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Windows 7: removing malware from mobile phones

29 May 2013   #1
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 
removing malware from mobile phones

Hi all,

I have a Windows 7 32-bit machine with an always updated Kaspersky Internet security 2013 AV installed on it.
Can I scan my mobile phone (while it's attached to the PC), whether its OS be symbian, android, or ios, and be hopeful that my AV can find and remove the malware on it just like it does it for my computer?

Thanks.


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29 May 2013   #2
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 

It might is possible to scan your mobile folder with your antivirus on computer with your phone connected, but that won't work. Malware on phones cannot be detected by your computer antivirus scan because phone malware cannot work on computers. I recommend that you download/buy a mobile antivirus app for scanning phones for malware.
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29 May 2013   #3
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

You sure?
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29 May 2013   #4
aritra2116

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
 
 

I think so...
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29 May 2013   #5
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

aritra: Thanks a lot.
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29 May 2013   #6
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

any other idea?
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29 May 2013   #7
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

khoshtipi,

What comes to mind...

Consider asking your question at a Linux forum.

Linux is a widely used operating system. It runs on a diverse range of computer architectures and in devices such as mobile phones.
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29 May 2013   #8
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Most smart phones including iPhone's and tablets will not let your pc see the files and structure on the phone itself without being rooted / jailbroken (sp) lol. I scan my android with my Linux laptop using Clam AV but it is rooted. If you look at the app stores on android and mac there are free av apps as well some good paid versions.
The only exception is the files on your media flash card IF (and I do mean IF) you haven't "Moved" Apps to the card. If so you can destroy those apps if their files get modified.

If it is NOT a smart phone the only way to see the files is through the program designed by the manufacturer.

****Not a paid advertiser for Linux**** ..... Yet
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30 May 2013   #9
khoshtipi

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

@mohavepc:

In your point of view:

If I have a jailbroken mobile or can see it's files and folders other way, so can I scan it by my PC's AV?
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30 May 2013   #10
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

khoshtipi,

Quote:
mohavepc: I scan my android with my Linux laptop

****Not an paid advertiser for Linux**** Ditto!!
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