wii virus

BirdMasterLv100

I dared to google google.
Feb 2, 2008
956
7
Chocolate Rain,NY
Wii Online Code
8637-2588-3697-8235
:smilewinkgrin: something weird happened my wii actually told me i have a virus*me crying because i cant do anything about it*so my question is what if i reformat my wii but save everything to my sd card.im scared because it says that i could never recover my data*meaning saved game data,internet channel,etc.* even if i save it to an sd card but has anyone ever tried it??? if you have please tell me the results and if you reformat the wii will it even delete the virus thanks for whoever answers :)
 

X@vier

WiiChat Member
Jan 9, 2008
201
2
Toronto, Ontario
Wii Online Code
0754-8677-9558-2705
wow this is interesting, do u know how u got the virus?
do u have any screen shots of this msg?

also take a look at the Nintendo site and see if u can find anything about this, I've never heard of this before.

~X
 
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BirdMasterLv100

I dared to google google.
Feb 2, 2008
956
7
Chocolate Rain,NY
Wii Online Code
8637-2588-3697-8235
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Have no idea how i got it i think i was on gamefaqs when the message just poped up saying i had a virus and then it told me that it was going to scan and i clicked the little check but it didnt do anything.Also every once in a while something pops up scaning for viruses its really wierd it does tell me which viruses i have,dont remember them though next time it pops up ill write them down.sorry no dont have any pick of the message.
 

X@vier

WiiChat Member
Jan 9, 2008
201
2
Toronto, Ontario
Wii Online Code
0754-8677-9558-2705
are u sure is a virus and not a pop up window trying to sell u something?

sounds like a pop up window to me...... go back to the site and see if it comes up again..... take a pic if u can for us to see.

or post the link of the site u r talking about.

~X
 

WiitnessID

WiiChat Member
Dec 6, 2007
452
9
LOL it's a pop up...LOL WOW you do realize windows art in a Wii browser is not how such a pop up would look and also the Wii has no software to alert you of such thing. This is another reason why the soft mods are not good because you need almost a developer key to get to the bio. free games Roms are great but once you realize your security is compromised then you may have a problem when your credit card number is posted on the internet.
 

nxcmp

Tech Support
Jan 22, 2008
254
5
USA
Wii Online Code
0000-0000-0000-0000
If you were surfing the web at the time, yes it's most likely to be spam, (as X@vier said) and you just happened to click it, so there is a possibility its a hoax, but you never know. Some people tend to claim there is no such thing as "exploits" or "vulnerabilities" for consoles, and I'm sorry to say this but there is.
 
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BirdMasterLv100

I dared to google google.
Feb 2, 2008
956
7
Chocolate Rain,NY
Wii Online Code
8637-2588-3697-8235
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i hope it was a hoax if it happens again ill take a picture of it and post it on a new topic if this one isnt around. thanks to all.
 

Hylian

A New Legend Is REBORN!!
Mar 30, 2007
134
1
Volos, Greece
Wii Online Code
4222-0782-2494-5105
It was definitely a spam.Is there a wii firewall-notification alert at all???
 

Singhson

****** by Syntax
Dec 20, 2007
443
2
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Wii Online Code
4237-4091-4421-2313
Try deleting all your cookies in options!
I knew it was only a matter of time before this happened, hackers are always busy!
I'm sure Nintendo will keep releasing updates and patches though.
Also if you were looking @ porn, who cares you can still say to Nintendo that i want this repaired without loosing my data, Remember the wii's a delicate machine!
 
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