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Is is true that there is a Virus for 7650 program?

Is there a possibilities that there is a virus attached in "Sis" and "Jad,Jar" files?

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Old 18-03-2003, 08:00 AM
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If someone distributed a file claiming that it was X-Wing for 7650/3650, but what it actually did was delete all your files, I guess you could call that an undesirable application.
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ooo, i didn't know that, but then club nokia have a star wars game, if the network wanted to, they could erase all data on our phones with a sim update sms, but then they would find a decrease in customers and a law suite
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I don't think viruses can infect symbian os. Series 60 program is different from windows base appl.
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Re: Is is true that there is a Virus for 7650 program?

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Is there a possibilities that there is a virus attached in "Sis" and "Jad,Jar" files?
Although not impossible I think it's unlikely that a virus would enter your phone this way. It would be easy to trace the source. But to be safe don't download from dubious sites. Download only from developers.
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Surely there can be virus programs, but those need the user to execute (=install) them before they start working.

So far I haven't heard of any possible exploits in Nokia 7650 that would somehow allow malicious code to autolaunch itself on the phone without any input from user.

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I think it exist

I received a blank SMS before my dictionary or my ability to type alpha has been removed only numerics and it is inside contacts and sms.

My only mistake was it was already blank but still I tried to scroll down and open the message properties then kapoof my phone can't type alpha. Although I am 100% certain that it was working as I have just finished a call dialled the name by first 2 letters before receiving the blank sms had to format the phone to get back my alpha typing ability.
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Re: I think it exist

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I received a blank SMS before my dictionary or my ability to type alpha has been removed only numerics and it is inside contacts and sms.

My only mistake was it was already blank but still I tried to scroll down and open the message properties then kapoof my phone can't type alpha. Although I am 100% certain that it was working as I have just finished a call dialled the name by first 2 letters before receiving the blank sms had to format the phone to get back my alpha typing ability.
Do you use wild skinz. I've heard people having the same problem after installing wild skinz?
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a virus for the 7650 may affect any user data like contacts, apps, etc. but you will find that as the symbian OS is on a read only drive (unless you flash it) that a "virus" will not be able to infect that.

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a virus for the 7650 may affect any user data like contacts, apps, etc. but you will find that as the symbian OS is on a read only drive (unless you flash it) that a "virus" will not be able to infect that.
Yes, You wull always be able to return to factory settings.

I think most of the 'virus' claims are bugs in programs that have been installed.
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There is a problem though with serveral virus checkers seeing the sis file and diagnosing it as a script based virus and rendering it useless forinstallation. I have tried to send sis files from work with their virus checking system and from hotmail, both have ended up ruining the file even if is with in a zip file.

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But I guess we can still talk about a virus if it makes the phone unusable, right? I mean you can "restore" Windows back to factory settings after a virus has hit it, but it doesn't mean that there wasn't one.

Granted though, most virus suspicions in 7650 turn out to be malfunctioning program or a problem with program - OS compatibility.
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