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Can your Wii get viruses when browsing?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by tgjester7, May 6, 2007.

  1. tgjester7

    tgjester7 WiiChat Member

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    Lets say (Just for the hell of it) you visited porn sites with your wii. Would it be possible to get viruses or anything?
     
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    paintba||er WiiChat Member

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    No. Not unless someone designed viruses specifically for the Wii and that hasn't happened yet and I don't expect it to anytime soon.
     
  3. AndyDS

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    Most of the viruses on the internet are one EXE and WMA format. The Wii doesn't read those formats, so you are safe.
     
  4. ciper

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    While not exaclty a virus remember the fake "softmod" which used a jpeg to boot copied games? It got so much attention because something like that could be possible.

    tgjester7: Personally I would be more worried about an update from Nintendo screwing up the system than a virus
     
  5. ajvizzgamer101

    ajvizzgamer101 Zelda Kicks @$$

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    Yes, you can if you have the Trial Version. It isn't protected like the final
     
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    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Like mentioned above, a virus needs to specifically designed for the Wii in-order for it to have any affect. I highly doubt anyone will bother with it since most current viruses are too busy targeting Microsoft. :lol:
     
  7. nitro

    nitro Resident Wii Expert

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    It si particularly unlikely at the moment
     
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    Just for the sake of it huh? hehehe, just say, i visited a porn site.
     
  9. ciper

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    Must be nice viewing porn on the Wii since you only need one hand :ihih:
     
  10. dirtdevil[FTv6]

    dirtdevil[FTv6] fullthrottlev6 wii

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: LMAO
     
  11. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Stupid thread?, I think so... No you can't get virus on it...
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    pretty sure you only use a mouse with one hand too....... (as long as you only use links)
     
  13. ciper

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    Why was my reply deleted? It was related to this post!
     
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    gamer_of_life Banned

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    Pretend you did get a virus, it would prob only effect you memory card, or delete the browser 'cache' and it would be gone?

    Just a wild guess
     
  16. Steel-Froggy

    Steel-Froggy Banned, or am I?

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    Or it could be a Wii Trojan and cause it to uhm...
    Format the wii? (Then it would just return to normal... 'cept w/o your Game Saves...)

    Ya, I guess the worst that can happen is you lose your saved data.
     
  17. wii 24-7

    wii 24-7 I'm a wii-tart

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    Woo...Now I want to buy a Wii memory card just to back up my games. The thought of me losing my Twilight Princess data is scary...And my mom would murder me!:)
     
  18. adf3424sdff

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    A virus and if it's a wii-specific virus, could do anything to your wii (depends on the skill of the virus creator), it could damage the wii operating system, rendering it unusable.
    And think, if someone created a wii virus where you caught it on your computer, it could infect your SD card (providing you have one) and then extract/run itself through the wii photo channel.
    I don't think anyone will be able to do that yet though.
    Your safe for now.
    Lee.J
     
  19. wii 24-7

    wii 24-7 I'm a wii-tart

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    I agree with lee (thehehe that rhyms!)..."for now"...
     
  20. rishi 20

    rishi 20 Banned

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    are you trying to say dont go on internet channel or dont go on any dogy sites on the channel.

    the only way u can get a virus is if u go on a dogy site from the internet channel.

    this make me think about deleting the channel from my wii
     

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