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Got a text message on my cell from a person who I think i might know, its a AIM message sent to my fone but it says should i put this picture of us on myspace and has a link i typed into my IE and it was link to a picture12.pif and I dled it and it is a msdos file. I think its a virus. I so wanna go open this on some crappy computer and see what happens. Anyone know what a .pif file is?
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A PIF file stands for program information file and was used with (Windows 3.1) so is rarely used any more. It is a great way of distrubuting worms and viruses so i would be reluctent to open it on any computer.
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Got a text message on my cell from a person who I think i might know, its a AIM message sent to my fone but it says should i put this picture of us on myspace and has a link i typed into my IE and it was link to a picture12.pif and I dled it and it is a msdos file. I think its a virus. I so wanna go open this on some crappy computer and see what happens. Anyone know what a .pif file is?
There's a ton of variations of that virus. It's an AIM virus that auto IM's people on a person's buddy list with a link. The variations have things like:
"lol? someone is posting with your email address on these forums?"
"wow.. is this you?"
"found your picture! is this you?"
"haha, this guy got busted so bad.."
"lmao i cant stop laughing at this! "
"omg... this doesnt look right at all!! "

Each with a link to follow.
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