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#1 Turi

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:56 AM

...hello again.

My brother is having Messenger problems. He is signed into MSN and so is his wife, but they cannot start any conversations etc. However I keep recieving messages off them to download photos. The messenger is sending .zip files named "Pictures50" and "Photo3" etc. I accepted one of the files and scanned it with AVG but it seemed clean.

:thumbsup: And there is no chance I am going to unzip it! So I was wondering what this bug is, and how to kill it? I told him to search his recieved files etc. for something similar, but he can't find anything unusual. He thinks it may have slipped in thru a Torrent. He's currently running some scans, but nothing has shown up as of yet and I've told him to do a File Search for anything of a similar name to what his computer is trying to send me, but again there's nothing.

Well I'm at a loss, so can any of you clever bug-smashers help us? He thinks un-and-re-installing messenger will solve his problem....

Thanks :flowers: T

(I haven't harmed my laptop by accepting the file have I? It's deleted now, and I didn't unzip)
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#2 Turi

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:58 AM

Oh an update....

...he just reinstalled, and now the messenger is sending links:

***** says (11:56):
look at my summer pictures http://paulina2k8.tripod.com/summer2008.zip
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 06:33 AM

MSN Messenger Virus Removal
http://www.happy-messaging.com/messenger/virus/

Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

Uninstalling the Messenger sounds like a good idea until this is fixed. As of now, his computer is sending out malware to everyone on his contact list.
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Posted 23 July 2007 - 06:48 AM

Thanks pal. I have managed to send the link to him, and he's going to try it.

That site isn't too specific, but he's says he will give it a go. Or else he will use System Restore.

I'll tell him to do a HJT log, he's having probs with his internet atm.

Cheers for the link, T
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