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Warning to all users of Windows Live Messenger!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Who, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    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/member.php?msn=lewis_brock@hotmail.com
    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)

    :eek:mg:
     
    #1 Who, Mar 18, 2007
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2007
  2. Street Ryder

    Street Ryder Speed Demon

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    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

    Diablo Administrator
    tduck team

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    Wow a Windows service that's not secure, now that's unusual. :D
     
  4. Street Ryder

    Street Ryder Speed Demon

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

    Hammy DoUcHe BaG

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    the
    kinda gives it away =/
     
  6. Glanzarog

    Glanzarog Dumpster Boy

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    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

    FA430RGT Hoods and Alley-ways..

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    Cheers for the heads up.. Will pass on rep when I see someone else helping the site ;)
     
  8. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    yes, that was me that posted that :p (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
     
    #8 Who, Mar 19, 2007
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2007
  9. craigie

    craigie I have the...

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    lucky your still blocked (for some reason) on my list :D:p
     
  10. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    [​IMG]

    not good! ^^^

    anyway, i *think* you are blocked by me aswell
     
    #10 Who, Mar 19, 2007
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2007
  11. TOOL

    TOOL New Member

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    Thanks for the warning man, thats good to know.
     
  12. craigie

    craigie I have the...

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    i'm not :D

    maybe one day i will unblock you. It will have to be when my other 101 are offline tho
     
  13. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    can you see my display name dave? :p
     
  14. craigie

    craigie I have the...

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    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
     
  15. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    nope, have a new one :p
     
  16. craigie

    craigie I have the...

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    wow cheers lol

    still not gonna unblock ya
     
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