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Hi all, I've had a couple of people on my msn list saying ive sent them files that are virus's, this is when ive not even messaged them, it seems to happen as soon as i sign in, it tells the reciep…
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9y, 6d agoPosted 9 years, 6 days ago
Hi all,

I've had a couple of people on my msn list saying ive sent them files that are virus's, this is when ive not even messaged them, it seems to happen as soon as i sign in, it tells the reciepient i am sending pics for facebook or myspace :-(

ive ran my norton but its not picking anything up, ive unistalled and reinstalled messenger and its still doing it, from any account that is used on the messenger on my pc, but not from my sons laptop, please help!!

are there any free programs i can use to sort this?

i do alot on line bank wise, should i be worried?

Thank you :):)
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9y, 6d agoPosted 9 years, 6 days ago
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#1
adaware
spybot
windows defender
1 Like #2
Try AVG it's pretty good for free anti-virus software.
#3
Train Driver
Try AVG it's pretty good for free anti-virus software.


cant run this on the same pc with norton though
#4
1 Like #5
Have you tried restarting in safe mode Lou? Just restart and as you're loading back up hold F8 (I think it is!!) and select "safe mode" (everything will look huge, but that's normal!), then run your anti-virus and that should pick anything up! :) Hope that helps honey x
1 Like #6
Have sent you a PM. :thumbsup:
#7
info was wrong

You can run an online scan through here:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

See what that picks up and then follow any instructions to get it off your system.

Hope that helps :)
banned#8
my daughters got this on her computer can you tell me how to get rid thanks
#9
This site appears to be recommended by a few forums.

http://www.happy-messaging.com/messenger/virus/
#10
go to [url]www.download.com[/url] and download superantispyware, spybot, AVG Free and Adaware SE. All very good and free ;D

oh and if that does not work then uninstall messenger and install it again, this will remedy the problem.
banned#11
thanks mate does it work on macs
#12
just uninstall messenger and reinstall it, worked for me
#13
Delete your cookies.

Then try lavasoft or spy bot search and destroy hopefully should be gone then.
#14
thank you all, i will leave rep in a bit, i have ried ALL of this but nothings worked :-(

im not sure what else i can do
#15
Do you have any idea what the name is of the file people are getting from you Lou? Then you could maybe search for it on your pc and delete it?
#16
its a strange virus cos its slightly different every time, like 'hey look at this great pic i found' or check out my facebook folder' 'look - i found you on rateme.co' ive tried everything, have had to uninstall it incase it gets used untill i sort it :-(

nothing seems to detect it
#17
Eeeek! That's a pain in the bum!! Is this any use Lou?

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#18
tried that and others ive found, they all say no virus found, im lost lol

thanks though, its appreciated :)
#19
Aww honey I'm sorry I haven't been any help! :-( I'll keep searching for you!! Have you seen the videos on youtube showing msn viruses? Is it anything like those?
#20
ive not looked, i'll look now :)
#22
Maybe worth a look at... it looks like loadsss to download though :/

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1 Like #23
i have, none of them seem to do the trick for me, i might be missing something,a fresh look tomorrow after work i think :)
rep left for all when i get a mo :)
#24
rep returned Lou, hope you get it sorted!! Let us know xx

edit: Oh and how's the job going honey?!!! :)
#25
Its good thank you, im not at the original job i started, i found one a tad closer to home with better hours that fit with school, but means i work 5 days instead of 4 but i like it so its a bonus

hope all is good in your world :)
#26
Miss you Lou! :cry:

:friends:
#27
birdyboyuk
Miss you Lou! :cry:

:friends:


awwwww :friends: im still around, just very busy, i guess it will slow down when im in a routine but it just seems there is always something i gotta do lol, ive been keeping an eye on your chook thread, very impressed :-D

come build me one if you like :whistling:
#28
My Chook! :shock: Thought you said summit else then! :p

The chickens are enjoyable! They were waiting for me this morning to let 'em out! lol

Have had 1 egg so far...there were 3, but OH broke one and the chooks decided to eat the other!
1 Like #29
This is a terrible virus, and then all people that open that link will also get the virus, so for now don't sign into msn. i had this and took me ages to get rid of it.

There are viruses in your deep registry. i used Adaware as it deep scans well - http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2007/3000-8022_4-10045910.html
Then if that doesnt work, try using it in safe mode, and also deleting windows messenger obviously.

there was something else i did involving the registry keys, but can't quite remember, i will try and rack my brain
#30
thankssurfer, yes i have deleted messenger so it cannot be used, i will try your suggestions :)
#31
As mentioned earlier in this thread, you need to boot into safe-mode when running anti-spyware/anti-virus etc to be able to get rid of these sort of nasties.
1 Like #32
Ok IM CLEAN

thank you all for your help,

AVG DID THE TRICK FOR ME IN SAFE MODE

please be careful guys this spreads like mad, my brother in law has it from me :oops:
#33
Fab news Lou! Glad you're all clean now :) You dirty girl!! :giggle:
#34
i must make sure my protection is always reliable.....:whistling:
banned#35
lol I hate these tools who I get these automated messages from, they are usually female though which isnt a big surprise
#36
dcx_badass
It only spreads if people are silly enough to believe things like this:

"Hey check out this super old photo of us its so funny, lol!"
Then it trys to send you a zip file. You either message them and check they sent the invite or ask if you can have the picture not in a zipped folder.


yes it might seem silly but if your not aware its easy enough to clck without thinking, esp if its someone you know well
banned#37
dcx_badass
It only spreads if people are silly enough to believe things like this:

"Hey check out this super old photo of us its so funny, lol!"
Then it trys to send you a zip file. You either message them and check they sent the invite or ask if you can have the picture not in a zipped folder.


most people are this stupid esp msn users most of them are teenage idiots who know very little about computers etc
#38
Glad you got it sorted Lou :)

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