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Old 06-23-2008, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I guess this can be classified as a new form of software: PestWare.

I have an icon on my BB 8820 called Yahoo! Messenger. It's not the actual application, but instead launches the BB Browser to install Yahoo! Messenger. I don't want it but can't seem to get rid of it! It's not located in Options -> Advanced -> Applications but instead located in Options -> Advanced -> Service Books as 'Yahoo Client Download'. I have deleted this entry, restarted the BB - and boom! - it shows up again!

I have noticed that two other Service Book entries (BBFS2 [BBIMConfig] and BBFS2 [YHO]) also refer to Yahoo Messenger. I have tried to delete all three and yet when I reboot they all show up again.

Is there anyway to get rid of this 'app'? It seems that when I reboot the 'app' magically shows up (after a couple of seconds). Does any other app, upon startup, automatically install this?

Thanks for your help.
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That installer icon is being pushed by your carrier. Much the same as those we have in the US from TMobile with the FaceBook icon and my 7-8 that AT&T pushes to my phone for shopping tunes, wallpaper, etc.

About the best you can do is to hide the icon... For me, I created a folder on my homescreen and named it "ATT TRASH". I placed the unwanted AT&T icons in it, and then hid the entire folder.
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That installer icon is being pushed by your carrier. Much the same as those we have in the US from TMobile with the FaceBook icon and my 7-8 that AT&T pushes to my phone for shopping tunes, wallpaper, etc.

About the best you can do is to hide the icon... For me, I created a folder on my homescreen and named it "ATT TRASH". I placed the unwanted AT&T icons in it, and then hid the entire folder.
Oh, I didn't know that the carriers forced stuff down like that. Good idea about the folder - time for me to make my own 'Orange TRASH' folder.

Thank you very much for the info. It helped to preserve my sanity as it was driving me crazy.
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