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MSN Messenger photo virus

By hegelsbagels
Aug 23, 2007
  1. Hi there,

    I was very foolish and accepted some photos through messenger and I am told that it was a virus. Any advice as to how to get rid of something like this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Who told you about the virus ? :unch:

    If all you accepted were jpgs or gifs it is very unlikely they have a virus.

    Provided your Windows has been updated since 2004 there would

    be no problem anyway.

    If you want to be safe go HERE and follow all the steps.
     
  3. hegelsbagels

    hegelsbagels TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks

    I was told by the person who gave it to me. She said she didn't send it, but here messenger ID was automatically sending a folder of photos supposedly from here vacation. Have you heard of this?
     
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Yes,it`s not unusual for spammers or spyware writers to hijack other people`s

    computers or IDs.The question is,what is in the folders and did you click on

    anything ? As long as you didn`t click on anything executable (.exe or .bat .pif or a few others),

    you can just delete the folder entirely.Go to that link above if you think you have clicked

    on anything.
     
  5. hegelsbagels

    hegelsbagels TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did try to open it, but my computer wouldn't let it open, saying that it was harmful. Does that mean I'm in the clear.

    I appreciate your help!
     
  6. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    It looks like you were saved by your computer ;)

    It would still be a good idea to go the link I gave you.

    At least do the scans and download all the programs

    it suggests.
     
  7. hegelsbagels

    hegelsbagels TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot!!
     
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