Anonymous, 20 Sep 2013Uhm! Where is Private folder again???There's one Private folder on each drive and one on your memory card. ;-) When you access the phone via PC you should at least see the one on H: and I: drives. I guess your PC has to have "Show hidden files and folders" enabled. I can access them via Xplore too, and via MyExplorer but not via the default file manager. Anyway, don't bother, there's 5525 files and 796 folders inside "private" on my H drive. Doesn't NetQin offer to delete it? Or, when you scan, show where it is located? I'm not sure here as I only used an antivirus to hack my phone, which is still one of the funnier things about Symbian.
What Windows version and antivirus are you using? I just tried scanning the "private" "sys" and "system" folders on my H drive (just for a test, there are way more folders) with Avira and it worked. No detections, as I expected. I wonder how would I even get a virus when I mostly download images, videos or zip/rar files using Opera Mini or, rarely, UC Browser, and I expect their servers to have some protection too (they are both proxy browsers). Actually this is why I even prefer downloading via phone, let someone else take care of viruses If I visit some suspicious sites out of curiosity. >:-)
Well done. :-) I play black metal and my strings are 7-8 years old, but you manage to break two in one day. I guess you're playing something more violent. Scary lady! :-D Actually I don't think I EVER broke a string. :-) I guess with 2 down and 4 to go it's time to get a whole new set? First, just relax and wait for the bad times to go, can't be more than 3-4 days :-) Right, I missed one episode of the series I'm following, but it's on YouTube too. Downloaded while I was typing this, then to my N8 and then off to find a comfortable position. Hmmm, I don't want my brain replaced but I really wish I could defragment it from time to time. :-/
MdN, 20 Sep 2013I think NetQin has problems with Belle, you're on Anna. Or something. I just Googled your viru... moreDon’t have a clue where this uninvited guest might be hiding – and even if I did, I would not know how to get rid of it. I’ll look in Private Folder but I would not know how to identify it because I’m sure it will not be waving a red flag for me. You know, at first I wondered if “data” had referred to your personal data on the phone or the data you bought.
I am working on my PC too and getting depressed by the hour over a security issue which I seem unable to resolve. I tried scanning the phone with the PC as you suggested but the scan is not coming up. I read where Microsoft is having some security problems and issued an emergency fix with a permanent fix to follow. I don’t know if there is any connection. And to compound matters and throw me further off the bend, I took a few minutes to take my mind off things and work on my “give back” hobby and “pop”, pause, “pop” - 2 guitar strings gone, one after the other, no doubt from overworking last weekend. At least they did not embarrass me then. When it rains it pours so have some coffee. I’m surviving on that these days. Interesting article on the batteries, but I am not letting that worry me right now. The minute I detect problems with mine, I’ll just go and have it replaced. I think everybody would prefer replaceable batteries because sealed batteries are real inconvenient. Pity they don’t have replaceable brains too, after all, it is all electrical :-).
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2013:-D How are you? Oh! I’m not bothered about that stupid virus at all because it is not affecti... moreI think NetQin has problems with Belle, you're on Anna. Or something. I just Googled your virus name, yep, "The virus will automatically and frequently connect to the Internet which causes data loss. Meanwhile the applications are failed to uninstall which leads to mobile risks." Oh well. Do you have any idea where it is located? Probably one of the zillion folders in the "Private" folder. It obviously IS a Symbian virus, or maybe something that remained from some app. Faulty-app? Whats-app? Pirate-app? Who knows. :-) You probably didn't pick it up from the internet. I hope you can get rid of it. I never really looked into all this antivirus stuff, all is working well and I'm having enough to worry about with the antivirus on my PC right now. Looks like last night I somehow switched Web Protection off and only left Real-Time Protection. That's what you get when you're totally tired and sleepy, which is the reply to your first question. :-)
Btw, we were talking about batteries. Check this article out, and the poor N8 in the comments section: http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/flow/item/18407_Replaceable_batteries_again_ba.php
ani, 20 Sep 2013Hi,
can someone help me with nokia stor, cause when i click lunch,it doesn't lunch at all, or... moreDid you try to log in with Nokia Suite? Maybe your Store app needs updating, you can see it here: http://store.ovi.com/content/5406
For downloading to your PC log in with your browser and change the address ending to .....content/5406/download
Shoumic, 19 Sep 2013I've been using this phone for three years now. You don't need an Anti-Virus trust me. You won... moreThanks, point taken. But perhaps I need a housekeeper to tidy up and clean out my garbage. Don't have anything else to do that for me.
ani, 20 Sep 2013Hi, can someone help me with nokia stor, cause when i click lunch,it doesn't lunch at all, or... moreAll the info you need for that and much more can be found if you go back a few pages. It will be worth your while to find the time to go and read up. Just work on your contingency plan. The N8 is about 3 years old, I think. I have some Nokia phones real long now and they are going good as the day I bought them. Not one of my Nokia phones ever died on me, no matter how old. So, treat your battery good and you can enjoy your N8 for a long time yet with normal use - not abuse.
can someone help me with nokia stor, cause when i click lunch,it doesn't lunch at all, or it says that nokia store is not for your device...
MdN, 19 Sep 2013Well, I think you won't find Symbian viruses on the internet. I don't think anyone would bothe... more:-D How are you? Oh! I’m not bothered about that stupid virus at all because it is not affecting the phone system in any way. Nobody’s wasting their time to manufacture a Symbian virus as you said, so the attack may be a little oblique, maybe?
Well, hey! Your answer was so enlightening! I am now more puzzled than ever :-)). So, it is not a Symbian virus because nobody makes them; it is not from the internet; and it is not a PC virus by the mere fact that it was detected, because Symbian antivirus will not detect PC viruses. So what the hell is it? A phantom virus :-D ??? Good suggestion though. I’ll scan it on the PC.
I really see and feel that this is the best smartphone ever made. Awesome battery performance, crisp neat screen Gorilla glass protected, USB on the go Just unbelievably flexible, perfect picture and video in any situation. Great, i mean GREAT sound, full personalization of screen menus an themes. LOTS and LOTS of HD games. Compatibility with Nintendo´s WII Remote and PS3 Remote controllers, real HD HDMI out, i can go on and on. Just Superb. Sad that NOKIA ditch Symbian and went with Windows Phone, lame move
Anonymous, 19 Sep 2013Which anti virus is good for N8 if i download thru Nokia store ?? & if no anti virus is g... moreWell, I think you won't find Symbian viruses on the internet. I don't think anyone would bother to make one when there's Android. And I doubt any Symbian antivirus will detect PC viruses. If you're worried you can connect your N8 to PC in mass storage mode and scan it with your PC antivirus. Also, if you actually manage to get a PC virus on your phone I'm sure the antivirus on your PC would detect it.
Anonymous, 19 Sep 2013Which anti virus is good for N8 if i download thru Nokia store ?? & if no anti virus is g... moreI've been using this phone for three years now. You don't need an Anti-Virus trust me. You won't even find viruses designed for Symbian devices.
Anonymous, 19 Sep 2013Which anti virus is good for N8 if i download thru Nokia store ?? & if no anti virus is g... moreI hope you get an expert answer to your appeal but to keep your problem bouncing, here goes (at the risk of sounding stupid). Are you sure you did not put your phone into crisis mode by loading it up with too much stuff? Do you have a ton load of emails and other stuff on it? Have you considered that by deleting the anti-virus apps you may have gotten back some badly needed mbs, thus the improvement you saw?
I installed Kaspersky first, then uninstalled it (never paid any attention to it). Then I installed NetQin and investigated it (maybe because it was “pretty”). I tried the garbage clearing and I was amazed at the amount of “garbage” that had accumulated in about 6 wks of gentle use (which took up space). I also got back about 25 mbs when I optimized. So now, I do the routine every week or so – just to feel good :-), especially when it says “Your phone is running good” :-).
I just updated the Virus DB which I neglected for far too long. I see I have a Security Alert. It says:
Virus name: s.expense.ClearLog.b
Threat level: Medium
Can’t imagine where that came from and as far as I see, it is not affecting my phone’s performance. Apparently, it causes data loss – but I don’t use data anyway, only WiFi. I would like to think that NetQin is doing its job??? I would not like to think that the virus got in because of NetQin!!! So far, I have not experienced that switching on & off, so I am not too sure that NetQin per se, caused it.
There you go! Some thoughts on the virus problem from a newbie. BTW, I don’t think there are much anti-virus options available.
this is a bst phone of nokia.ihave been using this phone for6months.i don't want to change this phone
mozzo, 19 Sep 2013i don't know what next to do i've being using this phone N8 for de past two yrs and i still en... moreIs it urgent that you change your N8 now? If not, just don't bother your head about it. It is only 2 years old and has a long way to go yet. When the time comes around that you have to get a new phone, you'll know what to do. If you are not impressed with any on the market then, just go: eenie, minnie, mynie, moe and pick any of the bad lot :-). But I am sure that by then, it would not reach to that. Let not your heart be troubled. We will all face that time. C'est la vie!
I want to know how can i install nokia store in my cellphone nokia n8, because it doesn' get installed...
Are the 1st batch with defective motherboards/purple screens out of the way now? Or just buy the pink/bronze model to make sure it's not defective?
Ehsan, 18 Sep 2013when I put it on charging it becomes warm. If I do it while net browsing/listening to music it... moreI think it's normal. My phone can get warmer during summer, but now it's colder and it doesn't. I guess it was made for cold weather in Finland. :-)
Which anti virus is good for N8 if i download thru Nokia store ?? & if no anti virus is good in store, which anti virus is good & thru which site i can get it. I first used kaspersky & then netquin, But they resulted in switching off & on my cell automatically almost for 20 times. I thought that my N8 needs servicing But anyhow i managed to delete these anti viruses & then cell was Ok. So i dont want to take any risk again But also cant keep my cell an open source to invite viruses as i use Bluetooth & OTG system quite often. Plz help.