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can i get a virus or spyware on my ps3 slim?

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I just got a new ps3 slim and was wondering if i could be open for viruses and spyware using the web browser?

 

Also there seems to be alot of downloading of plugins and java script to look at stuff online using the web browser how do i clear all of that out and delete it?

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Jan 22, 2010
i also noticed theres browser security from trend micro in the browser options.
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Jan 22, 2010
There are no viruses that can get on PS3's OS.
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Jan 22, 2010
cool good to know. I seem to download alot of plugins watching videos at ask.com and other websites. Is there a way to clear them off my hardrive?
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Jan 22, 2010

Xajen1 wrote:
There are no viruses that can get on PS3's OS.
What should be expanded on that is, there are currently no known viruses for the PS3's OS. But don't think you're in the clear. Mac users went about thinking they couldn't get a virus either because of the same thing but fast forward to today.
So if the PS3 really takes off as a conventional web browser then you can expect some goodies to infect it. But that's not likely considering anyone who has a PS3 also has a faster computer and I really don't see the point in even using it.  

 

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Jan 22, 2010
If there are no viruses that can get on your ps3, then why is Trend Micro offered ?
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Jan 22, 2010

EX33396948 wrote:

Xajen1 wrote:
There are no viruses that can get on PS3's OS.
What should be expanded on that is, there are currently no known viruses for the PS3's OS. But don't think you're in the clear. Mac users went about thinking they couldn't get a virus either because of the same thing but fast forward to today.
So if the PS3 really takes off as a conventional web browser then you can expect some goodies to infect it. But that's not likely considering anyone who has a PS3 also has a faster computer and I really don't see the point in even using it.  

 


 

let me add more. on YOUR Ps3 there isnt a known virus and there won't be for a while. but for people with the Linux OP systems there can be.
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Jan 23, 2010

MileHigh420360 wrote:
If there are no viruses that can get on your ps3, then why is Trend Micro offered ?

 

Read further into what trend micro actually offers.  WHat trend micro offeres for the PS3 does not include antivirus or firewall security.  What they actually offer for the PS3 is like a net nanny preventing your kids from getting ilicit content.

 

However I agree that viruses could eventually be a possibility, but the main reason it is unlikely to happen is induviduals capable of making such viruses would not waste their time on a ps3. They would want to pick a platform easier to gain what ever it is they desire.. money, identities, infromation..etc. 

Like with the mac what helped kleep them safe was that few had the system, so why make a virus or hack something that has a small user base?  Since they have become more popular in the media and public virus makers have taken another look at the mac system.

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I wandered the same thing. I have found that if you go through the browser menu and go to tools, you can delete cookies and the system cache. Now I am not completely sure that if there is a virus on the system if doing so will clear it, but I can say that I have had issues while surfing, that made me stop and think; what if? Clearing out the cookies and cache seems to reverse whatever the issue is. 

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