Bricking preventor?

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Aug 5, 2007

Bricking preventor? by EVIL9000 at 9:55 PM (1,096 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. EVIL9000
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    I remember there being some files that can brick your DS.
    So now my question is, is there a way to scan the files for any danger of bricking?
    Like some sort virus scanner to scan files for these dangers..

    and isn't there a danger for these files to enter via wifi?
    and can there be something done about this?, or does bricking your ds kill the warranty?

    I really don't want my new DS lite to turn in a useless brick.

    It really would be nice if there was some sort of protection homebrew thing against these things.
     
  2. djgarf

    Former Staff djgarf I Am A Raver

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    their is
    it's called flashme
     
  3. cheapassdave

    Member cheapassdave GBAtemp Regular

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    ... and if you screw up the flashme, you can brick your ds too. [​IMG]
     
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    Member Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    There is only one homebrew with the bricking virus, so you don't need to worry.

    Just don't download something until someone else downloads it.
     
  6. Spikey

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    Only idiots brick their DS's when flashing them. If you have even a little bit of intelligence it's pretty much impossible to screw up. I've flashed over 20 DS Phats, and over 10 DS Lites. I've even UNflashed a few DS phats and lites, which is more dangerous than the initial flashing but still easy as hell. Also, getting rid of the health screen warning is also nice. [​IMG]
     
  7. paul1991

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    You can use dslazy to scan for this "crashme", but I have never even seen a piece of malware for the DS avalible for download.
    You could flash your DS, but it is very Dangerous to flash a lite. If you had a phat, it would be no trouble, but for now just download from trusted sites.
     
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    Member chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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    If you have a semidecent antivirus, it will pick up the bricker anyway.
     
  9. EVIL9000
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    Guess I should install NOD32 then.
     
  10. 4saken

    Member 4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    FlashMe isn't really a preventative, but it allows you to restore the firmware in case it gets wiped by a bricker
     
  11. HBK

    Member HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

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    Use Kaspersky, it's a matter of opinion really, but Kaspersky is much better than Norton and McAfee - not so bloated.
     
  12. EVIL9000
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    not talking about Norton
    http://www.nod32.com
     

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