events and because of the versatility of blackberry,was able to overcome my problems.

    I have the charge cradle and the storm makes the best alarm clock ever(opinions may vary).

    I awoke one morning to realize it had not gone off and i was 15 minutes late.Throughout the day i realized there was no ring tone.I missed a call or two.When i got home i started to try to solve the problem realizing my sound listings were there but the actual sound file was missing.All i could do is set an mp3 tune as a ring tone.

    I contacted my provider,they tried a few things and told me to try master reset.The result was when i went to set an alert or tone the only options left were led and vibration settings.More missing files.No more ring tone option and no more alarm clock tone.They told me to go to an outlet, get a loaner phone and wait for repair. Ahhgh life is over.

    Time to fix or crash.I tried to downgrade to replace missing files and got a fatal error message on my laptop.Now the desk top manager would`t recognize my storm.I tried to remove and re-install desk top manager and my laptop crashed.It recovered and i finally removed and re-installed desktop manager.My computer repaired connections and files and finally i downgraded to the old software and then upgraded to newest version.

    Eureka!!!back to normal.My storm now rings again and my storm wakes me up in the morning.

    I can`t get over the versatility of this product.When all was lost and hopeless i could still bring my storm back myself.

    The strangest thing was the loss of all ring tones.

    I would press try on ring tone setting page and the led would flash with no sound.

    The loss of 3 settings on ring tone setting page after master reset was performed puzzled me.All that was there were led and vibrate settings. Ring tone,volume,and sound in holster were gone.

    The laptop is pretty reliable and the antivirus is definitely a good one;no problems and still fast.
    Last edited by Vern Hicks; 09-14-09 at 10:26 PM. Reason: further explanation.
    09-13-09 10:19 AM
  2. alb123's Avatar
    I have never heard of a single instance of a BlackBerry being affected by a virus.
    09-13-09 11:09 AM
  3. jeffh's Avatar
    There haven't been any confirmed BlackBerry viruses so far. Creating a BlackBerry virus won't be as easy as creating a Windows virus because the BlackBerry OS isn't accessible to programmers in the way Windows is.

    BlackBerry devices can carry PC Viruses in PC format files (word, music, etc), and Mass Storage Mode can be used to propagate a PC virus exactly like floppy disks used to do, but those viruses don't affect the BlackBerry itself.
    09-13-09 11:13 AM
  4. Radius's Avatar
    First, please use paragraphs. That is very difficult to read.

    Second, there are no known viruses for a BlackBerry at the moment but they may still spread them as we found out at work recently. It wasn't actually the fault of the device though.

    An auto boot infector was on a BlackBerry media card and when it was removed from the device and put into the USB port, it infected a few PC's.

    However, accessing the media card through USB while it was in the BlackBerry was safe, the auto run infector stayed dormant. Score another one for the BlackBerry, yes?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-13-09 11:15 AM
  5. jeffh's Avatar
    ...there are no known viruses for a BlackBerry at the moment but they may still spread them as we found out at work recently. It wasn't actually the fault of the device though.

    An auto boot infector was on a BlackBerry media card and when it was removed from the device and put into the USB port, it infected a few PC's.

    However, accessing the media card through USB while it was in the BlackBerry was safe, the auto run infector stayed dormant. Score another one for the BlackBerry, yes?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    What you are describing sounds like a specific example of the BlackBerry being a host for a PC virus, as I mentioned in my post above.
    09-13-09 11:27 AM
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