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VIRUS ALERT - Live messenger & MSN

post #1 of 13
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OK, guys I'm warning you, if you get ANY messages from ANYONE, whether they be email or chat messages, saying "is that u?" and then giving a link, usually to a picture, or doing something similar and sending you a strange link,

DO NOT CLICK ON IT!!!

My friends' pcs have been infected with the virus and it is causing them a lot of problems, so BE SMART!!!

I've bumped up my ZoneAlarm IM security to medium and blocking all links, and I'm doing frequent virus and spyware scans.

Ask me if you have any further questions.
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post #2 of 13
*makes sweet love to NOD32 anti virus....*

lol... these msn things dont last long till there is a virus database update
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post #3 of 13
lol such an old virus but it already happened to me i want stupid enough to click it.
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post #4 of 13
i got this too. I was in linux at the time
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Thanks for the head's up
    
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post #6 of 13
Stuff like this is always happening on msn, not really news.

Good for the people who don't use it much to be aware though.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester View Post
i got this too. I was in linux at the time
im curious, what happens with the would be virus. Does it even attempt to install it just get lost in the awesomeness of linux or does it not even go anywhere.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackeagle View Post
im curious, what happens with the would be virus. Does it even attempt to install it just get lost in the awesomeness of linux or does it not even go anywhere.
linux beats it out of the machine through a small well oiled game of grenade fragging....

Seriously, it doesnt work, because it isnt coded to mess up that OS' code
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post #9 of 13
Nah man. In the virtual world, Tux comes in and does the morpheus bit but instead of ending up in the real world, the virus ends up in the trash
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester View Post
Nah man. In the virtual world, Tux comes in and does the morpheus bit but instead of ending up in the real world, the virus ends up in the trash
aha yeh, i always get mixed up between that and what Apples OS does....

apples os beats it out in a small well oiled game of grenade fragging...
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