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Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:14 pm
by grandmaS
Warning there is a Virus going around the messengers, I got it today, it asks if this is you and if you are dumb enough to click it (I did) it goes in and sends it to everyone on your messengers. Please don't open it and if you get one from me close it right away, I didn't send it.

Re: Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:09 pm
by sandbar
Thanks, Linda, there has also been one going around......
I've just taken an iq test, haha, see how good you are, take it while I go have a shower
Also we've been getting a lot of Astrology and Romance spam sent to messenger also

Re: Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:49 pm
by Primal Instincts
I got it too...its the pushbot worm and its bad....before I could stop it it got sent to everyone on my address book.....my antivirus got it seconds later....

Re: Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:54 pm
by grandmaS
I have not turned my MSN back on, but it keeps popping up so I am not sure if is still a problem. Which scanner are you using ?

Re: Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:38 pm
by PandoraEllen
I got it to from MSN IM it said it was from you asking if this was me an e-mail addy that included my e-mail addy and my space. So like a dope i clicked on it . As fast as I clicked Microsoft Security Essentials picked it up and cleaned my computer.
phew :oops:

Re: Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:02 pm
by Primal Instincts
Yup its still there Grandma...I use Microsoft Security Essentials as well....it does a great job....

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Re: Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:30 pm
by sandbar
I'm getting so I don't accept anything sent through messenger any more, if someone asks me to accept a pic even, i ask them to email it to me........ :|

Re: Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:50 am
by Primal Instincts
Exactly Sandy.......dont click ANYTHING from yahoo or msn......I tried to delete it and accidently clicked on it.....knew right way it was a virus......but its gone now.... 8)

Re: Virus going thourgh MSN and Yahoo

Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:36 am
by U.S. Marshall
I have a question then, When I open MSN it started saying I have a invitation, now it says I have 3 invitations, Is this probably 1 of those viruses? I have never looked at the invites because I had never seen a invite before. I know that is not much info but I am paranoid about checking the invites for the very reason stated above.