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Old 03-31-2010, 08:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I think that file at hotfile may have gotten infected with the virus after it had been uploaded to the site, while it was on their server. Probably some people downloaded it before it got infected.

PJD642, it's very doubtful your BlackBerry is infected with anything, but there is some malware that will go on to a media card and infect a PC when plugged it if you have autorun enabled on the drives.

I would be a lot more worried about your PC than the BlackBerry. As juwaack said that infection she got is deadly to a PC. It also creates a backdoor that lets hackers control the PC and installs a rootkit, and downloads more malware. It can also install trojans that steal your passwords.

I hope youve scanned your PC with a good AV. But in many cases, Virut.n cannot be fully cleaned and the pc has to be reimaged or the hard drive formatted and the OS reinstalled.

There's always a risk in downloading files from sites like megaupload, hotfiles, etc. because you have no way to know if the file is what is is supposed to be, or if it's a virus. Personally I avoid those sites like the plague after working in the antivirus business and seeing what can happen. To me it's not worth the risk.
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