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Old 08-28-2017, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello.
I use a Blackberry Passport. I have set the internet setting for secured level (blocking pop windows, no cookies, anti-phising activated, webRTC deacvtivated). During net surfing, when a entered a tab in a specific site, a pop Windows appeared and announced the phone was infected with a number of viruses, 14 viruses (!!??). Actually, after, i checked that site from my PC and the antivirus program and firewall said the site was clean, no virus there. (i know, it was a Windows antivirus, but still....)
Also, the phone worked perfect, no problems after.
Because i had no important info in my phone, i made a backup with BlackberryLink Device setings and contact/calendar data. I have wiped my Blackberry. After a new install i restored the device setting and contact/calendar data.
Phone works perfect, of course, but i have a question (probably it sounds silly). Is it any change as a virus, malware, trojan, etc. (if there is one) to remains in the device setting or contacts/calendar data and to be restored all together with the backup file?? Or it can remains only in aplications or full backup option?
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There is no virus on a QNX based device.

The web browser might have been tricked to a site that made a pop up telling you this
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Thank you for reply. Indeed, i did not hear of any virus for Blackberry 10 OS.
So, should i understand that there is no malware in device setting contacts / calendar backup data?

PS: i have just verified again and again that site with every subpage and links. It uses some pop-up links about the PC antivirus software announced (1 time in 10 verifications) that might be a phishing attempt with that page and blocked it. So this should be the reason?
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes. The corrupted site you went to is sending out phishing and false alerts. The solution is to NOT go to that website. Your Blackberry and data are fine.
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