When doing an Ingress mission waypoint does a ADA Refactor/JARVIS Virus fulfill the "capture or upgrade portal" requirement? Assuming the portal is changed to your faction.

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Yes, it does count as a capture for missions. I just did ADA Refactor on on a enlightened portal with level 8 resonators.

  • Just a note -- using refactor/virus on an enemy portal will NOT gain you any stats. You will not gain a portal capture, you will not gain a unique visit and you will not gain any AP.
    – Nux
    Jul 15, 2017 at 23:38

Based on my only experience with ADA refactor, I can say that Virus captures do not count towards portal capture. Thus using ADA/Jarvis for a "capture the portal" mission would not be a wise move.

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    Your answer isn't clear if you were in an active mission when you used the ADA refactor. Please clarify.
    – Claus
    Jan 26, 2015 at 14:56
  • Sorry, your answer turned out to be wrong.
    – Claus
    Feb 8, 2015 at 15:45
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    The virus works for missions, but does not count towards badge statistics.
    – Thinkeye
    Mar 3, 2016 at 21:40

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