Is MSN Messenger safe?

By macx
Feb 22, 2007
  1. I bought a Logitech 4000 Pro webcam, then found out
    it says it only works with AOL & MSN Messenger.

    I don't know if it would work with Yahoo Messenger -
    anybody know?

    If MSN is my only choice (I don't use AOL) is it, or can
    it be made, safe?

    I use Firefox, and generally stay away from anythng MSN

    Greatly appreciate any help or info!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I wouldn't say MSN messenger is any worse or better than the competition security-wise. If the user is stupid enough to install crap software (extra smileys anyone?) or open any sent file/link, then no program is going to protect you.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    ALL IM software is a major risk!

    Also, any device that works ONLY with specific software is real lame!
    Suggest you return it.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I have deleted your other two threads for this subject. That way, members won`t reply with exactly the same info in different threads.

    I agree with the guys, all IM softwear carries risks of one form or another and that MSN messenger is probably no better or worse than any other IM programme.

    I think your webcam should work ok with Yahoo messenger. I used to have a Logitech webcam myself, I had the Logitech Quickcam Sphere. I used it with yahoo messenger without problems. Give it a try and see how it goes.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 710


    Sorry about the other posts - didn't even realize I had posted multiples!

    I'll give it a try on Yahoo being all of us already have that.

    Warning - I may be back needing more help! :)
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