NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Improved disinfection instructions for Cabir Posted by Jarno @ 13:59 GMT

We have received reports from people that Cabir infected phone is difficult to disinfect. As Cabir blocks all bluetooth communication excepts it's own, and transfering Anti-Virus or disinfection tool is difficult for people who don't have infrared port in their PC or USB port in their phone.

Thus we made the F-Cabir tool available on http://mobile.f-secure.com, which is special page for mobile Anti-Virus viewable by mobile devices. And made easy instructions how to disinfect your phone.

1. Open web browser on the phone
2. Go to http://mobile.f-secure.com
3. Select link "Removal tool for Cabir"
4. Download the file and select open after download
5. Install F-Cabir tool
6. Go to applications menu and start F-Cabir
7. Select scan and answer yes when tool asks do you want to disinfect

Also we have today got an verification about Cabir infection in Finland, so far countries of which we have confirmed reports of Cabir infections are:

United Arab Emirates
Mainland China