Friday, May 20, 2011

How to Remove Virus from Nokia 7610

Nokia 7610 is indeed one of those few mobile phone models (running the Symbian S60 R2 operating system) for which mobile phone viruses exist in-the-wild. Most likely, it is a CommWarrior variant, since this is probably the most widespread virus of this kind. 

As for how it got there - probably via Bluetooth or via MMS; not via the Internet, as somebody suggested.

  • The best way to remove the virus is by using an anti-virus program for your mobile phone. Try F-Secure's - it's pretty good. It's not free but it has a trial period which should be enough to clean your phone.
  • Re-formatting the phone is also an option, but I wouldn't recommend it. First of all, you'll lose all the data and custom applications that you have loaded into the phone. 
  • Second, depending on the virus, the latter might have also infected the MMC card - from where it will immediately re-infect the phone during the boot up after the formatting. So - better use an anti-virus program instead.


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