Can the PS4 get a virus?

My friend told me that I should install an anti-virus on my PS4 to prevent it from getting any viruses. Apparently the Call of Duty hackers and other online players are able to infect your Playstation when you connect to a hacked online lobby. Is this true, can the PS4 get a virus? If so, how do you install an antivirus to prevent any viruses infecting the Playstation 4?

1 Answer

SteveSickle89

The PS4 does not allow any unsigned applications to run on the system, so even if you were somehow able to get a virus or something similar to the system, you won’t be able to execute it. It may be possible for online games to get hacked, but the data here should remain on the game servers and the issues lie here and not with the actual Playstation itself. 

Unless a game developer has intentionally put some malicious code inside their game it is highly unlikely you will ever get a virus on your PS4



Leave A Reply

PLATFORM INFORMATION

PlayStation 4 System Image

PlayStation 4

This section will contain guides, help and other content relating to the PlayStation 4 game console produced by Sony.

QUESTIONS

When I try to connect the PS4 to the PS5 for remote play, I get an error on the PS5 that says something went wrong CE-110024-8 View Answer
Is the PS5 a more powerful console than the Xbox Series x? View Answer
Does PSN from the PS3 work with the same PSN accounts on the PS4? Will I be abe to log in with my Playstation account without needing to register again? View Answer
What is the purpose of the long connection port at the back of the Xbox Series X? What can you connect into it? View Answer
How much more powerful is the Xbox Series X when compared to the S. Is it worth getting the S at all? View Answer
There is a research task to take a snapshot of dratini. I do know how what this means. What do you need to do to complete this task? View Answer