Virus transfer to PDA

  Mr Finny 13:28 11 Jul 2003

My Palm PDA is linked to my home and work computers. Can a virus be passed from one computer to my PDA and onto the other computer?

  Belatucadrus 13:55 11 Jul 2003

If the virus is in an e-mail attachment it will move quite happily across the platforms, it may not do anything to the PDA, but once back in a windows environment will be quite at home.

  Gaz 25 15:21 11 Jul 2003

Yes, it could be written into memory on the PDA, only specialist software such as Symantec PDA protection will remove it.

When you reconnect your PDA (if the virus written to it) it could cload back on to a desktop computer,

I had ages ago downloaded MP3 music and copied them to an MP3 Player, one of them was encoded with a virus, when you played the track it deleted boot files, until it would not boot up.

As I was playing it a bug walked across the screen the PC restarted and errors every where, I had to get Nortton to remove the virus on the system and reload windows 98.

However my getting it off my MP3 Player is difficult and I had to delete the file using Norton with PDA protection. Annoying.

  Gaz 25 15:24 11 Jul 2003

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  Belatucadrus 17:09 11 Jul 2003

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