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Commwarrior infected phones can be easily disinfected with by surfing to mobile.f-secure.com and downloading F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus - or manually with a third party file manager. And telecom operators can scan MMS traffic for viruses using a suitable tool, for example F-Secure Mobile Filter.
One worrying aspect is that people do not seem to know that they should contact Anti-Virus companies when phones get infected. In many cases where people get their phones infected, they ask help from other users in mobile newsgroups and discussion forums.
This is bad since, they might get bad advice, such as instructions to format their phones, while using Anti-Virus or disinfection tool would be enough. Also it is problematic for Anti-Virus companies, since without user reports it is hard for them to keep track of developments in mobile field. And it is impossible for them to provide guaranteed detection for new malware, without getting a sample of it first.
So do pass word around, that if someone’s phone gets infected, he/she should contact an Anti-Virus company for help. Advice costs nothing and it helps them to keep up to date with what’s going on.
Michael is the owner of FreedomFire Communications http://ld.net/mscprez and http://DS3-Bandwidth.com .......delivering choices to both residential and business consumers worldwide for voice and data broadband services. Michael also authors BroadBand Nation http://BroadBand-Nation.blogspot.com where you're always welcome to to drop in and catch up on the latest BroadBand news, tips, and ramblings for the masses.