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  1. Who
    Who is offline It's not a tumor.
     
    Location: Lincolnshire, UK
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    Default Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    I was recently sent a virus on MSN. One which has the potential to be on a massive scale.

    I was sent the following message by one of my contacts at about 21:00 GMT

    *cough* http://www55.im-profile.com/[email protected]
    DO NOT CLICK THE DAMN LINK IF SOMEONE SENDS YOU THAT MESSAGE

    It will infect your computer, It will send that message to every user on your contact list and will not make you any friends. people will click it and spread it around their contact list and the problem will become bigger and bigger.

    The virus seems to have no effects to your PC itself but i fear it may be a back door programme, and will open up your system to other viruses and/or spyware

    If you allready have this, and crave IM, then Windows Messenger (the standard one on all PCs) seems to remain unnaffected, or you can use Yahoo IM and add your Windows contacts (yahoo and windows live contacts can now communicate)

    Last edited by Who; 19/03/07 at 20:11 PM.
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  2. Street Ryder is offline Speed Demon
    Location: Ireland
    Posts: 776

    #2

    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    Just heard about this on xboxbox, and if you do get the message dont click it.
    Hasnt happened to me, so im not clicking anything lol

  3. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
    Posts: 20,460

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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    Wow a Windows service that's not secure, now that's unusual.
    I'm a bit mental.

  4. Street Ryder is offline Speed Demon
    Location: Ireland
    Posts: 776

    #4

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    Windows will have to jump on this before it gets out of hand

  5. Hammy is offline DoUcHe BaG
    Location: Newcastle, England
    Posts: 205

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    the kinda gives it away =/




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  6. Glanzarog is offline Dumpster Boy
    Location: Dublin,Ireland
    Posts: 179

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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    That virus or ones like it have been around since last year.There's at least 3 people on my list with it.


  7. FA430RGT is offline Hoods and Alley-ways..
    Location: London
    Posts: 1,588

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    Cheers for the heads up.. Will pass on rep when I see someone else helping the site
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  8. Who
    Who is offline It's not a tumor.
     
    Location: Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts: 3,223

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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    Quote Originally Posted by Street Ryder »
    Just heard about this on xboxbox, and if you do get the message dont click it.
    Hasnt happened to me, so im not clicking anything lol
    yes, that was me that posted that (Me = Crazed Dodgem there)

    copying my post from from xboxbox, this is a big pain in the ass.

    looking into details in the spybot logs, this looks like a back door.

    I virus checked today, before the virus, and cleaned out my PC. After the virus i had 40 new viruses. 36 were: 'Microsoft.Windows.redirectedhosts'

    It redirects Symantec (Norton), Mcafee, Trend Micro, Panda activescan, and Microsoft updates. they forgot one thing though. Spybot Search and destroy.

    this thing disbles Microsoft Security Center aswell, as there is an entry entitled: Microsoft.Windowssecuritycentre_disabled
    i have an image of all the files in a printscreen, on my home computer, however ni am at school, so therefore i will upload when i get back
    Last edited by Who; 19/03/07 at 20:09 PM.
    Formerly Crazed Dodgem/Lwsbrck

    I'm not dead!

  9. craigie is offline I have the...
    Location: Hemel
    Posts: 285

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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lwsbrck »
    yes, that was me that posted that (Me = Crazed Dodgem there)

    copying my post from from xboxbox, this is a big pain in the ass.

    looking into details in the spybot logs, this looks like a back door.



    i have an image of all the files in a printscreen, on my home computer, however ni am at school, so therefore i will upload when i get back
    lucky your still blocked (for some reason) on my list :P
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  10. Who
    Who is offline It's not a tumor.
     
    Location: Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts: 3,223

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    not good! ^^^

    anyway, i *think* you are blocked by me aswell
    Last edited by Who; 19/03/07 at 20:09 PM.
    Formerly Crazed Dodgem/Lwsbrck

    I'm not dead!

  11. TOOL is offline Hot Hatch
    Location: California
    Posts: 118

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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    Thanks for the warning man, thats good to know.

  12. craigie is offline I have the...
    Location: Hemel
    Posts: 285

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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lwsbrck »


    not good! ^^^

    anyway, i *think* you are blocked by me aswell
    i'm not

    maybe one day i will unblock you. It will have to be when my other 101 are offline tho
    Foo Fighters @ Wembley - 6th June
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  13. Who
    Who is offline It's not a tumor.
     
    Location: Lincolnshire, UK
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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    can you see my display name dave?
    Formerly Crazed Dodgem/Lwsbrck

    I'm not dead!

  14. craigie is offline I have the...
    Location: Hemel
    Posts: 285

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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    yes......

    ?

    lewis says: I'VE FOUND A FREE WAY TO BEAT THE VIRUS... then its donate a quid save a kid, donate another save his brother LOL
    Foo Fighters @ Wembley - 6th June
    Fatboy Slim @ O2 Wireless Festival 2008

  15. Who
    Who is offline It's not a tumor.
     
    Location: Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts: 3,223

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    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    nope, have a new one
    Formerly Crazed Dodgem/Lwsbrck

    I'm not dead!

  16. craigie is offline I have the...
    Location: Hemel
    Posts: 285

    #16

    Default Re: Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

    wow cheers lol

    still not gonna unblock ya
    Foo Fighters @ Wembley - 6th June
    Fatboy Slim @ O2 Wireless Festival 2008


 

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