View Full Version : Anti-virus concerns

02-05-2009, 10:41 PM
Since I am synchronizing with my computer, is there an anti-virus application for BB that I need to install? Should I be concerned? Thanks

02-05-2009, 10:51 PM
Wirelessly posted

No concerns that I have heard of.

02-05-2009, 10:53 PM
No need to be concerned very much anyway - at least not yet. AFAIK, there has not been a widespread virus to infect the BB. Not saying that there won't be in the future. Nor do I personally know of anyone using AV software on the BB.

Might want to look in the After Market section as there has been a similar discussion in there on this subject.

02-05-2009, 10:54 PM

02-05-2009, 10:54 PM

To date there are no known viruses, trojans, or other malware that can infect a BlackBerry. Viruses, etc. that run on Windows and Macs (there are a very few) cannot run on a BlackBerry device.

That said, it is possible a media card in a BlackBerry can be infected with a worm when you have Mass Media mode enabled. There are a number of nasty worms going around that can spread by USB devices to and from a PC. Keep your anti-virus definitions updated on your PC.