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Can the Wii get a virus?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Dav_4550, Jul 9, 2006.

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  1. Dav_4550

    Dav_4550 WiiChat Member

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    Alright, I'm sure somebody else has thought about it, but wouldn't it be possible for the Wii to get a virus if it was on the internet 24/7 and had opera so it could be on the web. Do you think it's possible to get a virus onto the flash memory that messed up the system. And since Nintendo wants to encourage homebrew, couldn't someone, in theory, put a virus in a game so it was disguised? Just something I was thinking about...kind of a concern...but maybe not. :confused:


    (by the way, no pun intended, it just happened :) )
     
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    if people come up with codes for the wii then it might, but i sure hope not
     
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    I dont think it can have a virus, well the virus for windows, Macintosh and Linux have to be made for those systems, in this case the Wii needs to have a virus codified only for the wii, I think maybe the only viruses could be the publicity ones. Only those ones I think could really harm ur Wii are ones created by someone and sended to u (maybe he hates u or something)
     
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    are there viruses for the Xbox, 360, PS2, or GC?
     
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    Mmmm no but remember this system will have new and sofisticated internet = than PS3 (I think PS3 is for sure having viruses, because of its configuration)
     
  6. Mr_Stoukaph

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    Yeah, its going to be more like a computer now. So now (hopefully;) )it will get a lot of viruses to make it bomb sooner:D
     
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    Well you can get a virus on your phone
    but its like apple macs and lunix there arnt meny virusis
    its if theres some one evil enouth to do it
     
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    well, if there's money to be made in it, then a virus might appear...maybe one that figures out how to access the accounf that you use to pay for the VC games...if the VC requires a credit/check card it could get dangerous
     
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    Lets hope Nintendo has some great virus protection for its Wii.:p
     
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    Since it has internet connection, the Wii can potentially be infected with a virus. However, viruses are not normally designed to infect consoles.
     
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    well most of the pc viursies are made by microsoft and so is norton (why do you think it sells so well despite it not being very good)
     
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    Hey just stumbled across this, just though i should say, It is very unlikely that the wii could get a virus, i believe it run Linux (Nintendo linux distro built on the linux kernel), there are only about 30 known viruses for linux and a few only run on red hat, it is fairly unlikely you will come across them using the wii, also using the opera web browser on the wii, you can not download and run any programs and there is no way for a viruses to get in because most linux distos dnt have any open port / backdoors, all the applications on the shopping channel etc, and games must have some where along the line been approved by Nintendo, and if a virus that could affect the wii was out in the wild im sure Nintendo would find out fairly soon about it and make a patch to stop it, so when you system up data its fine. lol (ps. Viruses that run on Windows aren't made by Microsoft lol)
     
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    Check the date before you bump up a VERY OLD thread.
     
  14. lazyperson555

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    Dumb ass
     
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    Ooooft, you think you're smart...The guy who asked the question is already dead!
     
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    We gotta give this dude some credit...as least he made it known that he went fishing for this thread. I hate when people respond to old threads as if they are still relevent now. :mad2::mad2::mad2:
     
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    Oh wow! Why do threads continue to get revived like this...

    Well at least he was informative.
     
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    I think chances for a virus are pretty slim.
     
  19. lazyperson555

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    Dumb ass
     
  20. JeremyGTS

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    cock..

    and no wii can not get a virus.. The Wiis OS is similar to linux and we all know no one creates viruses for linux... They would have to get the source code for the wii OS.. You also gotta realize is that you can not DOWNLOAD ANYTHING OFF OPERA!! so how the hell are you going to get a virus if you cant download?? And if they made a homebrew channel im sure what got posted will have to be approved my nintendo first, and im sure they will check the code... If you still have your box to your wii it has RCA secure access for internet so NO VIRUS!

    lemme guess gonna quote me and call me a "dumb ass" lol grow up..
     
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