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    Default Warning! Do Not Install Ants = Virus

    A message to all iphone users. I had just setup my iphone, i installed a few apps and was enjoying myself , then I installed the curious "ants" program. After rebooting the phone, the apple screen woudl flash black + white, and ants would crawl all over the screen. You could SSH to the phone, but itunes wouldn't recognise. Had no choice but to put it in recover mode and state over. This application is unquestionably a virus. Do not install!

    Note, after REMOVING the ants application through SSH and restarting my phone, the virus / ants problem was still there. Also ive read another guy that had the same problem, he had installed NES at the same time, which is also what I did:

    http://www.everythingiphone.com/forum/104538-post7.html
    Last edited by jbx; 09-24-2007 at 12:10 AM.



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    hiya,

    Its definately not a virus. Trust me, i know. One of the things i do in my job is analyze viruses

    What it is however is very buggy. It seems to have an adverse reaction with anything that wants to take control of the screen / display.

    One good example is the dock application. Dock and ants together = not good.

    Cj

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    its installed on my iphone and i must admit that its really buggy, but not a virus at all!

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    ok agree its probably not an actual virus. but MAN you should see what this did it was horrible. I should have taken a picture. you would have white + black flashing lines and an arm of ants walking over the apple start and the phone was totally unusuable!! never touching this app again

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    had the same issue....restarted phone after making some changes to th appsupport file and the screen was flashing and lots of ants. lucky i left ssh running so i ssh'ed into the phone and did the following:

    find / -iname ants (returns path to all the ants related files)

    i then removed all the ants related files and rebooted. got my phone back!


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    My screen went blank after I went into the app and stopped the ants program. However a reboot of the iphone brought the phone back into control. Promptly deleted the app!

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    aww you cant call lil ants crawling on your screen a virus....
    just call the exterminator lol

    i think when you installed it somehow got set to run on startup and thats why your thing crashed

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    what version are you running?, that app was created back in 1.0.2

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