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Anti-Virus for E71

Posted: 09:50 14 Aug 08 #1
  • preset
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Got my E71 setup for wi-fi, was wondering what other E71 owners are using in terms of Anti-virus protection, anti-spyware and other required software for safe wi-fi surfing on the E71
Posted: 09:58 14 Aug 08 #2
  • AndyGC
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There is one in the Download! section on my N95 called F-Secure. Im not sure how good it is as i haven't tried it but it should be there on the E71 too.

dont quote me on this but i dont think there is any viruses for Symbian S60 yet.

Posted: 10:12 14 Aug 08 #3

I know loads of people who use the Fsecure stuff.  It's supposed to be ok.

Not wanting to worry you Andy, or spread panic around the forum, but read THIS

Pete (I need JD) Graham ************** Damn you! Use forum search!!.

Posted: 10:56 14 Aug 08 #4
  • AndyGC
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Looks like i might have to try that F-Secure out.

I guess the best way to combat this is to make sure you know what you are installing on your phone and dont allow anything that you dont recognise to install.

Posted: 11:13 14 Aug 08 #5

Couldn't agree more with you Andy.  If you don't need it, or know it, don't get it!

Pete (I need JD) Graham ************** Damn you! Use forum search!!.

Posted: 11:37 14 Aug 08 #6
  • preset
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crikey, who wants to be lumbered with a massive SMS bill, cos of this Trojan virus, thanks for the info....no panic....just yet
Posted: 11:44 14 Aug 08 #7
  • Yoni
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Reading the article, the virus is limited to RU for the time being.    

Yoni,
eXpansys Product Support,
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Posted: 14:56 14 Aug 08 #8
  • dawsonas
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You do not really need AV on these products at all. firstly the filesystem can be checked once connected to a PC via USB in mass storage mode. Secondly if you only install signed applications from reputable sources then you'll be ok - if you go and say download stuff from some mickey mose warez/crack site in the middle of russia then you get what you deserve. 

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Alan (Using HTC Shift, Nokia E71, Diamond, i780)

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